We hope you enjoy your time exploring Litchfield and the Great Mother Road. Below are some helpful links to assist you in your journey, wherever the road may lead!
Enjoy Illinois – Official Illinois Tourism Website
The official Illinois state tourism website. Search Illinois by region, or get inspired to visit beautiful areas around the state.
Route 66 Ultimate Guide – App
Route 66: Ultimate Guide is the #1 guide for historic Route 66! Perfect for Route 66 road trips and Mother Road lovers. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway
The United States Department of Transportation has designated certain US roads as National Scenic Byways because of their special significance to the American people. Route 66 in Illinois received that recognition in 2005. This non-profit organization is responsible for the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway. The group serves 90 communities in Illinois; from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge near Madison, IL. They help attractions, small businesses, and communities take full advantage of their Route 66 resources to provide the best possible experience for visitors from around the world. The Scenic Byway also provides information to travelers to help them plan their adventure down Route 66.
IL Route 66 Association
Preservation is the means by which the past is linked to the present for the future. The Route 66 Association combines creative thinking with a “can do” attitude to take on projects that represent Route 66 and restore and maintain them so that present and future generations can have a glimpse of Illinois’ Route 66 in its heyday for themselves. The Preservation Committee is an all-volunteer enterprise, with the motto “We work for food.”
The Association’s effort keep the spirit of the Mother Road alive and well. They believe that what the world is enjoying today is the history of yesterday. What we all do today will become the history of tomorrow.
Historic Route 66 Maps
Route 66 Road Segments in IL
Wikitravel is a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. It is built in collaboration by Wikitravellers from around the globe. They have extensive information about Route 66, built from the experiences and writings from fellow travelers.
Wikitravel is built with the spirit of sharing knowledge that makes travel so enjoyable. Whenever travellers meet each other on the road, they swap info about the places they came from and ask questions about places they’re going. We want to make it easy to share that knowledge and let others share it.