The Route 66 Centennial in Illinois

Discover how the state that's home to the traditional beginning of Route 66 is celebrating the Mother Road leading up to the main event in 2026 and how you can explore Route 66 in Illinois anytime.

To learn more about organizing around the Route 66 Centennial in Illinois, please connect with the Route 66 Association of Illinois or Illinois Office of Tourism.

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