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Route 66 Roadside Attractions 🛣️ Historical MarkersThis series of markers was erected as part of the Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
Standin' on the Corner Park
|This area was dedicated on September 11, 1999 as a tribute to the memorable song of the 1970's that made Winslow, Arizona a town to sing about on famous Route 66. — — Map (db m36329) HM|
|Juan Delgadillo built the now famous Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona in 1953 out of scrap lumber. — — Map (db m119929) HM|
|Originally built in the 1950s, this world-famous restaurant was the location of the 1988 film, "Bagdad Caf้," which became the new name of the restaurant in 1995. — — Map (db m160081) HM|
| The Magic Lamp Inn has been a dining tradition on Route 66 since 1955.
Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing. — — Map (db m158338) HM|
|The Chicken Basket was established in 1946 born out of a gas station next door that sold fried chicken. It was a Blue Bird bus stop as well as a restaurant and used to have ice skaters on the roof to attract Route 66 travelers. It became Dell Rhea's . . . — — Map (db m157104) HM|
|This nostalgic barn has been restored by volunteers of the Route 66 Association of Illinois Preservation Committee. August 30, 1998 — — Map (db m157025) HM|
|This restoration is a project of the Route 66 Association of Illinois Preservation Committee. Identified November 9, 1997 on the National Register of Historic Places. — — Map (db m157019) HM|
|The original bridge was built in 1926 as part of Route 4. On November 11, 1926, the alignment of Route 4 through Pontiac became US Route 66. In early days, the highways were marked with paint using a stencil on utility poles and on bridge end posts. . . . — — Map (db m157015) HM|
|Abraham Lincoln practiced law here from 1840-1847. This site is located on the original alignment of Route 66 through Lincoln, Illinois. Free admission. — — Map (db m156851) HM|
|The Mill opened in 1929 on the original alignment of Route 66, it became famous as a sandwich stand and then a Bar/Restaurant. The Mill is now being restored as a museum. Open by appointment. — — Map (db m156855) HM|
|Russell Soulsby built this station in 1926 with his father, Henry
He ran it with his sister Ola until 1991. For its 65 years of operation; they only sold Shell gasoline. — — Map (db m138433) HM|
|A Route 66 information center and tourist attraction built for past, present and future travelers. — — Map (db m138472) HM|
|Established in 1891, Funk descendants have been making sirup since 1824 when Isaac settled in the Grove that bears his name. — — Map (db m156944) HM|
|You are standing on the pavement of the original Route 66 that was commissioned in 1926. The width of the original hard road was only 16' wide and constructed from Portland cement. The road immediately in front of you is the upgraded Route 66 known . . . — — Map (db m157604) HM|
|The Towanda, Il. Route 66 Parkway stretches 1 mile in front of you and 2.5 miles behind you. You are standing on the 1954 alignment of Route 66. The original 1926 two lane Route 66 is behind you and to the right and just up this road and to the . . . — — Map (db m157605) HM|
|Satisfying local patrons and international travelers since 1924, this landmark stop continues to attract diners who "remember where good food is served"
Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as . . . — — Map (db m138435) HM|
|Even though it was wonderful to have a paved, hard road to travel on, many motor vehicle accidents did occur on Route 66.
In 1959, this shrine was erected to remind motorists of the potential dangers and offered a place to say a prayer for a . . . — — Map (db m156780) HM|
|Family owned and operated since 1950. Home of the famous "hot dog on a stick." — — Map (db m152777) HM|
|Stop by to grab an ice cream treat and stroll through the park for many great photo opportunities. The Rich and Creamy Ice Cream stand is the highlight of Route 66 Park, having served travelers for years. Be sure to look up and see Jake & Elwood . . . — — Map (db m157508) HM|
|A clearinghouse for information as you travel down the Mother Road, the Route 66 Experience has information on Route 66, Lincoln Highway and all of Joliet! Visit the Free Route 66 Experience with interactive features to entertain for hours! A key . . . — — Map (db m157506) HM|
|Built circa 1870, the caf้ was formerly the Crowell Bank, which Jesse James robbed in 1876. It is currently a restaurant and bed and breakfast. — — Map (db m37551) HM|
| In 2001, members of the community joined with the Galena Chamber of Commerce to donate a block of the downown Route 66 main street to construct a park for everyone to enjoy.
Route 66 Howard "Pappy" Litch Park
The Oldest Mining Town in . . . — — Map (db m43047) HM|
|Established in the 1940s, the Eat Rite-Diner is one of the few nostalgic Route 66 diners left for great burgers and a friendly atmosphere. — — Map (db m139770) HM|
| Ted Drewes Frozen Custard has been located on Route 66 since 1941 and has been a St. Louis landmark since 1929. Many travelers have stopped to enjoy the world-famous "Concretes." — — Map (db m147690) HM|
|National Register of Historic Places, established in 1939. Built with rock unearthed during the paving of Route 66. — — Map (db m41862) HM|
|Built in April 1898 by William Odor on his farm. Restored in 1992 by Luke Robinson, community workers and local businesses. — — Map (db m119930) HM|
|Opened in the 1930's, the Eagle Service Station served Route 66 travelers for nearly 60 years. — — Map (db m81122) HM|
|Built in the early 1970's as an anniversary gift, the Blue Whale turned into a swimming park and closed in 1988. — — Map (db m119931) HM|