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594 ft.
Junction
Junction of United States Route #66 (now defunct) with United State Route #41 at the Chicago Harbor, in Chicago, Illinois. This historical (main Street of America, as once was called), Route starts here at this junction and passes through several states before ending at Los Angeles, California.
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0.6
604 ft.
S Michigan Avenue
S Michigan Avenue, Old U.S. Route #66 turns right on S.Michigan Avenue, and continues northward for about 200 meters before turning left on to Adams Street.
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0.7
594 ft.
E Adams Street
E Adams Street, Near Northwestern University, A left turn to E Adams Street, Millenium Park, Taylor Business Institute, International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago, Harold Washington College, lie on S Wabash Avenue and nearby. Russian Tea Time Chicago, a refreshment/restaurant just behind Art Institute of Chicago, on S.Michigan Avenue, states a Road sign ''Begin Historic Illinois U.S. Route 66'' on an Electric Post.
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1.4
594 ft.
S La Salle Street
S La Salle Street, Chicago Institute for Financial Studies, Loyola University Water Tower Campus, Washington Square, Moody Bible Institute,
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2.5
577 ft.
Intersection
Intersection United States Highway #90/94, north of The Circle Interchange (also called the Spaghetti Bowl), an expressway interchange near downtown Chicago, Illinois. Old St. Patrick's Church, also known as St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic parish in Chicago, Illinois.
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2.6
584 ft.
S Halsted Street
S Halsted Street, Greektown, California, a dining and nightlife district on the Near West Side of the American city of Chicago, Illinois. It is popular with tourists and Chicago residents alike.
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4.5
594 ft.
Junction
Junction W Ogden Avenue, Ogden Boulevard, At this Junction, United States Route #66 turens left on to W Ogden Avenue, turn and continues its run on Ogden Avenue. Union Park 595, The United Center, an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, Polonia Triangle, also known as the Polish Triangle, located in West Town.
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5.3
594 ft.
Access: Hospitals
Access to, John H Stroger Jr Hospital, John H Stroger Jr Hospital Cook, Rush University Medical Center, Cook County Hospital Infirmary, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, Giribaldi Park,
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5.7
594 ft.
Access: Medical Center
Access to, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago Communicable Diseases, located just opposite this Medical Center, on W Ogden Avenue,
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7.3
594 ft.
S Fairfield Avenue: Hospital
S Fairfield Avenue, Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital,
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8.0
591 ft.
S Sacramento Drive: Park
S Sacramento Drive, S Marshall Boulevard, Douglas Park, St. Anthony Hospital, Museum of Mexican Culture,
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10.0
597 ft.
W Cemak Road
W Cemak Road, Lawndale Community Presbyterian, Crawford Congregation Jehovahs,
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11.7
607 ft.
Junction
Junction 26th PI / W 26th Street, Intersection State Route #50/Cicero Avenue, Cicero, Illinois, a town in Cook County, Illinois, The Chicago Motor Speedway at Sportsman's Park located in Cicero, Illinois, oval shaped track suspended operations due to financial conditions in the motorsports industry, The track was also the site of horse races. Hawthorne Race Course, a race track for horse racing in Stickney/Cicero, Illinois. Chicago Midway International Airport, an airport in Chicago, Illinois, located on the city's southwest side, eight miles from Chicago's Loop.
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13.7
604 ft.
S Central Avenue
S Central Avenue, Columbus Park, Morton College, Ogden Ditch (historical), Forest View, Illinois, a village in Cook County, Illinois,
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15.5
610 ft.
Ridgeland Avenue
Turning right on Ridgeland Avenue leads to: Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb bordering the west side of the city of Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County, Illinois, Oak Park has easy access to downtown Chicago (the Chicago Loop) due to public transportation such as the Chicago 'L' Blue and Green lines. Columbus Park, located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois in the Austin neighborhood, The Third Unitarian Church, a progressive religious community located in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Resurrection Healthcare West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park Conservatory, a conservatory and botanical garden located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois. Ridgeland, a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Green Line.
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16.4
607 ft.
Oak Park Avenue

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17.3
610 ft.
Junction
Junction State Highway #43, United States Highway #34, United State Route #66 turns left on to Harlem Avenue/State Route #43 briefly and then turns right departs from it and continues on Joliet Avenue.
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18.0
607 ft.
Joliet Avenue
U.S.Route #66 turns southwest to Joliet Avenue, leaving State Route #43, crosses the Cermak Woods a large wooded area.
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18.8
607 ft.
Access: River
Access to, Des Plains River, in the Forest Preserve Area in Lyons, Illinois.
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19.6
620 ft.
Prescott Avenue
Prescott Avenue, Lyons, Illinois, a village in Cook County, Illinois,
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614 ft.
47th Street
47th Street, Chicago Portage National Historic Site, located on eastern bank of the Des Plains River, east of Lyons, Illinois.
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21.7
614 ft.
Intersection
Intersection State Route #171, 1st Avenue, McCook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago in Cook County, in Illinois. The Brookfield Zoo, also known as Chicago Zoological Park, a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois, uses moats and ditches instead of cages, to separate animals from visitors and from other animals. North Riverside, Illinois, a village in Cook County, Illinois, Miller Meadows (Cook County Forest Preserve), Loyola University Medical Center, John J. Madden Mental Health Center, located along State Route #171 on the north.
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630 ft.
W 55th Street
W 55th Street, U.S.Route #66 turns right to W 55th Street and connects with Southeast Avenue, before joining Joliet Road again.
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650 ft.
Southeast Avenue
Southeast Avenue, Historict United States Route #66 takes a left turn on Southeast Avenue to rejoin Joliet Road on the south. La Grange, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, a village in Cook County, Illinois. Sedgwick Park, Park District of La Grange, Illinois.
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25.1
650 ft.
Joliet Road
Joliet Road, Historic Route #66 turns right here. East Avenue, Community of Hodgkins, Illinois, Hodgkins Park, Santa Fe Prairie Nature Preserve,
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26.0
659 ft.
Intersection
Intersection United States Highway #45/20/12, Countryside Plaza, Lake Ida, Whispering Willow Park, Hodgkins, Illinois, a village in Cook County, Illinois, An enormous United Parcel Service sorting facility, known as CACH, is located partly in Hodgkins, and partly in nearby Willow Springs on the outskirts of Chicago.
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692 ft.
S Brainard Avenue
S Brainard Avenue, Countryside, Illinois, a city in Cook County, Illinois, Countryside Park, Sale Square Shopping Center, La Grange Country Club,
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702 ft.
Gilbert Road/Willow Springs Road
Gilbert Road / Willow Springs Road, Flagg Creek Golf Club, Edgewwood Valley Country Club, Willow Springs Woods (Cook County Forest Preserve), Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, Graden Market Shopping Center, Willow Springs, Illinois, a village in Cook County, Illinois,
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623 ft.
Connecting Road:I-294
An Exit, to Connecting with Interstate Highway #294/Tri-State Tollway, Katherine Legge Memorial Park, RML Speciality Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Spring Rock Park, Western Springs, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. Indian Head Park, a village in Cook County, Illinois.
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702 ft.
Junction
Junction Interstate Highway #55, From this point, Historic Route #66 runs on Interstate Highway #55 it take a left turn to Joliet Road.
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696 ft.
S Co Line Road
S Co Line Road, Burr Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois. Oak Grove County Forest Preserve, Santa Fe Speedway, Columbia Woods Cook County Forest Preserve,
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712 ft.
Intersection
Intersection State Highway #83/Kingery Highway S, Willowbrook Community Park, Willowbrook, Illinois, a village in DuPage County, Illinois, Hinsdale Lake Commons Shopping Center, Ruth Lake Country Club, Golfview Lake, Community of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Red Gate Woods (Cook County Forest Preserve), Sag Quarries Forest Preserve, Lake Terrace, Zoroastrian Center of Chicago,
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686 ft.
Exit 273B / S Cass Avenue
Exit 273B / S Cass Avenue, Darien, Illinois, Westview South Plaza Shopping Center, Westwood Village Shopping Center, Westmont, Illinois, a village in DuPage County, Illinois, located west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County. Darien, Illinois, a city in DuPage County, Illinois, A suburb of Chicago.
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699 ft.
Exit 273A /S Cass Avenue
Exit 273A /S Cass Avenue, Northgate Road, Dupage County-WaterfaLL Glen Forest Preserve, Argonne National Laboratory, the United States' first science and engineering research national laboratory, It is completely encircled by Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. The Track Imaging Cherenkov Experiment, a ground-based cosmic ray telescope located at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois, The Advanced Photon Source, a national synchrotron-radiation light source research facility.
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761 ft.
Exit 271B
Exit 271B / Lemont Road, Oldfield Oaks County Forest Preserve, The Grove Shopping Center, Downers Park Plaza, Downers Grove, Illinois, a village in Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Fiftyninth and Main Park, Milness Famey Memorial Park, Green Knolls Shopping Center,
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761 ft.
Exit 271A
Exit 271A / Lemont Road, Waterfall Glen County Forest Preserve, Dupage County Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, The Swami Vivekananda Shrine-Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Illinois and Michigan Canal,
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44.7
748 ft.
Intersection
Intersection Interstate Highway #355/Veterans Memorial Tollway, Lemont Woods Co. Forest Preserve, Black Partridge Forest, Romeoville Prairie Co.Forest Preserve, Bollingbrook Promenade, Macy's, Mangolian Grill, Ikea, Starbucks Coffee, located on E.Boughton Road, along Interstate Highway #355, Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, a bayou-themed waterpark located in Woodridge, Illinois, Woodridge, Illinois, a suburban city of Chicago, located primarily in DuPage County,
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45.9
761 ft.
Joliet Road
Joliet Road, United State Historic Route #66 departs from the Interstate Highway #55 and continues its run on Joliet Road again from this left turn at Welco Corners, Illinois, adjacent to the Intersection of Interstate Highway #355,
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732 ft.
International Parkway
International Parkway, Lemont Woods Co. Forest Preserve, Black Patridge Forest,
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696 ft.
Access: Forest Preserve
Access to, Veteran Woods Co. Forest Preserve, Rock Lake,
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692 ft.
Junction
Junction State Route #53, Bollingbrook Commons Shopping Center, Pheasant Hill Plaza Shopping Center, Knights of Columbus Park, Bollingbrook, Illinois, a community located on State Route #53, Green Valley Co. Forest Preserve,
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610 ft.
E Romeoville Road/W 135th Street
E Romeoville Road, W 135th Street, Isle A La Cache Co. Forest Preserve, Romeoville, Illinois, a village in Will County, Illinois, located in the southwest suburban area of Chicago, Illinois.
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607 ft.
Taylor Road
Taylor Road, Heritage Falls Water Park, Romeoville, Illinois.
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610 ft.
Airport Road
Airport Road, Lewis University Airport, a public airport located southwest of Chicago, in the village of Romeoville, Illinois, in Will County, Illinois, College View Park,
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614 ft.
Access: Lewis University Backwoods
Access, Lewis University, Lewis University Backwoods, Lewis University Airport, University Backwoods Trail,
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610 ft.
Junction
Junction of State Route #7/Renwick Road. From this location, State Route #53 and State Route #7 run concurrently on Historic Route #66.
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600 ft.
Division Street
Division Street, Stateville Correctional Center, a maximum security state prison for men in Crest Hill, Illinois, located west of Historic U.S.Route #66/State Route #7/53, Joliet Mall Shopping Center, Louis Joliet Pointe Shopping Center, Community of Grand Prairie, Illinois, Crystal Lawns, Illinois, a community in Will County, Illinois,
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594 ft.
Junction
Junction State Route #7/Theodore Street, Crest Hill, Illinois, a city in Will County, Illinois, Haunted Trails Family, Rivals Park, St. Joseph Park, Crest Hill Community Park, Hillcrest Shopping Center, Joliet Catholic Academy, a coed Catholic High School located in Joliet, Illinois.
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581 ft.
Ruby Street
Ruby Street, Route #66 turns turns left on Ruby Street and crosses the Des Plains River at Joliet, Illinois, a city in Will County and Kendall County in Illinois,
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541 ft.
N Chicago Street
U.S.Route #66 turns right on to N Chicago Street, that runs along the Des Plains River parallel to Joliet Street, Christian Outreach Assembly, Slovenian Women's Union,
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535 ft.
E Jackson Street
E Jackson Street, To continue on the Historic U.S.Route #66, take a right turn towards the Des Plains River and take a left turn to drive on N Ottawa Street. United States Highway #6, Jackson Park Plaza Shopping Center, Silver Cross Hospital, Lower Spring Creek Co. Forest Preserve, Community of Ridgewood, Illinois,
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538 ft.
W Cass Street
W Cass Street, United States Highway #30/E Cass Street, Joliet Area Historical Museum, A Road sign Joliet, IL 66 near the Museum is located. Upper Bluff Historic District, Pilcher Park, Potawatomi Woods Co Forest Preserve,
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541 ft.
W Jefferson Street: Joliet, IL
W Jefferson Street/United States Highway #30, Joliet, Illinois, a city in Will County and Kendall County in Illinois, The Rialto Square Theatre, a theater in the Chicago suburb of Joliet, Illinois, Joliet Junior College, Silver Cross Field, a baseball field located in Joliet, Illinois, Joliet Union Station, a commuter and long-distance railroad station in central Joliet, Illinois. It currently serves both Amtrak long-distance and Metra commuter trains. Joliet Municipal Building-City Hall,
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531 ft.
Dekalb Street/S Chicago Street
U.S.Route #66 joins S Chicago Street/State Route #53, again through Dekalb Street, A left turn from Ottawa Street to DeKalb Street, Joliet East Side Historic District lies on the east.
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538 ft.
Junction
Junction Interstate Highway #80, Rockdale, Illinois, a village in Will County, Illinois,
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633 ft.
Zurich Road/Zarley Boulevard
Zurich Road/E. Zarley Boulevard, Preston Heights, Illinois, a community in Will County, Illinois, St. John Missionary Baptist, Sugar Creek Co. Forest Preserve,
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630 ft.
Sweitzer Road: Speedway
Sweitzer Road, Speedway Boulevard, Chicagoland Speedway, a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, just off Illinois Route 53, Historic U.S.Route #66, Chicagoland Speedway has become a significant draw for major NASCAR and IRL events.
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623 ft.
W Elwood Manhattan Road
W Elwood Manhattan Road, Manhattan, Illinois, a village in Will County, Illinois, located in northeastern Illinois south of Chicago, IL. Millsdale, Illinois, an abandoned village located in Channahon Township in Will County, Illinois, west of here, adjacent to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie,
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643 ft.
Brown Road
Leaving State Route #53, Take A left turn to Brown Road, and a right turn to S Chicago Road, on which the Historic U.S.Route #66 continues its run.
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646 ft.
Elmwood, IL
Mississippi Road, Community of Elmwood, Illinois, Community of Drummond, Illinois, located in the midst of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
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643 ft.
State Route #53
Historic U.S.Route #66 joins State Route #53 at Elmwood, IL,
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584 ft.
W Doyle Road
W Doyle Road, Joliet Army Ammunition Plant (former Joliet Arsenal), a United States Army arsenal located in Will County, Illinois, near Elmwood, Illinois,
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561 ft.
County Highway 44
County Highway #44/New River Road, Des Plaines Dolomite Prairies Land and Water Reserve, Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area, an Illinois state park in Will County, Illinois, located on floodplain adjacent to the confluence of the Des Plaines River and the Kankakee River to form the Illinois River, west of U.S. Route #66.
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561 ft.
W Peotone Road
W Peotone Road/County Highway 25, Symerton, Illinois, a village in Will County, Illinois. Peotone, Illinois, a village in Will County, Illinois, lies on the east.
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545 ft.
Wilmington, IL
S Water Street/State Route #102, Wilmington, Illinois, a city in Will County, Illinois, Forsythe Woods County Forest Reserve, lies on the east. Lakewood Shores, Illinois, a comunity in Will County, Illinois, lies along the Kankakee River.
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564 ft.
W Stripe Mine Road
W Stripe Mine Road, Hitts Siding Prairie Nature Preserve, Historic Route #66 continues its run on State Route #53.
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561 ft.
Coal City Road
Coal City Road, State Route #113, Diamond, Illinois, a village in Grundy County, Illinois, Coal City, Illinois, a village located in Braceville and Felix Townships, Grundy County, Illinois,
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102.6
577 ft.
Braidwood, Illinois
Main Street/State Route #113, Braidwood, Illinois, a city in Will County, Illinois, The Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station, a nuclear power plant located in the area, supplies electricity to a major part of Chicago, IL., Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve, Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve, located along State Route #113 to the east of Braidwood, Illinois.
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594 ft.
Access: Nuclear Power Plant
Access to, The Braidwood Generating Station, located in Will County in northeastern Illinois. The nuclear power plant supplies electricity to Chicago and northern Illinois.
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106.6
587 ft.
Godley, IL
Main Street, Kankakee Street, Godley Park District, Godley, Illinois, a village in Grundy County, Illinois, .
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581 ft.
Braceville, IL
S Mitchell Road, Braceville, Illinois, a village in Grundy County, Illinois, Braceville Township, one of seventeen townships in Grundy County, Illinois, located between Interstate Highway #55 and U.S.Route #66/Illinois Route #53.
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568 ft.
E Huston Road: State Park
E Huston Road / County Road 5000 S, Mazonia State Park, Mazonia State Fish and Wildlife Area, an Illinois state park in Grundy County, Illinois, located along the Historic United States Route #66/Illinois Route #53.
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591 ft.
Main Street: Gardner, IL
Take a right turn on to Main Street/County Road 29, in Gardner, Illinois, continue on this road till reaching a junction with State Route #29, where you take a left turn to join the Interstate Highway #55, running southwesterly. 
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587 ft.
Junction
Junction State Route #29 with State Route #53, Take a left turn, that joins with Interstate Highway #55, to continue traveling on historic U.S.Route #66,
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620 ft.
Interstate Highway #55
At this spot, Interstate Highway #55 departs from the original route of Historic U.S.Route #66, to rejoin again few miles south of Dwight, Illinois. Dwight, Illinois, a village located mainly in Livingston County, Illinois, Dwight contains an original stretch of the famous U.S. Route 66, and uses a railroad station designed in 1891.
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623 ft.
S Brewster Road
S Brewster Road, This was the Old Route #66 to Dwight, Illinois.
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640 ft.
W Mazon Avenue
W Mazon Avenue, Dwight, Illinois, A stretch of the famous U.S. Route #66 passes through Dwight, Illinois, and a railroad station designed in 1891 also located here in Dwight, IL., The Frank L. Smith Bank, a bank building in Dwight, Illinois, known for its early architecture. The Dwight railroad depot, built in the Richardson Romanesque style of rusticated masonry, the structure is a National Historic Place. Also in Dwight, Illinois is the Pioneer Gothic Church, a unique example of an existing wood framed Carpenter Gothic church. It is a registered National Historic Place.
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650 ft.
Odell Road
Odell Road, Dwight Lions Lake, a lake located alongside Historic Route #66, New Life Assembly of God, Florence W Garrett Park, in Dwight, IL.,
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689 ft.
Leaving I-55
Route #66 leaves Interstate Highway #55 which bypasses Odell, Illinois, a village in Livingston County, Illinois,
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722 ft.
Prairie Street: Odell, IL
Prairie Street, Odell, Illinois, a village in Livingston County, Illinois, Standard Oil Gas Station, a National Historic Place, located here in Odell, Illinois, on Historic U.S.Route #66, Miller Memorial Park,
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150.6
689 ft.
Leaving I-55
Here U.S. Route #66 leaves I-55 which bypasses Cayuga, Illinois and Pontiac, Illinois.
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689 ft.
Cayuga, IL
E 2160 N Road, Community of Cayuga, Illinois, Wolf Creek Country Club,
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636 ft.
N 1500 E Road
N 1500 E Road/State Route #23, Airport Road, Cornell, Illinois, a village in Livingston County, Illinois. Long Point, Illinois, a village in Livingston County, Illinois,
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633 ft.
W Howard Street
W Howard Street, Pontiac, Illinois, a city in Livingston County, Illinois, The Pontiac Amtrak station, a train station in Pontiac, Illinois, served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame Museum, is located here in Pontiac, Illinois. Camp-Humiston Pool, Chautauqua Park, City Park, Jaycee Park,
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161.2
643 ft.
Junction
Junction State Route #116 / 1700 N Road/W Reynolds Street, Pontiac Elks Country Club, Osf St. James John w Albrecht Medical Center, Flanagan, Illinois, a village in Livingston County, Illinois, The Raymond Schulz Round Barn, a round barn, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Round Barns in Illinois Thematic Resources.
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663 ft.
Illinois State Police Office
The building that housed The former Illinois State Police Office in Pontiac, Illinois, served as the Illinois State Police District 6 headquarters, is a listed U.S. National Historic Place.
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169.6
669 ft.
Ocuya, IL
Community of Ocuya, Illinois,
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715 ft.
Intersection
Intersection United States Highway #24, W Cemetery Road/County Road 3100 N, Chenoa, Illinois, a city in McLean County, Illinois, Meadows, Illinois, a small village located in McLean County, Illinois, located on United States Route #24 east of the historic U.S. Route #66.
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187.1
719 ft.
Route #66 to Lexington, IL
Route #66 enters Lexington, Illinois, while the Interstate Highway #55 bypasses Lexington, Illinois, a city in McLean County, Illinois, Lexington is home of the Lexington Snipes. The Snipes are an Amateur Baseball team made up of the best local and regional collegiate talent.
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190.3
738 ft.
County Highway 8
A left turn on to County Highway 8, Lexington, Illinois, a city in McLean County, Illinois, Historic U.S.Route #66 runs through this city.
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745 ft.
Right Turn to S Grove Street
Right Turn to S Grove Street, in Lexington, Illinois, to join the Historic Route #66.
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778 ft.
County Highway 29
County Highway 29, Towanda, Illinois, a village in McLean County, Illinois, Each July 03, Towanda has a spaghetti supper in the evening and a street dance at night, and on July 04, a parade goes through the village, It is considered a big event in McLean County, People from Towanda, Illinois and surrounding areas participate in the festivities.
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810 ft.
Connecting Road
Connecting Road to, Veterans Parkway/State Route #31, Ironwood Country Club located just off Interstate Highway #55,
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814 ft.
Henry Street, Normal, IL
Henry Street, Route #66 turns left from Shelbourne Drive, To continue driving on Historic Route #66 turn left on to Henry Street,
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804 ft.
Pine Street
Pine Street, Turn Right from Henry Street to Pine Street, in Normal, Illinois.
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212.5
801 ft.
N Linden Street
Turn left on to N Linden Street, After a short run N Linden Street, Turn Right on to W Willow street, and continue until it meets United States Highway #51/Main Street, in Normal, IL.,
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791 ft.
W Willow Street
Turn right on to W Willow Street, and continue on till it meets United States Highway #51, in Normal, IL.,
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791 ft.
W College Avenue, Normal, IL
W College Avenue, Normal, Illinois, a town in McLean County, Illinois, It is adjacent to Bloomington, Illinois, they are known as the "Twin Cities," "Bloomington-Normal,". Illinois State University, a public university in Normal, Illinois, Hancock Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Normal, Illinois. Redbird Arena, Normal Public Library, Bowling and Billiards Center, Marian Kneer Softball Stadium,
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771 ft.
W Hovey Avenue/W Beaufort Street
W Hovey Avenue/W Beaufort Street, Children's Discovery Museum, Southeast Chiller Plant, Mennonite Church of Normal, IL.
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215.8
758 ft.
West Virginia Avenue
West virginia Avenue, Bromenn Health Care, The Cedar Crest Addition Historic District, a historic district in Normal, Illinois, in McLean County, Illinois, listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
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217.3
797 ft.
Junction: Bloomington, IL.
Junction of State Highway #9/United States Highway #150
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218.0
810 ft.
W Front Street: Coliseum
W Front Street, U.S. Cellular Coliseum, an arena in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, The Pepsi Ice Center, which is a public ice rink, The center features open skating, as well as lessons and hockey leagues, attached to the coliseum. McLean County Museum of History, The Ruben M. Benjamin House, a house located in Bloomington, Illinois, is a National Historic Place. The David Davis Mansion, also known as Clover Lawn, a Victorian home in Bloomington, Illinois, a National Historic Place. Eastland Mall Shopping Center, Osf St.Joseph Medical Center,
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220.1
810 ft.
Junction
Junction with Interstate Highway #55 Business/S Veterans Parkway, Turn Right to continue driving Historic Route #66, Highland Park Golf Course is located just off the Interstate Highway #55 Business, Mercherle Park, State Farm Park, Tri Lakes Park,
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222.4
853 ft.
Beich Road/Fox Creek Road
Beich Road / Fox Creek Road,
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223.6
801 ft.
Intersection
Intersection Interstate Highway #55/74, United States Highway #51, Historic Route #66 joins Interstate Highway #55 at this point. Community of Gillum, Illinois, Community of Downs, Illinois, City of Le Roy, Illinois, located along Interstate Highway #74 on the southeast.
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229.0
761 ft.
Shirley, IL
Community of Shirley, Illinois, A Road sign stating ''Route 66, Road Ends'' near the Shirley Cemetery. Turn Right to County Highway 34, Turn left on Co.Road 775 E, and Left Turn again to Co.Road 700 N, yet another Left turn would take to E 700 North Road and to N 825 Road, and a Right turn on E 750 North Road that connects with Interstate Highway #55, where a left turn, to continue on Historic Route #66.
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244.6
686 ft.
E 550 North Road
E 550 North Road, Funks Grove, Illinois, a historic community on U.S. Route 66 in McLean County, Illinois, Funk's Grove is a National Natural Landmark. Stubblefield Woodlots Nature Preserve, Thaddeus Stubblefield Grove Nature Preserve,
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251.4
699 ft.
N Steward Road
Turn Left to N Steward Road, then turn right to E Carlislie Street and again at the Junction with United States Highway #136, turn right in Mclean, Illinois. McLean, Illinois, a village in McLean County, Illinois,
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252.7
705 ft.
Dixie Road
Dixie Road/United States Highway #136, A left turn to join the United States Highway #55 which runs parallel to the Historic Route #66 at McLean, Illinois
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259.2
709 ft.
N Lincoln Parkway
N Lincoln Parkway, where the historic Route #66 turns right to Sycamore Street, and onthen a left turn to Arch Street, and passes through Atlanta (formerly Xenia), Illinois, a city in Logan County, Illinois, A Public Library is located adjacent to the Park, along the Old Historic Route #66,
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Atlanta, IL
Atlanta Public Library, located near the Park, along the Historic Route #66, in Atlanta, Illinois, a city in Logan County, Illinois,
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N Lincoln Parkway
N Lincoln Parkway, Interstate Highway #55,
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Lawndale, IL
Main Street, Lawndale, Illinois, a community northeast of Springfield, Illinois, lies on Interstate 55, along the Historic Route #66,
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N Lincoln Parkway
N Lincoln Parkway/Interstate Highway #55 Business Loop departs from Interstate #55 to pass through Lincoln, Illinois, a small city in Logan County, Illinois.
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Kickapoo Street
A Left and a Right Turn to; N Kickapoo Street, to Lincoln, Illinois.
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Junction: Lawndale, IL
Junction State Route #121/10, turn right and then turn left to Logan Street, until it meets 5th Street, from the Historic Route #66 continues on 5th Street upto S Washington Street, where it turns left and meets Interstate #55 Business Route/Lincoln Parkway,
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Lincoln, IL
Lincoln, IL, a city in Logan County, Illinois, Lincoln College, Lincoln Christian University, Heartland Community College, The Lincoln Courthouse Square Historic District, a National Historic Place, located in Lincoln, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, The Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, a reconstructed county courthouse located in Illinois. Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln Amtrak Station, a brick railroad depot, Logan Courthouse Square Historic District, Logan county Fairgrounds,
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Interstate Highway #55 Business Loop
Interstate Highway #55 Business Loop, Logan County Fairgrounds, Heritage Plaza Shopping Center, Kickapoo Creek County Park, located north of here along Interstate #55Business Loop.
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1010 Avenue: State Park
1010 Avenue, Access Road to, The Edward R. Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area, located south of Lincoln, Illinois. The horseshoe-shaped park surrounds the former Lincoln Developmental Center, Salt Creek, a major tributary of central Illinois' Sangamon River is located within the Edward R. Madigan, Railsplitter State Park.
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Frontage Road
Turn Left to Frontage Road that joins the Interstate Highway #55 further south.
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County Highway 12: Broadwell, IL
County Highway 12: Broadwell, IL, Historic Route #66 runs through Broadwell, Illinois,
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Kennedy Road: Elkhart, IL
Kennedy Road, Elkhart Public Library, Elkhart, Illinois, a village in Logan County, Illinois, Elkhart Christian Church,
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450 Avenue
450 Avenue, Community of Mt. Fulcher,
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Route 66 Gas Station
A old Gas Station on the Roadside on Route #66,
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Elm Street, Williamsville, IL
A left turn on to Elm Street, Williamsville, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois,
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State Route #123
State Route #123 / Co.Hwy 2a/Dinius Road,
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State Route #124
Turn right from Interstate Highway #55 to State Route #124/Interstate-55 Business Route,
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E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL
E Andrew Road/State Route #124, Sherman, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, Wengardt Pond,
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Access Road : Golf Club
Access Road to, Rail Golf Club, located beside the Carpenter Park, Carpenter Park Nature Preserve, along the Historic Route #66,
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Riverside Road : Park
Riverside Road, Riverside Park,
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N Dirksen Parkway
N Dirksen Parkway, Historic Route 66 bypass, at Grandview, Illinois.
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Junction
Junction State Route #4, Historic Route 66 turns left at this Junction on to Interstate Highway #55 Business Route, to Grandview, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, also known as Capital Airport, a joint civil-military public airport located northwest of the city of Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County, Illinois.
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Sangamon Avenue
Sangamon Avenue, Comunity of Ridgely, Illinois, Sangamon Shopping Center, Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack, a one mile long clay oval motor racetrack on the grounds of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the state capitol. Adventure Village, Camp Butler National Cemetery, Hospital Sisters Health System, Riverton, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois,
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Grandview, Illinois
N Grand Avenue E, Grandview, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, Lincoln's Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, the final resting place of 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons. It is known as Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site. Lincoln Park, Memorial Pool Park,
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Intersection Springfield, IL
Intersection State Route #97/29/E Jefferson Street, The Old State Capitol State Historic Site, the fifth capitol building built for the U.S. state of Illinois. Prairie Capital Convention Center, St.Johns Hospital, Memorial Medical Center, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln, and the course of the American Civil War. It continues to be popular museum and to rank as one of the most visited libraries. The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop in Springfield, Illinois, one of the few remaining Maid-Rite franchises in the United States. This specific shop claims to have the first drive-thru window in the U.S. The building, along historic U.S. Route 66, is a National Historic Places. The Supreme Court of Illinois, the highest judicial court of the state of Illinois. The Illinois Executive Mansion, Vachel Lindsay House, the birthplace and home of famous poet Vachel Lindsay. Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home Abraham Lincoln lived in from 1844 to 1861. Springfield, Illinois, the third and current capital of Illinois.
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I-55 Business Route
Turn Right on to Interstate Highway #55 Business and Turn Left on S 5th Street, to continue on Historic Route 66.
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E Ash Street
E Ash Street, Leland Grove, Illinois, a city in Sangamon County, Illinois adjacent to Springfield, Illinois. Jerome, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, Eisenhower Park, Dreamland Park,
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Stevenson Drive
Stevenson Drive, Laketown Shopping Center, Lake Springfield, a reservoir located in the city of Springfield, Illinois, formed by Spaulding Dam across Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Sangamon River. Lake Springfield, is located close to the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden, a local arboretum, and the Henson Robinson Zoo. The Lake Springfield is popular among locals for recreation.
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Southern View, IL
S 6th Street, near Community of Southern View, IL, Historic Route #66 takes a left Turn to join Interstate Highway #55,
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Hazel Dell Road
Hazel Dell Road, Lincoln Land Comunity College, located at the Intersection of Interstate Highway #55 and Interstate Highway #72,
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Exit 90
Exit 90, Toronto Road, Univewrsity of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Greens Golf Course, Lake Springfield, The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden, an woodland and prairie garden. Springfield Lake Shore Improvement, McFarland Mental Health Center, Lincoln Land Community College,
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Exit 88 / Palm Road
Exit 88 / Palm Road, Bridgeview Park, Cotton Hill Park, Illinois State Police Academy, located along E Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center,
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Chatham Road
Chatham Road / County Highway 40, Chatham, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, lies along the original alignment of historic U.S. Route 66. Sangchris Lake State Recreation Area, an Illinois state park in Christian and Sangamon Counties, Illinois. The Sangchris Lake makes up a large portion of this state park, Pheasant Run Access Area, lie southeast of here on New City Road/County Highway 20.
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Junction
Junction Horse Farm Road, near Community of Glenarm, Illinois.
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Intersection
Intersection State Route #104, Auburn, Illinois, a city in Sangamon County, Illinois, Abundant Life Church, Auburn Public Library, Community of Irwin Park, Illinois located along State Route #4 north of Auburn, Illinois. Lake Commanche, Pawnee, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, located east of Historic U.S. Route #66,
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Exit 80 / Divernon, IL
Exit 80, Historic Route #66 touches Divernon, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, located along the Historic Route/present day Interstate Highway #55, W Divernon Road, connect with State Route #4, Edgewood Country Club, Thayer, Illinois, a village in Sangamon County, Illinois, located on/along Illinois State Route #4.
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Farmersville, IL
County Highway 17 / Co.Road 3050 N, Farmersville, Illinois, a village in Montgomery County, Illinois, Farmersville-Waggoner Public Library, Crown Mine Pond, Girard, Illinois, a city in Macoupin County, Illinois, Oak Leaf Country Club, Sunset Lake,
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Morrisonville Avenue
Morrisonville Avenue / Co.Road 2900 N, Morrisonville, Illinois, a village in Christian County, Illinois,
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Co Road 2600 N
Co Road 2600 N / W Waggoner Avenue, Waggoner, Illinois, a village in Montgomery County, Illinois, located along the Historic Route #66,
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Access: Shrine
Access to, A Highway Stop at Our Lady of the Highway Shrine, on Historic Route 66, maintained by the Route 66 Association of Illinois,
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Junction
Junction State Route #127/48, N 22nd Avenue, Raymond, Illinois, a village in Montgomery County, Illinois,
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Junction
Junction State Route #108 / Co.Road 1900 N, Fivemile Lake, Kamper Kompanion, Carlinville, Illinois, a city in Macoupin County, Illinois, Blackburn College, a small college affiliated with the Presbyterian church located here in Carlinville, Illinois, lies west of Route #66.
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County Highway 24
County Highway 24, Turn Left to drive E Frontage Road of Interstate Highway #55, on which the Historic Route #66 continues. Co.Road 1600 N, Lake Lou Yaeger, Roberts Cemetery Savanna Nature Preserve, lies in Honey Bond Avenue just north of here.
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N Sherman Street
Turn Left on to join N Sherman Street which is the Old Historic Route 66, to Litchfield, Illinois.
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Intersection: Ariston Cafe
Intersection State Route #16, The Ariston Cafe, a historic restaurant located in Litchfield, Illinois, along Old U.S. Route #66. The Ariston Cafe is a listed National Historic Place. Litchfield, Illnois, a city in Montgomery County, Illinois, Litchfield Carnegie Public Library, St. Francis Hospital, Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Litchfield Lake, Litchfield Municipal Airport, an airport located along the Historic Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois.
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Airport Trail / Co road 1100 N
Airport Trail / County Road 1100 N, Walton Lake, Litchfield Municipal Park, Litchfield Municipal Airport,
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Right Turn on N 10th Avenue
Right Turn on N 10th Avenue, and an immediate left turn to continue on Historic Route 66, to Mount Olive, Illinois
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Left turn to Mt. Olive, IL
A Left turn on Old Route 66, to Mount Olive, Illinois, a city in Macoupin County, Illinois,
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Intersection
Intersection of State Route #138/Walshville Road
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Left Turn
Left Turn on E Frontage Road, that drives crosses Interstate Highway #55, to reach Staunton, Illinois.
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E Frontage Road
Right Turn, on E Frontage Road that crosses over the Interstate Highway #55, to Staunton, Illinois.
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Number 7 Mine Lane
Number 7 Mine Lane, Mine Number 7 Reservoir,
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E Main Street
E Main Street, Staunton Road, Staunton Public Library, Staunton, Illinois, a city in Macoupin County, Illinois, Community Memorial Hospital, Forest Lake Club Lake,
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Bentrup Road
Left Turn on Bentrup Road for a short run, before a right turn on to Route 16 road which is the Old Historic Route 66, connects with Madison Street, in staunton, Illinois.
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Williamson Avenue
Williamson Avenue, Community of Williamson, Illinois, Mt. Olive Staunton Coal Company Reservoir, located just off Interstate Highway #55, between I-55 and the Historic Route #66.
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Williamson Road
Turn Right to Williamson Road, which connects with State Route #4 which briefly runs on the Historic Route 66.
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Junction
Junction State Route #4,
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Livingston Drive
Livingston Drive, Livingston, Illinois, a village in Madison County, Illinois, located just off Interstate Highway #55, Miners Memorial Park, John Slifka Memorial Park,
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Possum Hill Road
Take a Right Turn to Possum Hill Road, and then on to W Frontage Road, to drive the Historic Route #66, that runs along Interstate Highway #55. Community of Worden, Illinois, located west on Possum Hill Road.
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Junction
Junction State Route #140/157, Historic Route #66 runs through Hamel, Illinois, a village in Madison County, Illinois, on Hillsboro Avenue/State Route #157,
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Barnett, IL
Community of Barnett, Illinois.
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County Road 23: Park
County Road 23, Quercus Grove Park,
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County Road 44 / Fruit Road
County Road 44 / Fruit Road, Grigsby Lake, Oak Brook Golf Course,
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Junction: Edwardsville, IL
Junction State Route #157 with State Route #143, Turn Right on Vandalia Street/State Route #157 to continue to drive Historic Route #66, in Edwardsville, Illinois, a city in Madison County, Illinois, It is the third oldest city in Illinois. Attractions/Recreations in and and around Edwardsville, Illinois are; MCT Trails, more than 85 miles of scenic bikeways that weave throughout the communities of Edwardsville and nearby Glen Carbon and beyond; Watershed Nature Center, a wildlife preserve; SIUE Campus, the largest campus with hills, forest and vast fields; And Edwardsville, IL Parks, Glik Park, City Park, Edwardsville Township Park, Leclaire Park, and Lusk Park.
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Junction
Junction State Route #143/159, Kendall Hill Park, Wood River, Illinois, a city in Madison County, Illinois, The Benjamin Stephenson House, a Federal style home built in 1820 in the city of Edwardsville, Illinois. It is listed National Historic Place. Children's Museum of Edwardsville, IL, Leclaire Lake,
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Left Turn to West Street
Left Turn from St. Louis Street to West Street/State Route #157, Edwardsville, Illinois.
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Access: Golf Course
Access to, American Legion Golf Course, located just off State Route #157 in Edwardsville, Illinois.
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E University Drive: Lake
E University Drive, Governors Parkway, Tower Lake, Southern Illinois University, National Corn to Ethanol Research Center, Cougar, Illinois a village located along the Historic Route #66,
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Access: Golf Club
Access to, Sunset Hills Golf Club,
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N Bluff Road / S University Drive
N Bluff Road / S University Drive, Historic Route #66 switches over to Chain of Rocks Road at this Junction where State Route #157 takes a left turn and intersects Interstate Highway #270,
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Intersection
Intersection Illinois State Route #111, to Wood River, Illinois a city in Madison County Illinois, Community of Roxana, Illinois, Community of South Roxana, Illinois, Pontoon Beach, Illinois, a village in Madison County, Illinois, Horseshoe Lake State Park,
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State Route #203
State Route #203, Historic Route #66 crosses Interstate Highway #270, and State Route #203, at Granite City, Illinois, a city in Madison County, Illinois,
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Intersection
Intersection State Route #3/Lewis and Clark Boulevard, Lewis and Clark State Memorial Park,
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Chain of Rocks Bridge: Stateline
Chain of Rocks Bridge, a bridge that spans the Mississippi River, The Bridge was a motor route, and carried Historic U.S. Route #66 across, Now it carries walking and biking trails over the river. This bridge is a National Historic Place. This is where the Illinois part of the Historic U.S.Route #66, ends and the Route crosses over to Missouri.