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Illinois State #64 Highway Guide

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Junction Rt 59
Remember Route #64 is North Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Start your adventure somewhat west of the metropolitan Chicago area and travel west toward the Mississippi River and the State of Iowa. Attractions in Chicago: Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center, Maxwell Street Market, James R. Thompson Center, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Maxim's: The Nancy Goldberg International Center, North Park Nature Center, Museum Campus of Chicago, Wild Reef: Sharks at the Shedd.
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Airport
Pass the DuPage County Airport on the south side of highway.
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3.7
St. Charles, Illinois
Entering the city of St. Charles, Illinois, known for its' antique shopping and monthly flea market. Just west of the Fox River is 'Old St. Charles', at Main & Third Streets. Attractions in St. Charles; Museums, Batavia Depot Museum, Billy Graham Museum, Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village, Cantigny Gardens & Museum, Cosley Zoo, Dunham-Hunt House, Durant House Museum, Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden, Fabyan Windmill, Fox River Trolley Museum, Garfield Farm Museum, Geneva History Museum, Illinois Railway Museum, St. Charles History Museum, Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center, Cantigny Gardens & Museum, Cosley Zoo.
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Junction Rt 25
Rt 25 North/South
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Fox River
Crossing the Fox River in downtown St. Charles.
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Junction Rt 31
North to Elgin, Illinois, Carpentersville, Illinois, Crystal Lake, Illinois. South to Geneva, Illinois, Aurora, Illinois.
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Junction Randall Road
Randall Road North/South. Turn south to Kane County, Illinois Fairgrounds and home of monthly flea market.
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Wasco
As you pass through the village of Wasco, Illinois you will begin to experience the agricultural farmland area of Northern Illinois.
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Junction Rt 47
North to Lily Lake, Illinois / South to Elburn, Illinois.
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Richardson
Village of Richardson, Illinois.
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Sycamore, Illinois
Sycamore,  Illinois
Entering the city of Sycamore. Stop and view the Court house in the downtown area.
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41.5
Golf Course
Pass the Sycamore Park District Golf Course on the south side of highway. 18 holes of enjoyment.
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Junction Rt 23 - North
North to Genoa, Illinois, Marengo, Illinois, Harvard, Illinois.
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Junction Rt 23 - South
South to DeKalb, Illinois. DeKalb Attractions; Altgeld Art Gallery, Anthropology Museum, Blackwell History of Education Museum, Davis Hall Observatory, DeKalb Community Labyrinth & Serenity Garden, DeKalb Gallery, Ellwood House Museum & Park, Glidden Homestead, Gurler House, Harley-Davidson Museum, Heritage Square Gallery, Jack Olson Gallery, Joseph F. Glidden Homestead, Midwest Museum of Natural History, Regional History Center, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock.
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Junction Anne Glidden Road
Anne Glidden Road North/South. Turn south to DeKalb, Illinois and the Campus of Northern Illinois University.
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Junction Malta Road
North to Kirkland, Illinois / South to Malta, Illinois and campus of Kishwaukee Jr. College.
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Twin Towers
Glance to the northwest and see the imposing cooling towers of the Byron Generating Facility.
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Junction I-39
Interstate 39 North to Rockford, Illinois /South to LaSalle, Illinois and Peru, Illinois.
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Junction Rt 251
North to Rockford/South to Rochelle, Illinois. The city of Rochelle has a Railroad Park for those interested in viewing trains.
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Kings, Illinois
Village of Kings.
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Junction Chana Road
North to Paynes Point, Illinois / South to Chana, Illinois. The area now starts to become more rolling, but farming still prevails.
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Junction German Church Road
North to Byron Generating Facility and the city of Byron, Illinois.
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98.0
Oregon
Oregon
Entering the city of Oregon and home of the Patchwork Inn, 122 North Third Street.
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Oregon
Oregon
Patchwork Inn at Night!
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Daysville Road
Turn south to Oregon Country Club; Camp Lowden Boy Scout Camp; Lowden-Miller State Forest and village of Dayville, Illinois. Lowden-Miller State Forest is located along the eastern shoreline of the Rock River.
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River Road
River Road
Turn north to Lowden State Park and Lorado Taft's 'Blackhawk Statue' overlooking the Rock River Valley. Lorado Taft, who created the 50-foot statue as a tribute to Native Americans. Lowden State Park; One of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River is just north of Oregon in Ogle County. Individual and group camping sites include limited electricity, a shower building, and a sanitary dumping station for R V and trailers.
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Rock River
Crossing the Rock River. Great for boating/canoeing and fishing.
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Junction Rt 2
Junction Rt 2
North to Stonghold Castle/ South to Castle Rock State Park; White Pines Forest; John Deere historic site in Grand Detour and Ronald Reagan boyhood home in Dixon. Before leaving, experience all that the city of Oregon and the Patchwork Inn has to offer. Castle Rock State Park; There are three picnic areas available for use with shelters, picnic tables, playground equipment, grills, toilets, and drinking water.
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Lime Kiln Road
North to the Ogle County Fair Grounds.
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Airport
Pass the Ogle County Airport for small private aircraft on south side of highway.
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Mt. Morris, Illinois
Mt. Morris, Illinois
Entering the city of Mt. Morris, Illinois and the home of the Let Freedom Ring festival held annually over July 4th. Also visit the Official Illinois Freedom Bell located in the downtown area.
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Union Road
North to Haldane, Illinois.
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Junction Rt 26
North to Forreston, Illinois and Freeport, Illinois / South to Polo, Illinois and Dixon, Illinois.
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Junction
Turn west to remain on Rt 64.
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Camp
Pass the Rock River Christian Camp on north side of highway.
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Junction Rt 52
Village of Brookville, Illinois is just south of intersection.
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Rest Area & Historical Marker
Rest area and historical marker on west side of highway. Area contains picnic tables, pay phone but no restrooms. Marker has information about stone-arch bridge that was located on old Galena Trail.
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Junction Shannon Road
North to Shannon, Illinois / South to Milledgeville, Illinois.
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Lanark, Illinois
The city of Lanark is on the north side of the highway. From this point the landscape develops deeper valleys and higher hills.
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Junction Rt 78
Junction Rt 78
The city of Mt. Carroll, Illinois is located on the north side of the highway. Home of Campbell Center, formerly Shimmer College. The city also has an interesting historic area of homes and buildings. Stop and explore.
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Historic Marker
Historical marker on north side of highway. Information about lewistown Trail which ran from Springfield to Galena and the area lead mines during the first quarter of the 1800's.
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Savanna, Illinois
Entering the city of Savanna,
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Junction Rt 84
Route 84 is also known as the 'Great River Road' Scenic Byway. Experiencing the Mississippi River for the first time is a memory few will forget. For Information on this scenic byway see attached Milebymile link.
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Junction Rt 84
North to enter the state of Iowa or visit the Mississippi Palisades State Park / South to Thompson, Illinois. Mississippi Palisades State Park is located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers. The park's 241 Class A and B sites in shaded and open areas make it a popular destination among campers. 110 sites have electrical hookups. Showers and flush toilets are also available.
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Junction
Our adventure ends here on Rt 64 in the great state of Illinois. Turn west to cross the mighty Mississippi River and enter Iowa and westward. - e

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