Route 66 is one of the country's first major highways, and is extremely well-known and treasured by the locals in Pontiac, Illinois as well as around the country.
Route 66 runs westward throughout eight states starting in Chicago, Illinois and ending in Los Angeles, California. It became the main trail for those looking to travel west during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. Unfortunately, in June of 1985, the highway was decommissioned and officially removed from the U.S. Highway system. Today, supporters continue to do what they can to preserve the "Main Street of America" and have vowed to protect it.
There are endless things to do along Route 66, especially when it spans eight different states. One place that simply can't be missed by visitors traveling Route 66 is the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum, which features history, artifacts, and stories of this famous road and some of the people who helped create and preserve this iconic highway.
There are endless places to go and things to see along the Mother Road. There are "vintage" places including Wildey Theatre, museums, and events like the Illinois State Fair. Make sure that you don't miss this museum or the iconic road on which is sits.