Route 66 Travel & Attraction Research

RT 66, important part of the history of travel in the U.S. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to drive a large part of Route 66. I hope to be able to do it again very soon. The Mother Road, as Rt 66 is also known as, opened … Continue reading

Mattoon, IL: Bagelfest (July)

DATE: 2017 July 18th – 22nd HOURS: See their website for times of various activities NOTES: *Free bagel breakfast in 2017 will be at Demar’s Center in Peterson Park from 8 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday July 22nd LOCATION: Mattoon, Illinois PHONE: (800) 500-6286 WEBSITE: Bagelfest Bagelfest on Facebook

Staunton, IL: Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

FREE HOURS: ? NOTES: *They have Route 66 memorabilia, souvenirs, real rabbits, and old cars. LOCATION: 1107 Historic Old Route 66 Staunton, Illinois PHONE: (618) 635-5655 WEBSITE: Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

East Moline, IL: John Deere Harvester Works Factory Tour

COST: I am not sure if tours are free or there is a cost HOURS: Harvester Works Monday – Friday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., & 12:30 p.m. NOTES: *You have to reserve a factory tour at least 48 hours in advance. *No one under 13 years of age is allowed … Continue reading

Hamel (Worden), IL: St. Paul Lutheran Church (Neon Blue Cross on Rt 66)

FREE HOURS: Night time to see the cross lit up NOTES: *People traveling Route 66 have seen this lit up since the 1940’s. LOCATION: 6969 W. Frontage Rd (Old Route 66) Worden, Illinois PHONE: WEBSITE: St. Paul Lutheran Church