Ultimate Illinois Experience

Hit the road with MiniAbe and explore what makes this trip unlike any other.

  1. Chicago


A world-class start to an epic adventure.

After experiencing world-class everything—right down to the beaches andnearby attractions—head to the exact spot where Route 66, and the rest of your adventure, begins.

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See a few more things you absolutely must do in Chicago.

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  1. Route 66484 KM / 301 MILES

Route 66

Take a nostalgic trip down the Mother Road.

  • Roadside Kitsch

    See the world’s biggest catsup bottle and other wonderfully weird attractions that are as iconic as the road itself.

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  • Diners & Drive-Thrus

    Grab a bite to eat at meticulously restored diners every bit as American as the apple pie they lovingly serve up daily.

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  • Classic Cars

    Get an up-close look at muscle cars and finned convertibles restored to their original glory.

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  1. Springfield322 KM / 200 MILES


Home to legendary Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln.

Americana meets American history as you explore Abe Lincoln’s home, law offices and presidential museum. Visit a bygone era at Route 66 festivals, iconic diners, and a drive-in movie theater.

Like History?

Get a closer look at the places that honor one of America’s most cherished presidents.

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  1. Alton & Grafton142 KM / 88 MILES

Alton & Grafton

Welcome to Mississippi River Country.

  • Great River Road

    Take in the sweeping beauty and historic sites along one of America’s most scenic byways.

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  • Shopping & Wineries

    Explore quaint towns forgotten by time and bustling with antique shops and wineries.

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  • Tours & Hauntings

    Gaze out at migrating eagles, or tour one of the most haunted towns in America.

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  1. Peoria266 KM / 165 MILES


Explore a bustling river town.

Paddle down the Illinois River on a steamboat. Then explore a festive riverfront that’s home to everything from faraway galaxies to a Caterpillar truck the size of a small house.

  1. Galena248 KM / 154 MILES


Experience the romance of Small-Town America.

Galena has been named one of the most romantic small towns in America. See for yourself while strolling a 19th-century Main Street filled with art galleries, antiques, wineries and exquisite dining.

  1. Rockford245 KM / 152 MILES


Discover outdoor and indoor wonders.

Explore pre-historic dinos. Stroll through a Japanese garden. Go kayaking or play a round of golf. Then visit the majestic Coronado Theatre, home to performances by America’s top entertainers.


Travel Partners

Let the adventure begin.

Do the whole trip or just part of it. Either way, travel partners can help you plan the Fly/Drive Illinois Holiday that’s right for you.


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