TRIP IDEAS

Ultimate Illinois Experience

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

  1. Chicago

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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Like Chicago?

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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See videos and must-see recommendations for your Route 66 road trip.

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  1. Springfield322 KM / 200 MILES

Springfield

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.

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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

Peoria

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.

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  1. Galena248 KM / 154 MILES

Galena

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.

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  1. Rockford245 KM / 152 MILES

Rockford

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.

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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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