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Hit the Road & Take a Trip . . .

Since 1926, driving down Route 66 has been an experience of a lifetime.

We all have an inexplicable desire to move and discover, an almost primal urge to travel. Road trips quench that thirst.

Many of life's greatest stories begin from the road. So, pack your bags, hop in the car, roll down the windows, turn up the music and cruise into brand new adventures. Once on the road, we find the journey itself is as important as the destination. In a sense, road trips are a metaphor for life.

Since 1926, driving down Route 66 has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers, adventurers, and dreamers alike.

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Route 66 is the essence of Americana: Often referred to as the Mother Road and America's Main Street. Route 66 embodies the core small town values of America, with its Mom-and-Pop stores, vintage service stations and diners, and its oh so quirky points of interest .

The original starting point of Route 66 is in Chicago less than 30-minutes from Eaglewood Resort & Spa. Plan your next weekend getaway, vacation, or cross-country road trip on Route 66 and discover the incredible people, places, and experiences worth a detour.

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*Room Rate is based on double occupancy. Free breakfast for up to  2 Adults and 2 Children. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Book by: August 31, 2020 Stay through: December 30, 2020.  

Scenes From the Road | Route 66 Illinois 

Paul Bunyon Hotdog Statue 

The oversized fiberglass novelty, now stationed in Atlanta, Illinois, was first installed on the roof of Bunyon’s hotdog stand in Cicero, Illinois in 1966. 

The Gemini Giant 

A landmark statue on U.S. Route 66 at the eastern entrance to Wilmington, Illinois. The Gemini Giant stands outside the Launching Pad drive-in restaurant.

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Situated south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois, the world's largest Catsup bottle, was built in 1949 as the water tower for a now-shuttered Brooks Foods plant. 

World's Largest Covered Wagon

The Railsplitter Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest covered wagon in the world. 

History of Route 66

Route 66 is the most famous road in America. Generations of travelers have romanticized this highway as a symbol of unlimited mobility and freedom of the road. Its iconic status is enhanced by the unprecedented volume of music, books, films, and other art forms that depict it as the essence of America's highway culture. 

It was born in 1926 as part of the new numbered highway network and quickly grew to be the preferred road west for a nation on the move. U.S. Highway 66, which begins in Chicago, was not as old or as long as some other transcontinental routes like the Yellowstone or the Lincoln Highway but it quickly gained fame as the shortest, year-round route between the Midwest and the coast as it passed through the fabled landscape of the American Southwest. The construction of this thin, ribbon of road helped to transform the American West from an isolated frontier to an economically vital region of the country and made it accessible to anyone with a car. 

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"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road."

Jack Kerouac

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On the Mother Road, Route 66 in Illinois

Board of Trade Clock Tour | Chicago

Buckingham Fountain | Chicago

Gemini Giant | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Wilmington

Gemini Giant | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Wilmington

Carpenter Gothic Church | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Dwight

Ambler-Becker Texaco Station | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Dwight

Vintage gas pump along the historic Route 66

Court House | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Pontiac

Railsplitter Giant Covered Wagon | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's Homestead | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Springfield

Abraham Lincoln Tomb and Memorial | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Springfield

World's Largest Catsup Bottle | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Collinsville

World's Largest Catsup Bottle | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Collinsville

Scenes from the road on Route 66

Scenes from the road on Route 66

Scenes from the road on Route 66

Chain of Rocks Bridge | U.S.A. Illinois, Route 66, Granite City

On the Mother Road, Route 66 in Illinois

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