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Roadside businesses suffered when Route 66 was bypassed

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Illinois

As Route 66 doesn't appear on modern maps anymore, one needs a good description before heading out on the old 2-lane highway.

Select the starting point and direction you'd like to travel below:

westboundeastbound
from the start in Chicagofrom Missouri
Chicago-Gardner
Gardner-Bloomingtonstatewide eastbound
Bloomington-Springfield
Springfield-Saint-Louis
off to Missourito the end in Chicago

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Printing this description can take a lot of time, so you might want to consider buying commercially available alternatives such as the 8 map set and the EZ66 guide to take along on your trip.

Route US 66 (Quick Access)

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Route 66: Ghost Towns and Roadside Relics

Bruce Wexler, Greg Disch

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Route 66: EZ66 Guide for Travelers - 4th edition

Jerry McClanahan

$21.97

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman, Amy C Balfour, Nate Cavalieri

$8.99