logoHistoric Route 66 turn-by-turn description for Illinois

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Route 66 was officially removed from the US Highway System in 1985

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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.

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