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The most famous road in the world first came into being in 1926 as part of the new numbered highway system, and Chicago is where Route 66 begins. Route 66 defined a remarkable era in our nation’s history – and it lives on today in Illinois' many Route 66 roadside attractions, museums, and restaurants – it's the shining ribbon of blacktop we call 'The Mother Road'.
Our non-profit organization has the responsibility for the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway, and it is our mission to…" enhance and promote economic opportunities for each Illinois Route 66 community by preserving Illinois Route 66 Heritage and by sustaining and increasing heritage and cultural tourism…" We serve 90 communities in Illinois, from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge near Madison, IL. Most have a population of only 2,500 or less.
Girard is famous for Doc's Just Off 66 (formerly Doc's Soda Fountain). Enjoy camping at Hidden Ridge at nearby Otter Lake. Girard is located on the 1926 Alignment of Route 66 (now Illinois Route 4). We invite you to experience our community. Our purpose is to serve the Girard area and promote business growth.
Navigate Illinois Route 66 with our new mobile app by searching 'Explore Illinois Route 66'
1045 S. 5th St.Springfield, Illinois 62701
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Wed 11am - 3pm
Thu 11am - 8pm
Fri 11am - 8pm
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Sun 11am - 8pm
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