Route 66 Chicago to St Louis – 9 Must See Stops in Illinois USA

The Route 66 Chicago to St Louis stretch through Illinois may be your first introduction to ‘The Mother Road’! In all honesty, it’s too much to do in one go. But it is possible. With the stops we made, we were on the road for 12 hours! In this post I share 9 must see roadside attractions and stops between Chicago to St Louis along Route 66. From ‘giants’ to historic landmarks!

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Where Does Route 66 Start And End? | USA

Route 66 is the 2448 mile road trip that travels through 8 US states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. But where does Route 66 start and end? The quick answer is that the beginning of Route 66 is in Chicago and end of Route 66 is in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. However, in this post I go in to depths about the official and unofficial Route 66 beginning and end points!

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Chicago To Galena Road Trip: Must See Stops in Illinois USA

Galena is a lovely little town close to the Iowa border. You can find my full guide to Galena here: 10 Fun Things To Do In Galena IL, USA. It’s quite a nice easy drive from Chicago, making it a good option for a day trip from the city. In this post I share several must see places along the route from Chicago to Galena IL!

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