We like to explore what's left of the old U.S. Route 66, the Mother Road. Finding the old and fascinating landmarks that were part of the history of Route 66 is almost like a treasure hunt. And much of this site is the results of our searches. It's not a roadmap, although it's organized east to west from Chicago to L.A., but mainly pictures of old landmarks and a few new features of the Mother Road. We started exploring in 2005, small stretches at a time, and are still 'on the road' as time permits.

Like some highways we travel, some of this website will always be "under construction".

Route 66 in Illinois Under Construction

(click a state road sign to begin exploring)