Route 66 tour coming to local towns


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A Route 66 Road Trip campaign to preserve historic landmarks is coming to our area.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Route 66 to its National Treasures portfolio and announced plans to pursue National Historic Trail status for one of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places."

They embarked on a month-long road trip to help preserve the "Main Street of America."

The group will be sharing stories of historic sites along Route 66 and build support for the National Historic Trail designation.
The tour kicks off Monday in Chicago. It will travel through Willowbrook, Lockport, Joliet, Wilmington, and Dwight.

Then, on Tuesday the tour comes to our area.

The first stop will be in Lexington.

Then, they will make the following stops:
•    State Farm Corporate HQ, I Parking Lot, 1 State Farm Plaza, Bloomington.
•    Sprague Super Service Station, 305 Pine Street, Normal.

Lunch/Meet Up
•    Palms Grill Cafe + Paul Bunyon Hot Dog Statue, 110 +112 SW Arch Street, Atlanta.

Afternoon Events/Photo Ops
•    The Mill 1018 1st Street, Lincoln.
•    World's Largest Covered Wagon, 1750 5th Street, Lincoln.
•    Cozy Dog Drive In, 2935 S 6th Street, Springfield.
•    Lauterbach Muffler Man, 1569 Wabash Ave, Springfield.
On the 4th of July, the Route 66 Airstream will be parked outside of Obed and Isaac's on Jackson Street between 6th and 7th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Springfield.

For more information on the National Trust for Historic Preservation and its work to save America's historic places, click HERE.

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