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Hit the Mother Road and cruise the three miles of the original highway that pass through the west side of Litchfield. Several original businesses, some such as The Ariston Cafe, a registered National Historic Landmark, date back to 1924 are still located on the famous road. Stretching 2,400 miles and crossing through 8 states from Chicago to Santa Monica, Route 66 attracts visitors from all around the world and has many festival and events commemorating its legacy.

Beginning in 1926, this was the most famous and beloved road for over 50 years. The stretch of Route 66 from Litchfield to Mt. Olive, Illinois has recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Let your cruise down memory lane begin with a Route 66 adventure through Litchfield and its Route 66 Hall of Fame sites.