Interpreting The Mother Road in Illinois
Come explore unique people, places, and stories through our interpretive displays scattered along Illinois' Route 66. Each display is as unique and diverse as The Mother Road itself covering everything from riots, the invention of the motel, and the birth of the Cozy Dog.
The Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, the Schmeeckle Reserve at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, and Illinois Route 66 communities have developed and designed three types of interpretive displays; Wayside Exhibits, Experience Hubs, and Interpretive Statues. Each display is placed in a location that has Route 66 significance and explains that importance through various media forms.