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Experience Route 66 Springfield Style


Springfield, the Route 66 stopover not to be missed!


Already known as a Route 66 city, Springfield welcomes the new Gate 2 Experience at the historic IL State Fairgrounds. Enjoy this year-round, free experience where you will walk the entire Illinois Route 66 corridor in microform.


Marvel at the Legends Neon Sign Park with new and restored neon signs, a paved brick road, a 25’ tall, gray steel Route 66 muffler man, a drive-in theater replica and interpretive signs highlighting each Route 66 community from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge, including the bridge! The Gate 2 Experience offers nostalgia and classic roadside culture with the appeal of the open road.


All of this and a host of other Living Legends and Landmarks await your next trip.

Perfect for photo opportunities and a great place to stop and stretch your legs during your visit. Restrooms available on-site. Fully accessible attraction. Free and ample parking right adjacent to viewing. This is a free attraction that requires no reservations and is open 365 day of the year.

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