Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure

Day 4
Friday, May 5

Still Springfield IL

187 miles yesterday

Cool mural on the way to the Lincoln Home

The Abraham Lincoln Home
1st National Park or Historic Site of my trip.

(Click image for the tour)


The old State Capitol

Giant #3

Auburn IL

A segment of old Rt 66 is brick here. It was actually smoother than many of the conventional surfaces!

Virden IL

Nilwood IL

This looks like a bar, but it is actually a motorcycle clubhouse. Right at a turn of 1926-30 Route 66.

Classic earliest version of Rt 66 (1926-1930)

Turkey tracks are immortalized in the concrete along this section.

Carlinville IL

Roadside metal art

Town center

Macoupin County Courthouse

Hamel IL

Edwardsville IL

The first glimpse of the St. Louis Gateway Arch! 12 miles away as the crow flies.

Abandoned drive In theater on the Chain of Rocks Rd.

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Madison IL to St Louis MO 

(Click image to follow my walk across the Mississippi)


Yes, I walked into the 6th State for the trip, 1 mile each way across the Mississippi!

Day 4 ends @ Super 8 in Troy IL.

160 miles for the day