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Illinois' Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

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This year was the 4th annual event which traverses 90 miles in Illinois from Joliet to Towanda. All twelve towns had stuff going on. This year, each town was giving out a puzzle piece as an added incentive to visit all twelve.

 

We started at Dwight and went south to six in the two days and didn't get to the northern six.

 

This was the first time we'd ever been able to catch the Ambler-Becker station in Dwight open. We saw the new Walldogs Museum in Pontiac and found the original site of the festival in Chenoa had been moved because of a collapsing building neat the gazebo.

 

Especially liked the festival site in Lexington along the old southbound lanes of 66. Towanda had a nice party going on both days in the park, plus a classic car show on Sunday and a party at the Schenk's Garage.

 

Lots of fun.

 

Anyone else get to visit it?

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