See Plymouth

The Pilgrims established the first permanent English settlement in New England when the Mayflower landed in 1620. Because of its role in American History, Plymouth County continues to be a popular destination. Discover the spirit of salty tales and lighthouse legends as you explore our historic coastline and proud maritime heritage. Stay & Play in Plymouth County with lodging, dining and shopping for all!

Cruise into the Capital City

Mark your calendars now and plan your Route 66 adventure to Springfield, IL for the 22nd Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival! There is no better place to be this fall!

· RECON-TECHS Springfield presents the Friday night Route 66 City Nights Cruise with up to 2,000 classic cars cruising into downtown Springfield. The cruise will feature a tribute to the local veterans as the 2023 Grand Marshals in the Hail to the Heroes segment of the cruise
· Enjoy live music Friday and Saturday at Main Stage at 6th & Washington!
· Not to be missed, the Burnout Competition Saturday afternoon at 3pm at 7th & Washington
· The Miss Mother Road pageant takes place on Saturday sponsored by Springfield Vintage, on the Main Stage
· Old Capitol Farmers Market – Saturday morning. Fresh, local produce and goods to enjoy.
· Admire the spectacular automotive eye candy in the “Monet of Cars” featuring cars from Dick Levi on Saturday & Sunday
· Post your “selfie” at any Illinois Route 66 landmark to Facebook, or Instagram with hashtag #MyIL66 and #visitspringfield to be featured on Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway social media! Info at #MyIL66.
· IL State Capitol Photo Op! Stage a photo of your car with the majestic Illinois State Capitol Building as your backdrop (4th & Capitol)
· Grab the Explorer Passport and visit our Living Legends & Landmarks of Route 66 throughout Springfield, available at the Springfield Visitors Center
· Register your ride for a chance to be awarded one of the top honors, show will be judged by CASI certified national judges
· CAR/TRUCK SHOW REGISTRATION HOURS: Thursday, Sept. 21 11:30am-6pm, Friday, Sept 22, 11am-8pm, Saturday, Sept. 23, 8am-Noon
· FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday, September 22: Cruise Line-up 3pm, Cruise into Downtown 6pm, Show hours 6pm-10pm; Saturday, September 23: Show Hours 9am-10pm; and Sunday, September 24 9am-2pm, Awards Ceremony at Noon

Live Legendary on Route 66

Travel along the iconic Route 66 to Springfield, the history-filled capital of Illinois. Experience one of America’s most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Pick up the complimentary Explorer Passport and prepare to engage all of your senses.

One city, two adventures, including twenty sites, attractions, culinary treasures and museums in one passport of memorable fun.

Visit our Legends and see them in action as you create your own memories on the road!

Holidays in the Capital City

There will be plenty of shopping, dining and tons of holiday cheer to go around! Walk around downtown, visit the historical sites, listen to carolers sing a traditional holiday song and catch one of the many performances at the Old State Capitol. Take a free midwest wagon ride and ice skate on the Old State Capitol lawn!

Natchez Trace

Welcome! You’ve made a great choice, taking the Natchez Trace. Stretching 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, the Trace can take you places you’ll never forget. From Native American burial mounds to antebellum mansions, placid lakes to Civil War battle sites, nature trails to urban cityscapes, this All-American Road & National Scenic Byway takes you deep into the heart of an extraordinary American experience. So take your time—there’s lots to take in: beautiful scenery, exciting history, recreational adventures and cultural attractions. All this and more on a road ready to take you away

Travel Nevada

Awesome art and wide-open roads is what lies between Nevada’s two biggest cities Las Vegas and Reno.

Railroad museums, old saloons, ghost towns, and haunted hotels: this year’s travel guide for Nevada will take visitors across the whole state in search of good times and great stories.


Ridgeland: A Southern Surprise

Located on the historic Natchez Trace Parkway and just north of the state capital in central
Mississippi, Ridgeland is for the active traveler who desires outdoor recreational opportunities,
flavorful dining experiences and some of the state’s finest shopping.

Cascade Loop – Washington State’s Ultimate Road Trip

There’s nothing like hitting the open road: cranking up the tunes, feeling the wind in your hair and taking a big old gulp of fresh air. And there’s nothing like doing this on the Cascade Loop! From the salty sea air surrounding the Puget Sound, flowering fruit trees from Leavenworth, Wenatchee and Lake Chelan, acres of fresh cut hay and farmland in the Methow and Skagit Valleys, and miles upon miles of lush evergreen forest along the Stevens Pass Greenway and North Cascades National Park. This is the road trip of a lifetime.