The Mother of All Road Trips: Route 66
Grab a guide and a rocket
Route 66 Experience: Joliet, Illinois Outside town, cruise by the prison where Jake and Elwood did time in The Blues Brothers. At the new Joliet Area Historical Museum's Route 66 Experience, preview your trip with a mural and film, then grab a turn-by-turn driving guide in the gift shop.
Gemini Giant: Wilmington, Illinois The kitsch caravan begins in earnest at the Launching Pad Drive-In's 27-foot-tall spaceman (left). Born in the '60s with a muffler in hand, the giant picked up a space helmet and rocket over the years.