The Mother of All Road Trips: Route 66
Strolling Illinois' Memory Lane
Memory Lane, Lexington, Illinois: An old route segment is now open only to pedestrians who stroll the asphalt, checking out retro billboards and listening to the hum of passing cars.
Burma-Shave Signs, Towanda, Illinois: Another closed stretch of road features the famous rhyming roadside ads ("A beard that's rough and overgrown is better than a chaperone").
Funks Grove Maple Sirup, Funks Grove: Since 1891, the same family has tapped the same maple grove. The spelling? A family matriarch insisted the word was originally "sirup," and demanded it stay that way. While here, cross 66 and follow a gravel road through the maples to the Funk family's tranquil cemetery and chapel.