RT. 66 Attractions

 

SIGHTS

 

Welcome Center - 315 N. Water St
Inside the Island Park District Building

 

Rt. 66 Experience Hub
Located near the Millrace Walking Bridge, our Hub is one in a series that marks Rt. 66 attractions all through Illinois.

 

The Eagle Hotel - 100 Water St.
Built in 1836, the Eagle Hotel was already 90 years old when Route 66 was designated.
 

The Gemini Giant - 810 E. Baltimore St.
Located in the parking lot of the Launching Pad drive-in, This huge Muffler Man is a favorite photo stop for Rout 66 travelers. 

 

The Sinclair Dinosaur - 200 E. Baltimore St.
Located on the roof of G&D Tires is the symbol of Sinclair Oil since 1933.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

THE MAR THEATRE - 810 E. Baltimore St.
The Mar has been featuring first-run films since 1937.
Mar Website

 

MIDEWIN NATIONAL TALLGRASS PRAIRIE
The largest tallgrass prairie restoration in North America is located just three miles north of Wilmington on Rt. 66.
Website


SHOPPING

WATER STREET

ANTIQUES & SPECIALTY
 

The Flower Loft
204 N. Water St.
815 476-5638 
Website

 

Kimmy’s Korner
120 N. Water St.
815 926-2569
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The Trinity Knot
119 N. Water St.
815 476-1818
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Treasure Cove
215 N. Water St.
815 476-7555
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Geri’s The Dam Hair Salon

110 N. Water Street

815-476-1004

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OTHER SHOPS
 

Renew Massage

105 S. Water Street

779-429-5000

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Wilmington Area Historical Society

104 N. Main Street

Wilmington Area Historical Society - Illinois

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Midwest Classics on 66

706 W. Baltimore Street

815-926-2542

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Normington's General Store
207 S. Water St.

815 476-7588

 

 

WATER STREET

ANTIQUES & SPECIALTY

 

Old Theater Antique Mall
114 S. Water St.
815 476-9335



Artistic Perceptions Photography

104 S. Water Street

815-274-7016

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Paraphernalia Antiques
112 N. Water St.
815 476-9841
Website

Rick’s Relics on 66
116 N. Water St.
815-260-4602
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Chic, Geek & Antique
222 N. Water St.
815 926-2054 
Website

Sincerely Salli’s
118 N. Water St.
708-715-4010
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Milltown Market
508 N. Kankakee St.
815 476-0386 
Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on our downtown district visit the Downtown Merchant's Association

DINING

Fox’s Pizza
211 N. Water St.
815 476-2907 
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K&W Bakery
111 S. Main St.
815 476-9999 

Nelly’s
140 Birdge St.
815 476-9590 
Website

 

Wilmington Pizzeria

205 E. Baltimore St.

815 476-7011

Website

 

Wilmington House
210 Bridge Street
815 476-2426

Hayden’s Crossing
107 N. Water St.
815 476-5925
Website

 

The Corner Tap
201 N. Water St.
815 476-6146


The Rustic Inn
108 N. Water St.
815 476-7290 

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Route 66 Bar & Grill
113 E Baltimore St
815 476-6000 

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Chick-A-Dee
390 West Baltimore St.
815 476-2897
 


EVENTS

 

ROUTE 66

 

Red Carpet Corridor

May 2019

8 am - 3 pm

The Red Carpet Corridor Festival traverses 13 Communities from Joliet to Towanda for a collective celebration of The Mother Road.

Red Carpet Corridor Website

 

WILMINGTON

 

Catfish Days
July 2019

Catfish Days Website

 

Bewitched on 66

October 20, 2018

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Visit the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce for more information on Local Events.


ADDITIONAL ROUTE 66 LINKS