Here are things not to miss along Route 66 in Central Illinois – 71Bait

Everyone loves the glow of neon signs, said Todd Bringuet, CEO of Ace Sign Co.

Many of these pieces in the sign company’s museum in Springfield have a connection to Route 66, he said.

“It seems like a different experience for so many visitors,” Bringuet said. “We’re going to have people from Springfield coming in and of course the international visitors.”

Like others in the tourism industry, Bringuet expected tours to not ramp up until the Mother Road’s centenary in 2026, and Central Illinois will be a big part of that, including a new Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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