Bus Tour: IL Route 66
Start Time:8:30 AM
End Time:5:30 PM
Phone:636-939-2386, ext. 1400
Enjoy driving along one of the finest remaining stretches of historic Route 66, between Staunton and Litchfield, Ill. Each year, thousands of visitors from all over the world drive this route, stopping to visit some of the sites in the "real" American heartland along "The Mother Road.”
First, stop at Henry's Rabbit Ranch to see Rich's collection of Route 66 artifacts—and yes, he does have real rabbits and Volkswagen Rabbits here. Next, visit Country Classic Cars to stroll through some of the hundreds of classic cars for sale there, some dating back to the 1910's. Visit the Mother Jones Monument in Mt. Olive, and learn about her efforts on behalf of the miners around the turn of the 20th century.
Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the Carlinville United Methodist Church ladies, which will consist of chicken parmesan, potatoes, salad, vegetable, rolls, beverage and cakes/pies. Head to Carlinville, Ill., to tour one of the largest collection of Sears-Roebuck houses in the country, and possibly get a chance to tour the inside of one of the homes. Finish off the day viewing the Lady of the Highways Shrine off I-55 in Raymond.
CLICK HERE to register or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400. CLICK HERE to visit the Cultural Arts Centre Bus Tours web page and learn more about upcoming motorcoach tours.