Chicago, Illinois: Begin Route 66 Sign

Your epic journey of self-discovery starts here. There are a couple of official "BEGIN" US 66 signs, high on poles to thwart theft. An "End Route 66" sign is one block south.
Address:
E. Adams St., Chicago, IL
Directions:
Downtown. On E. Adams St., just west of its intersection with S. Michigan Ave. The sign is mounted so that it faces traffic driving west. There are a couple of older brown signs, and a newer sign at Adams and Wabash in the park corner.
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Begin Route 66.

Begin Route 66 Sign

The sign we found seems different then the ones RSA has pictured, but we found it!

[Chrissie, 07/04/2017]

Too reduce tourist jam-ups, signs appear on several corners within a block of the actual end.

Historic Route Begins.

Begin Route 66 Sign

Begin Route 66 Sign. Cool!

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 10/22/2016]

Based on a 2016 street view, older official brown highway signs are still installed on both sides of the street. This more artistic "Historic Route Begins" sign is on the corner of the tiny fenced park at Adams and Wabash.

Begin Historic Route 66 sign.

Begin Route 66 Sign

The sign marking the start of historic Route 66 is located on the south side of Adams in front of the Panda Express.

[Andrew, 02/28/2011]

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