McCook, Illinois: Vegas Sign: Fabulous McCook

Flashy Las Vegas-style entrance sign greets Route 66 travelers: "Welcome to Fabulous McCook, Illinois."
Address:
Route 66, McCook, IL
Directions:
I-55 exit 282 or 282B. Drive north on Hwy 171. Take the first exit onto Joliet Rd (Route 66). Turn right at the stoplight. You'll see the sign up ahead on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Sign and rooster.

Fabulous McCook Sign

There is now a little metal rooster underneath the Fabulous McCook sign.

[Ben, 12/12/2017]

Fabulous McCook sign.

Las Vegas Sign Replica

There's a replica of the famous Las Vegas sign at the Steak N' Egger restaurant. The owner put it up in 2013 to draw attention to the area's Route 66 heritage, and also to attract tourists.

McCook is a town of about 200 people on the Chicago ridge, and it's 95% industrial. I wouldn't say it's all that fabulous of a place, but it has its special charm. The restaurant makes really good grilled cheese!

[Ben Perdue, 11/26/2015]

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