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Lincoln, Illinois: Vintage Neon: Tropics Dining Room Team Field Report

1007 Hickox Drive, Lincoln, IL
On the west side of Route 66 just north of its intersection with IL-121/Woodlawn Rd.
Lit until midnight. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Vintage Neon: Tropics Dining Room

Classic Route 66 neon glowed from 1956 to 2004. After a decade of darkness it was taken down, and an exact replica was returned and re-lit in 2018. Report... [09/12/2018]

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The Tropics neon sign.

Tropics Dining Room Coffee Shop Cocktail Lounge

You need to have a really awesome sign to let everyone know your place is a coffee shop, a dining room, and a cocktail lounge. The Tropics neon sign does just that! Unfortunately the establishment no longer exists and a McDonald's has taken its place, but the landmark Route 66 sign still stands tall and was recently restored to its original glory.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/24/2018]

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In the region:
Geographic Center of Illinois, Chestnut, IL - 13 mi.

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