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Springfield, Illinois: Route 66 Experience: Metal Muffler Man

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Illinois State Fairgrounds

Address:
2200 N. 11th St., Springfield, IL
Directions:
On the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Enter through the big white gate at the corner of E. Sangamon Ave. and N. 11th St. Drive a quarter-mile, make the first right, drive a hundred yards, then make the next right.
Hours:
Daily 8 am - 10 pm. Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Route 66 Experience.

Route 66 Experience: Metal Muffler Man

Vintage neon signs and a replica drive-in theater highlight this "micro version" of Illinois Route 66, from Chicago to St. Louis. Features an art-concept Muffler Man made of metal, carrying a neon American flag.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/26/2024]

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State Fairgrounds Route 66 Exhibit.

State Fairgrounds Route 66 Exhibit

Self-guided tour of all the exhibits, neon signs, drive-in movie theater, and businesses that make up Route 66. Includes a Muffler Men tribute. Small walkable area in fairgrounds. Enter with your car at the Fairgrounds main entrance. Visit in the late afternoon or early evening, so the neon lights show.

[Kat Marley, 06/12/2024]

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