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Springfield, Illinois: Route 66 Experience: Metal Muffler Man Team Field Report

Illinois State Fairgrounds

2200 N. 11th St., Springfield, IL
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.
Daily 8 am - 10 pm. Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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. 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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