April 2011

Mural Tour - Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historical murals in downtown Pontiac, IL!

For more details, click to consult Pontiac's official calendar of events.

Mural Tour - Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 9:00am

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historical murals in downtown Pontiac, IL!

For more details, click to consult Pontiac's official calendar of events.

Mural Tour - Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historical murals in downtown Pontiac, IL!

For more details, click to consult Pontiac's official calendar of events.

Mural Tour - Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historical murals in downtown Pontiac, IL!

For more details, click to consult Pontiac's official calendar of events.

Dedication of Route 66 Wayside Exhibits - Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 3:00pm

Dedication of the Route 66 Wayside Exhibits
Rt 4 Bridge

Click to view the complete May 2011 calendar of events for Pontiac, IL.

Joliet Red Carpet Corridor Events - Joliet, IL

Date: 
Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 5:00pm

Kick off your Red Carpet Corridor Adventure in Joliet, IL!

Joliet Historical Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center
204 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL

Saturday, May 7, 2011
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

FREE Admission to Route 66 Welcome Center
FREE Kids Crafts (while supplies last)
FREE Dilly Bars courtesy of Dairy Queen (one per person while supplies last)

LIVE Entertainment By:
ROUTE 66
Female A Cappella Quartet
Sponsored by The Joliet City Center Partnership

and...

Bring Mom back on Sunday, May 8th

FREE admission for Moms!

Celebrate Joliet as the Site of the First Dairy Queen with an on-site memorabilia display!

For more information:
1.877.4.JOLIET

Mural Tour - Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historical murals in downtown Pontiac, IL!

For more details, click to consult Pontiac's official calendar of events.

Mural Tour - Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historical murals in downtown Pontiac, IL!

For more details, click to consult Pontiac's official calendar of events.

Route 66 to be Featured on BBC!

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The following news has been released by Pontiac Tourism:

Billy Connolly Films In Pontiac

The Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, Illinois, was visited on Monday, April 25, 2011, by actor/comedian Billy Connolly and a film crew from the UK. They were in Pontiac to record a segment of Connolly’s latest travel series which will be shown on BBC. Connolly has an extensive resume in television, film, and as a stand-up comedian. He has been a part of three other BBC travel programs, including tours of Scotland, Ireland, and the Northwest Passage. The series currently being filmed will take Connolly along the entire length of Old Route 66.

Advertise in Our 2011 Motor Tour Passport!

Passport.jpgWhat's a Motor Tour Passport?

A Passport is your complete guide to the attractions featured along our Motor Tour each year. It is a list of the Route 66 attractions and their locations at which our Motor Tour will be stopping. In addition, Passports provide information on numerous Points of Interest along the Mother Road which, while not stops on the tour this year, are nonetheless exciting Route 66 attractions. Your Passport is not only a guide for the Motor Tour but for any trip along Route 66 in Illinois. Each Motor Tour participant is provided with a Passport upon registration to direct and inform them along their journey.

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