Welcome to The First Hundred Miles of Route 66

Start your journey along America’s Mother Road

Hop in your car and experience the unmatched nostalgia of Route 66. The First One Hundred Miles of the iconic Mother Road is lined with throwback diners, fascinating museums and some of the most popular tourist spots along this acclaimed route. Whether you’re looking to drive all the way from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA, or just experience a throwback day trip that’s close to home, thefirsthundredmiles.com is where you can start planning your adventure!

What You’ll Find On The First Hundred Miles:

The First Hundred Miles of Route 66 is a remarkable start to your journey, winding you from the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s legendary Magnificent Mile to the picturesque farmland of Central Illinois, seemingly untouched by time. You’ll encounter boutique shops, sprawling nature preserves, delicious dinning destinations and, of course, iconic sights of yesteryear, like glowing neon signs and the famed Gemini Giant “Muffler Man” statue.

Our goal? To help you find the hidden gems along this route. The First One Hundred Miles site and social media channels are the premiere destination to start planning your Route 66 odyssey. Here you’ll find feature articles on noteworthy attractions, interviews with popular restauranteurs, inspiring photo galleries, a comprehensive events calendar, printable route maps and pre-built road trip itineraries.

To kickstart your adventure, be sure to sign up for The First Hundred Miles Newsletter, where you’ll get a once-weekly e-blast featuring exciting upcoming events and info on our exclusive giveaway contests! To see all of our latest articles, and beautiful photos taken along Route 66, be sure to follow The First Hundred Miles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.