Serving as another unique community along the Mother Road in northern Illinois, Dwight features an additional stretch of old Route 66 haunts (plus is a participant of the annual Illinois Rt. 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival).
A keynote of the Dwight experience is the Old 66 Family Restaurant – which has earned the slogan: "Follow the Mother Road to Great Food." Hope you're hungry for the Route 66 Burger or the Route 66 Skillet, and maybe a patty melt or two. Follow your chocolate shake with a trip to the souvenir shop – featuring shirts, signs, magnets…you name it!
But the fun doesn't stop there. Dwight offers a distinct array of landmarks. Cruise through D-town and you’ll see a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed bank (First National Bank of Dwight) and a restored, 1930s-era gas station (Ambler's Texaco Gas Station).
Dwight also hosts the Dwight Lions Lake, which features recreational fishing and picnic sites set right on Route 66. Other picnic sites are found at the historic Renfrew Park – former stomping grounds of Prince Albert (seriously, look it up).