Hungry? Take a short detour over to the city of Litchfield in central Illinois – home to the famed Ariston Café. We suggest this since the original location was in, you guessed it, Carlinville.
Artison is a classic Historic Route 66 café – found on the National Registry of Historic Places, and the Route 66 Hall of Fame! Here, you'll find fantastic American fare, famous baklava, and many Route 66 souvenirs.
If you've had it with cafés (though most travelers of Route 66 are used to it), enjoy a picnic on Lake Lou Yaeger. And speaking of the aforementioned Route 66 Hall of Fame, see another Litchfield entry, the SkyView Drive-In Theatre. This drive-in is still in operation, and shows first and second-run films during the spring and summer.