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For explorers of Route 66 in central Illinois, McLean means one thing: the Dixie Travel Plaza. Formerly the Dixie Truck Stop and the Dixie Trucker's Home, the Dixie Travel Plaza was established along Historic Route 66 in 1928.

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Though found in the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame, the Dixie is still in operation today as a restaurant, gas station, and small but free museum dedicated to Route 66 history and heritage.

Other fun stops in McLean include Village Square Park (great for picnics), and the Arcadia Games – yet another way to step into the past in central Illinois. Also known as the America's Playable Arcade Museum, Arcadia Games features classic arcade games and pinball machines.

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