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    Expansive, edgy, and often windy, the city of Chicago is not only one of America's largest cities but also boasts a dense concentration of cultural sights to match its size with summer lake-based activity thrown in to seal the deal.

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    Chicago is home to assorted world-class museums and many other cultural pursuits, but head to Springfield to see historic sites associated with former president Lincoln.

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Chicago, Illinois - Scenic Drives

Byways, Backways, Historic Routes,...

Scenic drives to consider in the Chicago area are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • 5 to 6 days to drive this Byway
  • 1410 miles (2269 km)

"...and they come into 66 from the tributary side roads, from the wagon tracks and the rutted country roads, 66 is the mother road, the road of flight." -- John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath".Route 66 means different things to different people, but freedom is a common theme. For families like t...

  • 5 to 6 hours to visit the entire Byway.
  • 178.8 miles (287 km)

In 1912, the idea of roads as fast transportation did not exist in America. Dirt roads spread out from settlements at random, some not leading anywhere, and travelers found it easier to take the train to the next town over. Dust blew over the roads when the weather was dry; when the weather was we...

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