Berwyn, Illinois

If you are specifically traveling Route 66 for its museums, you have to find time to stop by Berwyn Route 66 Museum.

This museum is full of artifacts and other historic pieces that showcase the history of Route 66 itself.

The museum host many events each year, one being the Route 66 car show, which is held on the first Saturday of every September. One other great thing about Berwyn Route 66 museum is that it is free admission.

The museum actually started as a restaurant and was renovated in 1994 by Larry Ohler, who had been collecting pieces of history for some time to help persevere Route 66 history in Berwyn. Since then, it has turned into a major museum stop, with plans to expand even further.