Monday, April 11, 2016

News From Along Route 66: Bloomington-Normal Finally Realize the Importance of Their 66 Heritage

From the April 1, 2016, Bloomington (Illinois) Pantagraph "Downtown draw: Route 66 visitors center drives tourism."

Bloomington-Normal has become a destination for thousands of Route 66 travelers in the first year of the Cruisin' With Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center.

"These are visitors who have been bypassing our community for years,"  Beth Whisman, executive director of the McLean County Museum of History said.

The one year anniversary will be celebrated at 4 p.m. on April 25.  It opened April 25, 2015 and since then they have had 16,000 visitors.  Of the 3,211 who signed the register, 311 were international and 933 from out-of-state.

Maybe I won't superslab it around the towns anymore.

About Time.  --RoadDog

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