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National Scenic Byways
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Description:
Scenic roads that are managed by a national or state scenic road program
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This waymark category lists points of interest along designated scenic byways. In order to qualify for an entry, the waymark must meet the following criteria:

1. The point of interest must lie adjacent to the byway and must be of scenic, geographic, historic or other interest. Please don't list every single parking lot along a highway just because you can. Pullouts, parking lots, roadside restrooms, gas stations, businesses, etc. without scenic, geographic or historic interest should not be submitted.
2. Please try to be consistent with the theme of the Scenic Byway. If a byway is listed because of its historic value, try to find the historic sites and tell us their stories; if a byway is designated as scenic for its natural beauty, find the scenic places, take pictures and share them with us.
3. We don't mind orientation tables and historic markers, but please submit those only if you can add an interesting story or some spectacular photos. If there is really nothing but a marker or a table, it should be listed in another appropriate waymarking category. Managers reserve the right to deny these kind of submissions but we will try to suggest another fitting category.
4. The Title of the Waymark must consist of the name of the Scenic Byway first and the name of the point of interest second, for example: Kings Canyon National Scenic Byway - Junction View Vista Point.
5. It must be along a road listed in an official national or state Scenic Byway Program.

So far, we are aware of the following (US) National Scenic Byway Programs:
America's Byways
USDA Forest Service Byways
Bureau of Land Management Back Country Byways

There are also a number of state programs listed at the bottom of this website.

We are sure other countries have similar programs. If you find one, let us know and we will add it to the list.

Instructions for Posting a National Scenic Byways Waymark:
Submit the coordinates and describe your experience at this place. Post at least one personally taken photograph of the waymarked point of interest.
Submit the Scenic Byway's Webpage or a photo of a sign at the location stating it is part of a scenic byway. (If there is neither, other evidence, like a copy of a brochure may be acceptable).
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please give a brief description of your visit. Maybe why you were there, what you found interesting, or something along those lines. Photos are also encouraged. Although the only requirement to log a visit to a waymark in this category is to physically visit the location, the photos and extra information you can provide about the area is very helpful to future visitors.
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Image for Historic Route 66 - Ambler's Texaco Station - Dwight, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Ambler's Texaco Station - Dwight, Illinois, USA.

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This cottage style vintage service station is known as 'Ambler's Texaco Gas Station'. Also listed by the National Park Service, as part of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, and has its very own official American Byways Googie info Plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Standard Sinclair Gas Station - Odell, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Standard Sinclair Gas Station - Odell, Illinois, USA.

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The 1932 award winning former Gas Station now acts as Visitor Center. Restored by the Illinois Route 66 Association and their preservation committee. Sinclair Gas station served travellers on Route 66 till it eventually closed in 1975.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/21/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Historic route 66 - Old Log Cabin Inn - Pontiac, Iilinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric route 66 - Old Log Cabin Inn - Pontiac, Iilinois, USA.

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The history, and the atmosphere that make up the most famous road in the World. 'Route 66' brings travellers from all over the world to experience the Iconic Americana along the 'Mother Road' the way it has been experienced, since 1926.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/16/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Information Highway - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Information Highway - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.

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In the 1860's The first Information Highway stretched from The East coast of the USA through the Town of Pontiac, then onto the Mississippi River, paralleling the Railroad & the Pontiac Trail, later to become Route 66.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Hall of Fame Museum - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Hall of Fame Museum - Pontiac, Illinois, USA.

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Pontiac City Hall and Fire Station. Also known as Old City Hall, and more recently, Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Gigantic Route 66 Highway Shield - Pontiac, Illinois, USAview gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Gigantic Route 66 Highway Shield - Pontiac, Illinois, USA

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This gigantic, Route 66 Shield, has been designed as a photo opportunity for Mother Road travellers & their Vehicle. The 66 mural is painted on the rear wall of the Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum, in Pontiac, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/22/2015

last visited: 6/13/2011

Image for Historic Route 66 - Gemini Giant - Wilmington, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Gemini Giant - Wilmington, Illinois, USA.

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The Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on Route 66 at the Eastern approach to Wilmington, Illinois. This Spaceman stands 27 feet tall, located in the parking lot of the Launching Pad Drive-In Restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: 6/1/2013

Image for Illinois River Road; Buffalo Rock Illinois State Park - LaSalle Co., ILview gallery

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National Scenic BywaysIllinois River Road; Buffalo Rock Illinois State Park - LaSalle Co., IL

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Buffalo Rock Illinois State Park provides cliff-side views of the Illinois River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/21/2008

last visited: 6/6/2010

Image for Historic Route 66 - Bluesmobile - Joliet, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Bluesmobile - Joliet, Illinois, USA.

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An exact replica of the Blues Brothers' battered 1974 Dodge Monaco, complete with air raid siren on its roof, is mounted on a pole above a parking lot, of the Route 66 Food N Fuel gas station. Located alongside the Mother Road, in Joliet, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/22/2015

last visited: 2/22/2014

Image for Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge - Illinois Scenic Byway - Hennepin, ILview gallery

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National Scenic BywaysSue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge - Illinois Scenic Byway - Hennepin, IL

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The sweeping wet prairie panoramic view at the Wes and Sue Dixon Waterfowl Refuge epitomizes the reason why the the Illinois River Scenic Byway was created - to show the beauty of the great Illinois River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/1/2013

last visited: never

Image for Historic Route 66 - Sprague's Super Service - Normal, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Sprague's Super Service - Normal, Illinois, USA.

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Sprague's Super Service is a historic independent gas station on Route 66. A Tudor revival building constructed in 1931 by William Sprague to house a service station, restaurant and garage. Located in Normal, Bloomington, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Funks Grove  Maple Sirup Farm - Shirley, Ilinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Funks Grove Maple Sirup Farm - Shirley, Ilinois, USA.

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Funks Grove Maple Syrup Farm, a Route 66 roadside attraction. Also the Midpoint of the Illinois Historic Route 66, and now a Mother Road, Gift shop and yes still selling Syrup, Located near Shirley, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Illinois River Road Byway - Grand View Drive - Peoria, ILview gallery

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National Scenic BywaysIllinois River Road Byway - Grand View Drive - Peoria, IL

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Grand View Drive is a windy residential road off the Illinois Scenic Byway that climbs the bluff, providing spectacular views of the Illinois River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/29/2013

last visited: never

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National Scenic BywaysIllinois River Road ~ Peoria Riverfront

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These interpretive signs about the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway are located toward the north end of the Peoria Riverfront complex at approximately 100 Southwest Water Street in downtown Peoria, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/26/2013

last visited: 8/30/2013

Image for Historic Route 66 - Lou Mitchell's - Chicago, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Lou Mitchell's - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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The First Step on Route 66 The Beginning, is nearby, but for many traveling Route 66, this is their first stop. They serve a World Class Breakfast to set you in the mood for Route 66.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/22/2014

last visited: 5/8/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Buckingham Fountain - Chicago, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Buckingham Fountain - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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The Buckingham Fountain, is the old finishing point of the Historic Route 66. The Fountain was known as the Eastern Terminus of the Old Route 66, before 66 was relocated to the City Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: 10/24/2014

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Begin - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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The official Route 66 Sign proclaims BEGIN. The Start and finish of Route 66, has moved several times. The Sign can be found on Adams Street Near its junction with Michigan Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/22/2014

last visited: 5/8/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Tall Paul - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Tall Paul - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.

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Tall Paul as he is now known at this location, is possibly the first Paul Bunyan. As he was originally in front of the Paul Bunyan café, on Route 66 in Flagstaff. Now located alongside Route 66 in Atlanta, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Atlanta Public Library & Museum - Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Atlanta Public Library & Museum - Illinois, USA.

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The Atlanta Public Library, is housed in a 1908 octagonal stone building. A National Historic Registered Place. Located alongside Historic Route 66 in Atlanta, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/26/2015

last visited: 5/13/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum - Atlanta, Illinois, USA.

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This old wooden Grain Elevator, houses a Museum, & is a roadside America attraction, Atlanta landmark, & listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located close to the historic Route 66 in the center of the small town of Atlanta, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: 2/24/2014

Image for Historic Route 66 - Abe Lincoln - Big Covered Wagon - Lincoln, Illinois, USAview gallery

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National Scenic BywaysHistoric Route 66 - Abe Lincoln - Big Covered Wagon - Lincoln, Illinois, USA

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Honest Abe Lincoln atop the World's Largest Covered Wagon, Featured in the Guinness book of World Records. Said to be the #1 Roadside attraction in the USA. Located alongside Route 66, Lincoln, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/26/2014

last visited: 12/7/2014

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