Visitors Center

Visitors Center

Cruisin With Lincoln on 66 is a Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln themed Visitors Center and Gift Shop which celebrates the rich, historical Bloomington-Normal connection to both Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln, with panels which detail these connections, tourist assistance for travelers of today, including a complete, interactive Route 66 map and a variety gifts and souvenirs, many crafted by local artists.

Come Visit Us

Located on the Museum Square at the center of historic Downtown Bloomington, Illinois, in the McLean County Museum of History .

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Admission to the visitors center is FREE for everyone

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Tourist Information

Attractions kiosk located on site

Monday — Saturday

9am - 5pm


9am - 9pm


(May - September)
10am — 2pm

Closed: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day. 


The building has an elevator and a limited number of wheelchairs and walkers for visitors to use. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We also have autism friendly sensory bags available for checkout.

Inquire at the reception desk.

Public Transportation

Most Bloomington-Normal city buses stop at the Downtown station one (1) block south of the Museum Square. For more information and a system map, please visit Connect Transit.


Street parking around the Museum is free but limited to 90 minutes, and this is strictly enforced by the city, Mon.-Fri. 7 am - 6 pm. If traveling by car, we recommend you park in the Lincoln Parking Deck located on the southeast corner of Front and Main streets, one block south of the Museum. Parking is $1 per hour during the day M-F, and free after 6 pm. and on weekends. We have a  loading zone (15 Min. limit) directly in front of the entrance for drop-offs and pick-ups.

Large Groups

Large groups are welcome to visit. Groups arriving in buses should unload and load in the bus loading zone on Washington Street, then park at the YMCA overflow lot.

Download bus parking directions

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