Route 66 Start End, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Route 66 starts in Chicago, Illinois, northeast of the United States and ends on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California, in the suburb of Los Angeles, south-west of the country.
It is usually and traditionally travelled from east to west, i.e. from Chicago to Los Angeles. Its midpoint is reputedly located in Adrian, a Texan municipality, which lies exactly halfway -1,139 miles (1,833 km) to Chicago and Los Angeles. The Midpoint Cafe celebrates its central position. It can be found in front of a highly photogenic panel that recalls the distance between Adrian, Chicago, and Los Angeles.