The Launching Pad Drive-In opened in 1960 as a Dari Delite. Originally the establishment sold only hot dogs and ice cream but today the menu has expanded. Launching Pad is the home of the Gemini Giant, who has welcomed Route 66 travelers since the 1950’s! It’s a must to have your photo taken with the Giant! In 2000, the Launching Pad Drive-In was inducted into the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame.
Currently The Launching Pad is closed.
Address: 810 E Baltimore St, Wilmington, Illinois 60481, United States