McDonald's Museum/Store No. 1: 400 N. Lee St., Des Plaines, IL
- Directions: From the Leaning Tower in Niles: Keep heading west on Touhy Ave. Once you get to 294, you will take the first right after 294, which will be River Road. Take River Road north a few miles (will turn into Des Plaines Ave). The store should be where Lee and Des Plaines meet.
Let me start out by saying this was our last stop, we had been driving for days, were on each other's last nerve, and I had possibly been driving with road rage in Chicago. We got to the McDonald's across the street from the museum to see that...it was closed. We all were quite upset that it was closed. I had been talking about it, and planned on seeing it, and we showed up to find it closed. I was ready to pull a Wally World (from National Lampoon's Vacation). We took a few pictures and went into the McDonald's to get lunch. They said it was closed for renovations or something, but it would've been nice to know that before we got there!
This was our last stop for our trip. We were glad to get back on the Interstate and only 3 hours from home!