Retrace a Classic on this “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Road TripS

When it comes to road trips, there's no better way to celebrate the holiday than to retrace the route depicted in the greatest Thanksgiving movie ever! Follow in the hilarious steps of Neal and Del on this Planes, Trains & Automobiles Adventure. Just try not to set the car on fire.

1. The Page Residence

Retrace a Classic on this “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Road TripS

This famous location is an 80′s family home staple, and the only place ornery marketing exec Neal Page wants to be on Thanksgiving. Today this house is a private residence, so be respectful and take your photo ops from the sidewalk. You know, unless Neal invites you in.

2. El Ranco Motel

Retrace a Classic on this “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Road TripS

This dingy motel is where the traveling duo pull in to spend the night after Del sets the car on fire. Hopefully your evening at the El Rancho Motel is under better circumstances. Also, booking a room for the night might cost you more than $17 and a hell of a nice watch…

3. The Courthouse

Retrace a Classic on this “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Road TripS

This is where Neal and Del end up after their barely operational car gets impounded. Interestingly enough, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles isn't' the only famous holiday movie to have been filmed at this location. Many of the external shots that take place in the movie Groundhog Day where also filmed here!

4. The Braidwood Inn

Retrace a Classic on this “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Road TripS

THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!

5. Train Station LaSalle/Van Buren

Retrace a Classic on this “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Road TripS

The LaSalle and Van Buren stop is not only one of the busiest in Chicago, it's also one of the most recognized in the city. This is the location where Neal finally embraces the Thanksgiving spirit and invites Del to stay with his family for dinner.

Hopefully your Thanksgiving Day travels go smoother then Del and Neal's. Hey, at least you're not stuck in Wichita!*

*apologies to those actually stuck in Wichita


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