The Launching Pad

Welcome to the official website for the Launching Pad Restaurant, home of the Gemini Giant on historic Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois!

Ice cream and appetizers available now! Burgers and hot dogs returning soon.


Open Daily 10AM to 7PM
Closed Thursdays

  • Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Milkshakes
  • Fries

Launching Pad E-shop

We are very excited to have Gemini Giant merchandise available online! We ship worldwide! Thank you for your support!

Our Story

Hello and Welcome to the Official Website for the Launching Pad Drive-in, Home to the Iconic Gemini Giant on Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois!