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Address: Route 66
Activities: Driving, Motorcycling, Biking
Description: Affectionately dubbed the "Mother Road," this 2,400-mile route was the...
Affectionately dubbed the "Mother Road," this 2,400-mile route was the first all-weather, continuously paved highway linking Chicago and Los Angeles. The storied path is legendary for spawning America's signature roadside architecture and attractions, vestiges of which remain today.
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If you are a traveler, you simply must ride Route 66

The Mother Road has resurrected all over the Southwest with new life and lots of nostalgia mixed with great diners, cool motels, and a mythical life of its own. If you travel the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2014
Marielle O
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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153 reviews 153 reviews
61 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Mother Road has resurrected all over the Southwest with new life and lots of nostalgia mixed with great diners, cool motels, and a mythical life of its own. If you travel the West, you simply must go off on Route 66 as much as possible!

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Touring Route 66 in a red mustang convertible... an iconic car for an iconic road. With our passport to guide us; we thoroughly enjoyed cruising Route 66 with the top down and the wind in our hair. Eating at several quality, rather authentic Diners along the way, and visiting the numerous towns and places of interest, we really did get... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The Route 66 is amazing at times it's like you've gone back in time, I picked up a Route 66 passport in Kingman and started the route I only had a day so only did a very small percentage of it there are many many pleases to stom and buy gifts, food and drinks. You could complete the whole of... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My Journey started out in Phoenix from there via Sedona to Flagstaff. Sedona and surroundings are spectacular and I wish I had more time to explore it more, 3 Days there are sufficient. From there I went to Williams to Catch a Train to the Grand Canyon - not recommended. I left Flagstaff early morning for Santa Fe which the... More 

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North Battleford, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We traveled Route 66 from Kingman to Holbrook. It was the best day trip ever. The sights along the road, the thought of how much history was there and being able to stop at Seligman to see the shops & meet the people that help keep 66 alive. Driving Route 66 with the top down will be a day I... More 

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San Jose, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth it. Did the drive in March 0f 2012 solo, with my cat in the shotgun seat. Even if you drive highway 40 to make time and bounce off and on 66 for an exit or two at a time (they run pretty much parallel) do it. At least once. I'm so glad I did. Cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen... More 

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Tulsa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Route 66 is a must see. We started with simple day trips in Oklahoma where we encountered blue whales, alien spaceships, totem pole parks and much more. Eventually we covered the entire route from LA to Chicago. Around each corner is a unique attraction: pop bottle parks, painted desert, blarney stones, cowboy towns and burros wandering the streets, giants of... More 

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montreal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

we took the historic route from vegas to grand canyon, was worth the extra time it took. stopped at 2 locations and took some nice photos. all in all i would do again, minimal cars on this highway and no trucks.

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Make sure you come off route 40 if you are returning to vegas from the Grand Canyon and drive along the historic route 66 . This way you get to see the old cowboy towns and railroad history . A must drive and not a great deal longer to drive.

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Morton, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We drove a small section of Route 66 in Illinois. We printed instructions here, http://www.historic66.com/illinois/ Easy to navigate, lots to see especially in Pontiac at the Museum. Relaxing drive and plenty of places to stop and eat or see along the Mother Road.

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