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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

depends WHERE and what segment(s) you've been on. remember -- Interstate 40 pretty much paved over the original Rte 66, so some rumours go -- but there are still viable identifiable segments of the ol' HWY remaining. One good spot is OATMAN, Aridzona -- still...More

1  Thank tiburondelnorte
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We drove Route 66 from Williams to Kingman, Arizona. The history found within each town was very cool. Lots of cool shops, eateries and interesting residents. The drive between towns was quite scenic. Along the way, we especially enjoyed each set of five signs by...More

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed October 9, 2017

How many roads do you know of that have had both a song and a TV show named after it? And multiple nicknames too. Although it is no longer part of the US Highway System, it remains an indelible part of American travel history. Many...More

Thank c5mjb
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Completed Route 66 The Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica back in 2007. It was simply the best on a Harley !! Ensure to give the sleepy one horse towns a look where you will always receive good food souvenirs and hospitality !! Best...More

1  Thank decMayo
Reviewed September 22, 2017

I stayed in Peach Springs Arizona on Route 66, and visited some amazing little towns, including Seligman, Hackberry (the general store is definitely worth visiting!), Oatman (very unique place!), Antares, Cool Springs (you can get your photo taken here with the Route 66 marker in...More

1  Thank Victoria N
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We had never been on old Route 66 and on a trip from Texas to New Mexico we saw this cool relic on the state line off interstate 40 on the TX/NM border. This little left over stop from the 50s/60s felt like stepping back...More

Thank jdkrup77
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Staring in November 1926 , it was the first of the US highway systems and probably the most famous running from Chicago to California (Santa Monica Pier) and extending 2,448 miles. Although it still exists but usually as a side road or a road running...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Last year we started off in Vancouver, BC and drove down to Chicago where we started on Route 66 to LA then up the coast to Vancouver, total approximately 11,000 KM. My husband & cousin rode their Harleys from Chicago to LA which I believe...More

Thank Christina Gail M
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Spent the evening with friends playing barstool bingo at the Eagles. Headed out and decided to meet at Route 66 for a bite to eat. Wife and I shared a personal pan pepperoni pizza, light on the sauce. It came out cooked to perfection and...More

Thank Jimmie R
Reviewed August 4, 2017

U.S. Highway Route 66 was one of the first transcontinental highways, created established November 11, 1926. It connected Chicago to Los Angeles, and passed through eight states. (When at Albuquerque’s 66 Diner, I learned that Route 66 passed through eight states, from Illinois to California,...More

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October 19, 2017|
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Response from lugoffbob | Reviewed this property |
If you plan to do the whole trip, LA to Chicago, or vice versa, You can take your personal vehicle but renting a car leaves you with no worries.. It will be more expensive to rent since you are doing a one way rental, ie... More
September 30, 2017|
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Response from Hans J | Reviewed this property |
When you get to Albuquerque NM, you might want to check out the old La Fonda Hotel in Downtown off a block off Central Ave which is the original Route 66 that ran through Albuquerque. If you travel up to Santa Fe, our... More