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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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Route 66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just go and drive this road!!! Stay in a crappy Hotel eat at greasy restaurants it will bring you back to the old days just do it! cell phones don't work it's Toy Story in real Life I love the simple life :)

Thank casey n
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We drove this trip from Flagstaff Arizona to Oklahoma City. It was a fun drive. We did things like having dinner at the Torqouise Room at La Posada Hotel in Winslow. We had lunch and went to the Route 66 Museum at Tucumcari. We had...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed October 24, 2017

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

1  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

1  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

2  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

1  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
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January 16, 2018|
Response from tiburondelnorte | Reviewed this property |
depends in large part as to WHEN do you plan to do this? and ... Texas is "big" -- where in Texas does your trip start? Are you entering/leaving the country (USA) at the same location? (i.e. then you're doing a round trip... More
December 26, 2017|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Kati: When leaving Chicago, I have no suggestions for hotels. I don't know where you'll be at the end of each day. I suggest, however, that you phone the online booking service that begins with "Hotels". There's a toll free... More
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December 17, 2017|
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Riding the bike in 10 days shouldn't be an issue. It is about a 2500 mile trip. As for the rental, I don't know of any companies that do a one way motorcycle rental.