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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 yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Central Avenue in Albuquerque is what is left of Route 66. Parts out by and past Nob Hill still have very old diners and motels, some of which are shuttered and may not last long. Feeling the sense of Albuquerque in the 40's and 50's...More

1  Thank Douglas T
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Went from Chicago in early May and had 3 weeks to do the 2600 miles but actually did over 4000 as I did big detours to Roswell (not worth visiting); Tombstone (worth visiting); Sedona (worth visiting); Grand Canyon (worth visiting) ; Las Vegas (not worth...More

1  Thank roymark2000
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Visiting Albuquerque for the first time & Route 66 is on the agenda, a "quirky" and Fun extra just East of the City is the "Singing Highway"! Living here, I'd heard about this, but it wasn't till this last week while taking a Friend on...More

5  Thank Hans J
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Drove on Route 66 for business and it has a charm you don't often see. Like Route 1 north of Boston. Plenty of things to see and places to stop. Nostalgic is best way to put it.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Its 'Merica baby! Everyone needs to drive on Route 66 and experience the culture of the road! A lot to see and a lot to not see for a long long drive.. lol

Thank CyndiLynnB
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Hayley1607
September 17, 2017|
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Response from Lloyd M | Reviewed this property |
Bethany, I have travelled only on 66 in Texas and New Mexico.
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Trevor M
September 8, 2017|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Trevor: What do you mean by "outlet"? Route 66 is a highway constructed in 1926. It is not a freeway-type highway, and through Albuquerque, it's known as Central Avenue, the main street through ABQ.
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Nicole A
June 30, 2017|
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Response from SHARON944 | Reviewed this property |
We did California in 2015 so we started our journey on the 66 from Chicago we did 3400 miles but did go off track to visit sites of interest
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