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Sights & Attractions
Things to See and Do on Route 66
Our Travel Guide on Tourist Attractions
Top Ten attractions in each state. The Landmarks on Route 66 and its historic sites.
The interesting spots in each of the cities and small Towns on Route 66.
Image: The 1929 Conoco Hole in the Wall gas station, Commerce, OK
Nature and Outdoors
National and State Parks
Natural landmarks and outdoor activities
Some of America's greatest outdoor scenic spots are located on or near Route 66. Get full information about them: Parks and outdoors
Image: The Tepees, Petrified Forest National Park, Holbrook AZ
America's Main Street
Route 66: An Icon of American Culture
US Highway 66 has kept that flavor of "Real America" with its friendly people, small town values, Mom-and-Pop stores, vintage service stations, neon signs, motels and diners... a Road Trip along Route 66 is a journey into Americana
Picture: Neon Sign, Midway Café, Adrian, TX
Legendary Route 66
Historic Highway US 66
Trivia & Fun Facts
Learn about the "Mother Road": Its History, Trivia & Facts.
See its Maps and learn about each state it crosses... Route 66 Facts and FAQ
Classics like the Whiting Bros. along Route 66
Picture: Donkeys ahead!, Oatman AZ
Tips & Suggestions
Route 66 Travel Guide: tips for a Great Road Trip
How to Plan your Trip, Tips and Advice
Best time to visit?, Weather along Route 66?, Risk of Tornados? and Road Conditions?
Check our interactive Maps, packing and travel advice... How to Plan your Road Trip and our Trip Planning Tool
Hotels & Motels
Lodging along Route-66
Relax and unwind
Route 66 has a wide choice of hotels and motels: modern and classic. Some are historic vintage sites where you can rest and enjoy like in the old days.
Find your Hotels on Route 66
Picture: Palomino Motel, Tucumcari NM
Two Classic Route 66 Stops
Muffler Men on Route 66s
The Giant Paul Buynans
Eye catchers from the 1960s and 70s
Muffler Men, giants 18 to 25 feet tall (5.5 to 7 m) they are still standing next to US 66.
Picture: Muffler Man holding hot dog, Atlanta IL
The Odd & weird stuff along Route 66
Competition between motels, stores, diners and shops along Route 66 was tough, so they devised eye catchers to lure in their customers: gaudy, garish, absurd and amusing they are the kitschy side of Route 66.
Picture: Blue Whale, Catoosa OK. Larry Myhre
More goodies in our Route 66 Travel Guide:
Advice on Car hire and how to Rent a Motorcycle or Rent an RV.
Travel tips for our International Visitors: Plan your US trip, get your US tourist Visa, book your flights and buy Travel Insurance
Towns and Cities on Route 66
> > City by City Travel Guide with full information on each town along the way (Accommodation, Route 66 sights and stops, mini-historic profile, weather, map).
Route 66, State by State information
A Guide From Chicago to Los Angeles
Plan your trip from California to Illinois, a state-by-state guide on Route 66: its alignment, itinerary, towns and sights, map, things to do, places to visit and more!
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California ¦ Arizona ¦ New Mexico ¦ Texas
Route 66 Frequent Questions
Route 66 shield painted on the Pavement, Kingman. A. Whittall
- Can you Still Drive the Entire Route 66?
- Where are the Route 66 shields painted on the pavement?
- How long is Route 66?
- Where does it start? and where does it end?
- Is Route 66 worth driving?
- Where is Route 66?
Route 66 Trivia
- Current length: 2,278 miles (3.665 km)
- Route 66 crosses the San Andreas fault in a spot known as Blue Cut in Cajon Pass, CA
- It passed through Eight States: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.
- The Kansas segment is the shortest of the whole Route 66: barely 13 miles long.
- The New Mexico segment is the longest of them all: 392 miles.
- The highway's original length: 2,448 miles in 1926
Brick paved sections of US66
> Read more about Brick paved sections of Route 66.
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Catoosa whale by Larry Myhre
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