In the autumn of 2016, we took a 10 day drive to the Southwest USA. On the way there, from Oklahoma City to Needles, we spent a good portion of the drive on the Historic Route 66. Later, in February of 2017, we completed the Springfield, MO to Oklahoma City stretch and have the Chicago to Springfield stretch planned for the spring of 2019.
The Mother Road, The Main Street of America or just good old Route 66; no matter what you call it, there are tons of sights to see and things to do along its 2450 mile route. The original route, from Chicago to Los Angeles was established in 1926, went through 8 states and was a major path for westward migration post-depression.
Decommissioned in 1985, Route 66 has seen a revival of sorts by people with a nostalgic kick, a sense of adventure, and those who want to keep the dreams of yesteryear alive. Along the route are such gems as the U-DROP-INN cafe in Shamrock, Texas, the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Petrified Forest National Park, Joe and Aggies and The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook Arizona and tons of other places are just waiting for you along the historic Route 66.
Drive America’s Highways for 30 miles along Oklahoma Highway 66 (formerly Route 66) from Interstate 44 in Tulsa to Bristow, Oklahoma 🛢️
Drive America’s Highways for 21 miles along U.S. Highway 60 from the Historic 1923 Route 66 (Ribbon road) to Oklahoma Highway 66 (Route 66) in White Oak, Oklahoma 🛢️
Drive America’s Highways for 21 miles along Route 66 from Commerce to Afton, Oklahoma 🛢️
Drive America’s Highways for 11 miles along Route 66 from the Kansas to Commerce, Oklahoma 🛢️
🚙 Drive America’s Highways for 13 miles along the historic Route 66 in Kansas ?
Drive America’s Highways for 41 miles west along Missouri highway 96, the new name for the historic Route 66 from Interstate 44 at Halltown to the Route 66 Drive-In in Carthage, Missouri.
Drive America’s Highways for 12 miles southwest along Interstate 44 from Missouri Highway 360 to Exit 96 at Missouri Highway 96 – Route 66 in Halltown ????
Drive America’s Highways for 2 miles west along Historic Route 66 in historic Needles, California, home of Snoopy’s brother, Spike ?
Drive America’s Highways for 15 miles east along Historic Route 66 from Cool Springs to Exit 44 on Interstate 40 in Southwest Arizona 🌵