Roure 66 7 day itinerary

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Mar 25th, 2018, 06:25 AM
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Roure 66 7 day itinerary

anyone have a 6 to 7 day itinerary from Chicago to Las Vegas ? planning this for mid Oct 2018.... I'm not a purist, so I don't need to see every cheezy tourist trap or drive each "authentic" mile of the road, just the "must see" cheezy tourist traps !!! I understand that the route is broken up in places, and you'll need to hop on & off the interstate.... there's a whole lot of info on FB etc., but actually TOO much info it seems ! much appreciated !
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Mar 25th, 2018, 06:39 AM
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anyone have a 6 to 7 day itinerary from Chicago to Las Vegas ? planning this for mid Oct 2018.... I'm not a purist, so I don't need to see every cheezy tourist trap or drive each "authentic" mile of the road, just the "must see" cheezy tourist traps !!! I understand that the route is broken up in places, and you'll need to hop on & off the interstate.... there's a whole lot of info on FB etc., but actually TOO much info it seems ! much appreciated !

I meant ROUTE 66 !
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Mar 25th, 2018, 07:43 AM
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The east end is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Jackson Blvd in Chicago. There is a sign there. I don't know much about it from Chicago to Amarillo Texas. From Amarillo west it is mostly covered by I-40.
Central Avenue in Albuquerque is the old Rt. 66. I have stayed at the Rt. 66 Hostel in Albuquerque.
In Arizona you will want to exit I-40 at Ash Fork (east of Seligman se-LIG-man) for the old highway past the Grand Canyon Cavern. You will rejoin I-40 at Kingman. There is another stretch through Oatman west of Kingman. The gas is cheaper in Kingman than in California.
West of Needles CA, turn off I-40 at Exit 107 for a long trip through the Mojave Desert on the National Trails Highway. You eventually come to Barstow where the main drag was also Rt. 66. There is a Rt. 66 museum at the train station in Barstow. The road from Barstow to Victorville is also the national Trails Highway (old Rt. 66). There is another Rt. 66 museum in Victorville across the street from the Amtrak station.
From Victorville it goes up through the pass on I-15 into LALAland.
Don't forget to stop in Winslow AZ to see the statue of Glen Frey "standing on the corner".
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Mar 25th, 2018, 09:56 AM
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To see cheesy places

> just the "must see" cheezy tourist traps !!!

www.RoadsideAmerica.com

Your best bet is to do a search for the term "Route 66" in [Attraction] and then specify each state that highway goes through. You'll get WAY more info than you'll want, but you won't miss anything!
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Mar 25th, 2018, 11:17 AM
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We used the RoadsideAmerica site that PaulRabe suggested. It's great! But as Paul noted the issue is decided what kind of cheese you want.

We had a meal and drink here, worth a stop:
About the El Rancho Hotel - El Rancho HotelEl Rancho Hotel

And for something different we stayed in a teepee:
https://sleepinawigwam.com/index.html
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10294

The Painted Desert Inn is also worth a stop:
https://www.nps.gov/pefo/learn/historyculture/pdi.htm
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Mar 25th, 2018, 11:18 AM
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My husband worked on a Park Service team that traveled Route 66 and began a survey that's resulted in online resources for those wishing to plan a trip. I know there are innumerable websites, many of them private, but these 2 NPS sites may add a bit of clarity and also point out non-Rt 66 NPS sites to visit near your planned route:

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/
https://ncptt.nps.gov/rt66/
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Mar 27th, 2018, 09:48 AM
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The section of 66 that I would want to take is off I-40 just a bit past Kingman, AZ. It is two lanes through the countryside, up over the ridge with some switchbacks with no guardrails and through the town of Oatman. Oatman is a bit cheezy, but fun, kind of a mining town/tourist trap with donkeys roaming free in the street. The ride to it makes me think of what those folks in their model A Fords went through to get west.
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Mar 28th, 2018, 12:42 PM
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Just Google: route 66 guide for travelers

There is an endless quantity of books that are relatively cheap.
You really don't need any more information than that contained in those books.

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