Route 66

Route 66 is one of the great landmarks of US history and culture. It spans nearly the entire nation and has inspired countless stories, songs, and other forms of art.

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How many miles is the route 66?

2448

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What do tourists do on Arizona route 66?

They get their Kicks on Route 66. Of course there is no Official Route 66 in 2010.

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How many states does Route 66 travel through?

It travels through 8. Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

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What state can you see grand canyon and yosemite falls and death valley and route 66 from?

Nevada

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Is route 66 the longest in us?

Not anymore. it still exists, but parts of it are now hwy 10.

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What is or was Route 66?

Route 66 (the 'Mother Road') was one of the original numbered highways in the United States. It was established on November 11th 1926 and originally ran through several states (Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California). It started at Chicago, Illinois and ran for approximately 2,448 miles (3,940km) until it reached Los Angeles, California.

A major realignment resulted in the west terminus of the route be moved west of LA, ending at Santa Monica instead. The Route 66 designation was removed from the list of highways in the United States as 'it was no longer relevant', while the Interstate Highway System was being introduced. It has been largely replaced by various Interstate highways including I-55 (Chicago to St. Louis), I-44 (St. Louis to Oklahoma City) and, the longest segment, I-40 (Oklahoma City to Barstown, California).

In most cities along the route and in some rural areas, the new Interstate highways generally follow Route 66 but the old highway still exists as a local road, sometimes with designations such as "Business 66".

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What cities does route 66 run through?

It starts in Chicago IL and runs to Santa Monica in CA (however this was not the original ending site). So it goes through 8 states, IL, MO, KS (which only has 13 miles) OK, TX, NM, AZ, and CA. It is a great trip and there is still almost 2,000 miles of it that are drivable. Most of the old route is now country highways and little back roads that take you through small towns. If you do your research you can drive most of the route. I would also contact the visitor's center for ALL the towns along the way and let them know you are traveling the route. They will give you some great suggestions for things to see, send you maps and coupons for places. It does take a lot of time to plan but well worth it. We drive 66 all the time and just love it. There are so many wacky roadside attractions to see such as the worlds largest totem pole, the blue whale, Route 66 Museums, Murals, and so much more! Pops in OK is a new attraction and very cool it has the largest soda bottle in the world and has the largest soda collection around. Just shoot me an email and I will send you a whole list of places to see (I help plan trips on 66 for people). The best part of the Route 66 drive has got to be the drive to Oatman AZ who what a cool drive. Oatman for the most part is a ghost town, however they have things on weekends and there is a hotel there and saloon. In OK there are some great driving parts that will put you on the original one lane road that 66 used to be, they also have several sections that are made out of brick. Don't think that you can drive Highway 40 and see 66 this is not the original route. There have been several alignments over the years and again with research you can connect a lot of them together. Diners are no problem Route 66 has some of the best food around. There are places like the Rock Café (featured in cars), the Metro Diner, The Adrian Café and the Snowcap. The Route 66 Museum in Clinton OK is just amazing a must stop for any Route 66 Traveler. In IL there is the Rivera which has an old diner out back. Funks Grove with the best Maple Sirup around. Springfield which has a ton of Route 66 stuff. Lou Mitchell's, Del Rays Chicken Basket, Launch Pad Café, and the Artisian Café. MO has some great old parts of the route and some amazing bridges. The small towns have some crazy roadside attractions to see. There are several mom and pop places to stay which are really cheap and very nice, the Munger Moss, Blue Swallow, Wigwams (sleep in a Tee Pee), and the Route 66 Motel are some of my favorite. Stay in the mom and pop places they save you money and the people can give you additional information on places to see on the route. Seligman AZ is another must stop. The Snow Cap is like no other place and this Route 66 town is Route 66 crazy. It is really hard to describe the place but take a camera and go. There is the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert., the meteor crater, the ice cave and volcano and so many more outdoor activates to do. In OK check out some of the smaller towns, go see the museum in El Reno, check out the Route 66 Museum in Yukon and just have fun exploring. TX has Amarillo which has the Big Texan home of the 72 ounce steak…eat it and get it free. There is also Cadillac Ranch which is 10 Caddy's nose first in the ground. Stop and get some spray paint trust me. Check out Here it Is the Jackrabbit trading post and have your picture taken with a large rabbit. You will find several working drive in's along your way make time to stop and see a movie at one of them. You can bring your own food and drink and hey it is what they used to do back in the day. The Round Barn in Arcadia OK is funny to see, it is pretty close to OKC and there is a ton of stuff to do there. If you want to see a large part of America and see how a lot of the country lives this is the trip for you. I would allow at least 3 weeks for the trip, be prepared to rent a car and take your time! Once you get to CA you will want to spend at least a day or two off the route and relaxing on the beach! Stuff along 66 just jumps out at you, if you follow the directions below you will just stumble upon roadside attractions.

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Where does Route 66 run from and to?

missouri to indiana

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Were doess route 66 begin and end?

It starts in Chicago, Illinois, and ends at Santa Monica, California. It first ended in Los Angeles, but, then they decided to end it at Santa Monica, at the Pacific Ocean seaside.

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What cities are connected by route 66?

Los Angeles and Chicago

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What Cities are on Route 66 in US?

U.S. Route 66 is a route that no longer exists. Today it is replaced by Interstate 10 from Los Angeles to San Bernardino, California. From San Bernardino to Barstow, California, it is replaced by Interstate 15. From Barstow, California to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, it is replaced by Interstate 40. From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to St. Louis, Missouri, it is replaced by Interstate 44. And from St. Louis, Missouri to Chicago, Illinois, it is replaced by Interstate 55. The major cities it travels through are the following: Los Angeles (California), San Bernardino (California), Flagstaff (Arizona), Albuquerque (New Mexico), Amarillo (Texas), Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), Tulsa (Oklahoma), Joplin (Missouri), Springfield (Missouri), St. Louis (Missouri), Springfield (Illinois), Bloomington (Illinois), and Chicago (Illinois).

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Is route 66 the same as route 666?

no it isn't

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Who designed Route 66?

Tanner duppong

Tanner duppong

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Is Route 66?

Scenic? Yes.

Memorable? Yes.

Worth exploring? Absolutely.

Still in existence? No, sorry, it no longer exists as a part of the US Highway system.

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What two towns are at the ends of U.S. Route 66?

Chicago and Los Angeles, California

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What are some stops on Route 66?

One of the Great American Highways and also a roadway that remains ill-defined in most people's memory. People will still swear that they drove across the US from coast to coast in the good old days. In truth, it never went East of Chicago, and its Western terminus was in downtown Los Angeles. Today you can find street markers bearing the title Historic Route 66 in the strangest locations, like on streets in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico that appear to be so narrow, that they can hardly be termed alleys by modern standards. It has gone by many titles: The Will Rogers Highway, the Mother Road, the Okie Expressway, Bloody 66, Main Street America and the Great Diagonal. By any name, it was the primary route across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and California covering a distance of 2448 with its longest stretch of 487 miles across New Mexico's Land of Enchantment. It was dotted with diners, motels and small gasoline and grocery store combinations, road-side vendors, souvenier shops and Burma Shave Signs. Hand painted signs regularly warned that three or five miles ahead was the last gas for 50 or 100 miles. They also advertised live rattlesnakes, Petrified Wood, Dinosaur Bones and free ice water. Were there places to stop, hundreds, a few that were even noteworthy and remain in existence today. Most were only trying to eek out a few pennies of profit from everyone that stopped by, but their were a few unsavory characters, in keeping with the Wild West that were in the business of taking the tourist for anything they could. Route 66 was never an Autobahn in the German model, and compared to the modern Interstate Highway, it was a genuine slaughterhouse. It adapted over its 60 year life span and is now a part of the lore of US motoring.

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What films are about route 66?

the animated Disney pixar film cars is about a racecar who gets lost on its way to a race and ends up on route 66. the racecar (lightning McQueen) helps the cars that live on route 66 get it back on the map.

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Is route 66 capitalized?

Route 66, yes, it's capitalized

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Where did route 66 start and stop?

Route 66 originally went from Chicago to Los Angeles and was made immortal by a TV series of that name in the 1960's. It can still be travelled but with some difficulty as it is no longer an official highway.

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Which single state is it possible to see death valley grand canyon yosemite falls overland trail and route 66?

Nevada

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Which state can you see Death Valley Grand Canyon Overland trails Yosemite Falls and Route 66?

You can see them all from Arizona

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How do you contact route 66 shoe company?

I see that at Kmart/Sears you have a Route 66 shoe called Erica Women's Natural shoe, but it appears that there is only one size, 5.5. Is this correct? I'd like to purchase a pair, but need a size 8 if they are still being made.

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Is Phoenix AZ along Interstate Route 66?

yes it is circa 1922

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Is the National Road the same as Route 66 or Route 40?

go to the resort around the place

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Is sitgreaves pass paved?

Yes, it is. Whole Route 66 between Kingman and Oatman is paved.

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