Chicago - Springfield
Most Route 66 adventures start in the Windy City. Chicago is home to world-class museums and thrilling attractions. Once you have reached Wilmington, say "hello" to the famous Gemini Giant. The Illinois portion of Route 66 travels through Springfield, home to President Abraham Lincoln's final resting place. Get a quick bite at a Route 66 institution: the Cozy Dog Drive-In.
Springfield - St Louis
On the second day, you will finish the Illinois section of Route 66, but the adventure is just starting. Don't forget to stop at Staunton to see Henry's Rabbit Ranch or visit Livingstone's Pink Elephant Antique Mall. After crossing over the Mississippi River, you will enter St. Louis. Take some time to head up the Gateway Arch or order a frozen custard at the historic Ted Drewes custard shop.
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St Louis - Springfield
One of the most famous stops on Route 66 is Meramec Caverns. Continue down the road and head to Cuba. This town is home to many Route 66 attractions, including the Wagon Wheel Motel, the oldest continuously operating motel on the Mother Road.
Springfield - Oklahoma City
Before leaving Missouri, check out Joplin and its Route 66 Mural Park, filled with impressive paintings. Galena, Kansas, has several restored vehicles that inspired the Cars film series. Continuing southwest, you will travel through Tulsa, once known as the "Oil Capital of the World." Look to see the world-famous Tulsa Driller statue as your motorhome rental passes through town.
Oklahoma City - Amarillo
You will be taking a long drive throughout Texas at this point of the trip. Amarillo is the home of the famous Cadillac Ranch and the Route 66 Historic District, filled with shops and restaurants.
Amarillo - Tucumcari
This portion of the trip is noted for its small Texas and New Mexico towns, gift shops, and fascinating attractions. There are dozens of historic Route 66 attractions in Tucumcari, including the Blue Swallow Motel.
Tucumcari - Albuquerque
While in Albuquerque, visit Old Town with its restored buildings and historic charm. You might even see a famous hot air balloon take flight over the desert.
Albuquerque - Flagstaff
Gallup is one of those quintessential Route 66 towns. Visitors will want to check out Red Rock Parks and the El Rancho Motel. When you reach Flagstaff, Arizona, you may want to take a detour to see the Grand Canyon.
Flagstaff - Kingman
Heading out of Flagstaff, make a stop at Seligman, Arizona. Visit Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center. Angel has been the driving force to help protect and preserve the Mother Road.
Kingman - Barstow
It is almost time to wind down the adventure. You will want to explore the natural wonders of this stretch of road, including the Mojave National Preserve. Barstow, California, is an exciting town with several museums, such as the Route 66 Mother Road Museum and the Western America Rail Museum.
Barstow - Santa Monica
The great adventure has come to an end in California. Top off this incredible journey with a stop at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier to enjoy great views of the Pacific Ocean.
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