The starting point of Route 66 is the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard in Chicago. It continues westward from Chicago to Santa Monica through 9 states, 3 time zones and 2,448 miles.

This is the ultimate American road trip through America's heartland. Immortalized in folklore, cinema and song, Route 66 has become an iconic symbol of the great American road.

Route 66 is the most famous road in the world, from Chicago to Los Angeles. The normal drive time takes 14 to 20 days, depending on the number of stops along the way. Route 66 has many destinations to enjoy.

Route 66, the Longest Attraction in America!

Route 66 has been the path of migrants, dreamers, desperadoes and an entire generation of vacationers discovering the way west. For the tour of a lifetime, follow the legendary Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA. See the many sights along the way. Historic neon signs still glow on old Route 66.

Along the way you can sing the song "Get your kicks on Route 66!" The Old Route 66 western terminus is at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, on a palm-lined bluff a few blocks north of the city’s landmark pier.

Thousands of visitors from around the globe travel America’s Main Street each year to uncover the legend of Route 66 and discover the real America both historic and modern places to see and things to do.

 
Route 66 Destinations - Historic and Modern

Illinois Route 66 begins at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Jackson Boulvard in the heart of Chicago. There is a "BEGIN Historic Route 66" sign at the corner. Originally it began at Jackson Boulevard and Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago but was moved in 1933.

Route 66 heads diagonally across the state over 300 miles of Illinois from Chicago to St. Louis. You will enjoy large cities at each end and pleasant rural scenery in between. Much of Route 66 has been taken over by I-55 but you can still find sections of the original highway along they way. More ...

 

Missouri Route 66 has much to offer with many historic and modern destinations as you travel through the state. Our listings are primarily of interest to adults but families can have lots of fun with hiking, camping, hunting & fishing, parks, corn mazes, county and state fairs, hayrides and pumpkin patches. More ...

 

Kansas Route 66 - The short ribbon of the Mother Road through Kansas is the shortest of any state at just 13.2 miles More ...

 

Oklahoma Route 66 - You can get your kicks on more than 400 miles of Route 66 in Oklahoma, the nation's longest driveable stretch of Route 66. More ...

 

Texas Route 66 - This part of the Route 66 is a 178 mile stretch of Route 66 history across the panhandle in the northern part of Texas, missing the majority of the state. In early time the area was often known at the "Staked Plains" from early travelers marking their route by driving states in the ground for other to follow. More ...

 

New Mexico Route 66 - Route 66 across New Mexico gives you a great taste of the Land of Enchantment, as the state calls itself on its license plates. There is a variety of landscapes, from beautiful mountain ranges, to sandstone mesas, desert sagebrush, ponderosa pines and ghost towns. More ...

 

Arizona Route 66 - In 1926, some 400 miles of Route 66 passed through Arizona, but very little of it was paved. That changed in 1933, and it was finally completed in 1938.

The longest continuous stretch of Historic Route 66, also called the "Mother Road," remaining in the USA crosses Mohave County for 158 miles. More ...

 

California Route 66 -Route 66 passes through every type of Southern California landscape. Route 66 survives intact almost all the way across the state and is marked for most of its 315 miles by signs declaring it Historic Route 66. Route 66 in California is a road-trip with lots to see and do. more ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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