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Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travellers – Jerry McClanahan

The EZ66 GUIDE was developed by Route 66 historian Jerry McClanahan and The National Historic Route 66 Federation to make it as easy as possible for travellers to find and follow the various alignments of Route 66. The guides have been used by thousands of travellers from around the world. The 200 page guide is… Read More

The Route 66 Encyclopedia – Jim Hinckley

An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping… Read More

Billy Connolly’s Route 66

Having always dreamt about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly finally heads off on the ride of a lifetime. Traveling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, hitting both its classic landmarks and uncovering lesser-known gems, Billy shares the experiences of the countless travelers who have taken the journey before him. Packed… Read More

Route 66 Dining and Lodging Guide – National Historic Route 66 Federation

Featuring recommendations by members of the National Historic Route 66 Federation, this guide has been used by thousands around the world to find the best places to stay and eat along the Route. It lists over 500 dining and lodging establishments and concentrates on the vintage properties that made the Route famous. An excellent companion… Read More

Route 66: Traveller’s Guide and Roadside Companion – Tom Snyder

A very useful book with plenty of interesting stories and features. Celebrating the history and current revival of a great American highway, the author paints a vivid portrait of life on Route 66, and the people who haunt it, including cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and everyday travellers. Considered by many to be a must-have book… Read More

Route 66 Adventure Handbook – Drew Knowles

A guide to all the exuberance, splendour, and absurdity of Route 66. This reference includes details on the magnificent architecture, natural wonders, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artefacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps that dot this famous stretch of road. Painstakingly researched, this resource provides information on how to locate… Read More

Route 66: A Photo Journal

“The hard bound photo essay book, “Route 66 – A Photo Journal” is a 104 page, full colored book featuring the 166 photographs from the traveling exhibit bearing the same name. The photographs were taken between February 17th and February 25th, 2002. These were selected from the 1,100 taken during those eight days and are… Read More

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips (Travel Guide)

This Lonely Planet guide book follows the successful formula of it’s predecessors in style and structure and includes lots of great information in the form of it’s box-outs including: Tips on driving Route 66 with kids Best radio stations along the route Best views along the route   This book is a concise description of… Read More