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Gary’s Gay Parita, Ash Grove

Gary’s Gay Parita, Ash Grove

“Here you can meet a real “Route 66 Man”. He can give you some precious information about your trip, he can tell you the story of his life, and you can take some wonderful pics in his old gas station. Don’t miss it!” Kindly recommended by  Eleonora, Italy garysgayparita.com   Read More

Gateway Arch, St Louis

Gateway Arch, St Louis

An iconic image of St Louis, the Gateway Arch stands 192m tall and 192m wide at it’s base making it the US’s tallest monument. Visitors can reach the observation deck via an elevator sytem comprised of a series of small pod-like trams. On a clear day the view can stretch for 30 miles! www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm   Read More

Grand Canyon Caverns, Arizona

Grand Canyon Caverns, Arizona

Fancy spending the night in what is described as the “oldest, darkest, deepest, quietest, and largest suite room in the world”? Well, as of 2010, now you can at the Grand Canyon Caverns! The only room in the caverns is 22 stories down and over 65 million years old! Tours of the caverns depart every… Read More

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Okay – so it’s not actually situated on Route 66 but it’s hard not to admit that the Grand Canyon makes for an awesome side-trip! Since it’s birth Route 66 has guided many families on vacation towards the Grand Canyon. And why not? It’s situated only an hour from both Williams and Kingman making it easily… Read More

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch is a Route 66 tourist centre that is based in a replica old gas station with rusted pumps all around, surrounded by dozens of Volkswagen Rabbits in various states of dilapidation. When you enter the centre you find about a dozen rabbits – of the live kind – living amid the Route 66… Read More

History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque

History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque

History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque, are an incredibly popular attraction for anyone spending the night in the area. “What a fun night of history and Ghost hunting in Old Town Albuquerque. This is a story-telling 90 minute walk around the main square of Old Town after dark. There was a lot going… Read More

Hollywood, Los Angeles

Hollywood, Los Angeles

There’s not a lot to say about Hollywood that hasn’t already been said many times before. While you’re here make sure to see the Kodak Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood sign and the stars on the walk of fame. It’s a very touristy area by day and there are plenty of things to see… Read More

Illinois State Capitol building, Springfield

Illinois State Capitol building, Springfield

Springfield is a pilgrimage site for anyone wanting to celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln. Aside from the location of his home and tomb Springfield is also the site of the State Capitol building with no small thanks to Abraham Lincoln. It’s a beautiful  building found in the heart of Springfield; entry to the state… Read More

Jack Rabbit Trading Post, Joseph City

Jack Rabbit Trading Post, Joseph City

  Jack Rabbit Trading Post is a familiar image to anyone acquainted with Route 66. The famous “Here It Is” sign let’s you know when you’ve arrived and the large model Jack Rabbit outside welcomes all travelers. Like many other iconic Route 66 images the Jack Rabbit Trading Post was referenced in the Disney/Pixar movie… Read More

Judy’s Place, Devils Elbow, Missouri

Judy’s Place, Devils Elbow, Missouri

“Such a fantastic, friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We are considering making the journey there again!!” Follow Route 66 to Judy’s Place – a home town bar that serves beer only. Kindly recommended by Nicola Beacham, UK 21754 Teardrop Rd, Devils Elbow, MO 65457 Find Judy’s Place on Facebook Read More