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Calico ghost town, Mojave Desert

Calico ghost town, Mojave Desert

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890’s, Calico lost its population. The miner’s packed up, loaded their mules and moved away… Read More

Cars on the Route, Galena

Cars on the Route, Galena

At the north end of Main Street in Galena, Kansas, stands the old Kan-O-Tex service station. First opened in 1934, this building has been part of Route 66 history for over 80 years! In 2007 the old building was purchased and restored by four women from Galena with a shared vision of renewing interest in… Read More

Chain of Rocks Bridge, St Louis

Chain of Rocks Bridge, St Louis

The bridge was, for a time, the path used by Route 66 to cross over the Mississippi river. It’s most notable feature is the 22-degree bend occurring at the middle. The bridge now only carries walking and biking trails over the river although, in June 2003, Trailnet granted special permission to Hampton Inn’s “Save-A-Landmark” Route 66… Read More

Country Classic Cars, Staunton

Country Classic Cars, Staunton

Country Classic Cars started as a weekend hobby for a Midwest farmer. When a piece of land along Interstate 55, just off the path of Historic Route 66, became available, Country Classic Cars acquired the land for not only a large display of classic cars and trucks, but also a garage/service area, inside showroom, and… Read More

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyrus Avery is often credited as the “Father of Route 66” for both his work in creating the route whilst a member of the Federal Highway System, and for his role is establishing the US Highway 66 Association in order to pave and promote the route. The Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza, located on Southwest Boulevard at… Read More

Galco’s Old World Grocery, LA, California

Galco’s Old World Grocery, LA, California

Devoted to the art of soda pop and supporting the small businesses behind each bubbly drink, Galco’s Soda Pop Stop features more than 700 flavors of soda at its Los Angeles storefront and nationwide through its online shop at www.sodapopstop.com. As you wander through the store you pass through a rainbow of soda colors, most of which… Read More

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