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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

HI Chicago Summer Hostel, Chicago

HI Chicago Summer Hostel, Chicago

A cheap and cheerful way of seeing Chicago prior to undertaking Route 66, this hostel is situated in the heart of downtown Chicago. “This is probably one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in – clean, friendly, good atmosphere and awesome location. I’d recommend it over the other Chicago Hostels – it’s a little more pricey but… Read More

Highlander Motel, Williams

Highlander Motel, Williams

Founded in 1952, the Highlander Motel now offers travellers a refurbished, inexpensive and convenient lodging experience following it’s 2005 renovation. All rooms feature mountain views, a flat-screen satellite TV with pay-per-view channels, a microwave and a small refrigerator. The Highlander is situated a short drive from Bill Williams Mountain, Grand Canyon Deer Farm and the Arizona… 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

Homestyle Inn & Suites, Springfield

Homestyle Inn & Suites, Springfield

The Homestyle Inn & Suites is a reasonably priced motel situated just a few blocks from the State Capital building and Lincoln Library. The main draw to this hotel was the price and location; inexpensive and central to downtown. It’s ideally located if you want to make an early start to check out Lincoln’s home and… Read More

Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff

Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff

The Hotel Monte Vista opened for business on New Year’s Day, 1927, having been funded by a group of prominent Flagstaff citizens who recognised that Flagstaff was in need of a first class accommodation for the rising tourism in the area. In the 40’s and 50’s, as the popularity of western films was on the rise,… 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

Inn at Lincoln Park, Chicago

Inn at Lincoln Park, Chicago

If you’re looking for somewhere to rest your head before embarking on your road trip then you could do far worse than The Inn at Lincoln Park. It’s a cosy hotel just a short bus/taxi ride from the center of Chicago and is a great location for a spot of sightseeing. The front desk is… 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