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Good rv parks
February 1, 2013
10:21 am
Dave k
Manchester England
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Hi My wife and I will be doing route 66 at the begining of May 2013, in a RV  we have three weeks to do it in ,

Would like recomendations for  good RV parks along the route and places not to miss .

Many thanks .


February 1, 2013
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I think taking an RV down the Route would be a lot of fun. I hope you folks have a great time.


The only campground I am personally familiar with is the Double J in Chatham (Springfield) Illinois. We stayed there last summer, and it's a nice place, right on Route 66, and offers easy access to the many sites in Springfield. Double J's link is below. I'll also include my personal list of interesting things to see in Illinois. Items in bold are in/very near Springfield.


Enjoy the drive!


Sprague’s Super Service


 The Old Station


Swing bridge at I&M canal


Sidewalk Highway


Launching Pad


Streetcar Diner


First Dairy Queen designated a landmark


Taylor's Mexican Chili Parlor


A cell built for two


Turkey Tracks


White Fence Farm


Route 66 Drive-In


Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation and Museum


Dana Thomas House


Sugar Creek Covered Bridge


Mother Jones Monument


Meramec Caverns Barn Advertisement (Hamel)


Luna Café


Becky’s Barn


Odell Station



Doc’s Soda Fountain


Illinois State Fairgrounds


McLean Depot Train Shop


America's Playable Arcade Museum

Good site…quite a few things to see in Atlanta…


Pontiac, Ill


Lincoln Theatre


Soulsby Station


Mining and Route 66 museum


Manske-Niemann Farm


Red Brick near Auburn, Ill


The Mill


Henry’s Rabbit Ranch


Sprague’s Super Service


Crossroads Diner


Illinois-only Store


Funks Grove


Shadows of the Motherland


Our Lady of the Highways marks 50th year


Elkhart, Ill.


A rare and old grain elevator


Dell Rhea Chicken Basket


Historic stretch near Springfield


Lou Mitchell's

February 1, 2013
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Dave K--

DynoDave has given you all the Illinois stops.  Highlights of the rest of the trip are in the Travel section of my site,  There are some RV info links.  Even a few pictures in the galleries.  

In addition, the big entertainment center of Branson MO is an hour away from 66 at Springfield MO, so is the Grand Canyon from either Flagstaff or Williams AZ.  And Las Vegas is about two-hours away from Kingman AZ--and in the process you can tour Hoover Dam and pass over a spectacular new bridge.  

With three weeks, you have plenty of time to sample all of these and still get some beach time in Santa Monica CA.  

February 2, 2013
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I should have can check for campgrounds here.


It's a great guide for finding campgrounds that are clean, pleasant places to stay.



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