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April 11, 2012
5:51 pm
Henrik Fagelberg
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No, I did not skip the section on this page regarding where to stay but after browsing through and taking some notes I did stumble upon some questions. 

1. Suggestions for Kansas and Oklahoma seem kind of slim. Any suggestions?

2. I wanted to spend atleast one night at the Wigwam. Any thoughts on choosing Holbrook or San Bernadino? I really wanted to stay at the Monte Vista in Flagstaff as well and seeing how it's only about 90 miles from Flagstaff to Holbrook, San Bernadino might be a better choice but then again, for some reason, Holbrook seems more authentic?

 

Any thoughts?

 

//Fagel

April 14, 2012
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frank
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There's nothing in the way of historic lodging along Rt 66 in Kansas (only 13 miles, 20 km).  The next historic place down the road is in Tulsa--the Desert Hills Motel--which has a lovely 1954 sign out front.  Going the other way, it would be either the Rest Haven Court in Springfield or the Munger Moss in Lebanon.  Both have great neon. 

Either Wigwam location will provide the "authentic" experience of a concrete wigwam.  (There's no desert anywhere near Tulsa either, it's all just marketing.)  But all qualify as authentic stops on Route 66.   

April 23, 2012
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Fagel,

  Although the distance between Flagstaff and Holbrook is only about 100 miles, you are gonna want to take the side trip to the Meteor Crator.  That sidetrip and stop will add a couple hours to your day.  And if you can get into flagstaff aearly in the afternoon you will have some spare time to enjoy Flagstaff, as it is a very cool town. 

 

I agree with Frank, if you can make a night stop at the Munger Moss in Lebabnon do it.  It's one of the best on route 66.  And there is also a really nice Route 66 museum right in town in Lebanon, Mo. 

 

The wife and I just made the trip out and back last Aug/Sep and if you shoot me an email I can make some additional recomendations for you. 

 

Take care,

Mike Dagney

Mike Dagney

Viva Rt. 66!

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