16 Route 66 Attractions Worth a Stop

Driving the length of Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles is a bucket-list experience for many road trip enthusiasts. Crossing eight states — Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California — this is one trip that’s more about the journey than the destination, with famous attractions scattered along the way.

Route 66 was constructed in 1926 to create the shortest, year-round route connecting the West Coast and Midwest. It was decommissioned in 1985, but the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program was created to protect its historical and cultural significance. With that in mind, here are 16 Route 66 attractions you can still visit today.

 

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