Route 66 is over 90 years old, and definitely, a road less traveled. However, for those with the time, there are plenty of weird attractions to be seen along this iconic road that starts in Chicago and ends in Los Angeles. For the best experience, stick to the route because each state has at least one unique attraction. Heavy on nostalgia, Route 66 still provides plenty of kicks. So start your engines and get ready for a fun journey.


1. But First, Some History

U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, was one of the original highways constructed by the U.S. Highway System in 1926. It was named Route 66 and ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. From its beginnings, U.S. 66 was designed to connect the main streets of rural and urban communities along its route because, at the time, most small towns had no access to a major national roadway.

Route 66 history

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