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goffahsez

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525 posts

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Hi,

Sorry in advance if this Is a re-post as I'm sure it probably is.

My OH and I are planning in doing the route 66 trip. My only real requirements are a traditional American v8, and possibly a detour to Vegas towards the end.
We are allowing ourselves around three weeks, within which to cover the distance.

My question basically is, from your point of view, what is worth stopping to do/see, and what's best skipped past?

From reading another thread I gather Hertz are pretty sound for car rental. Any other opinions would be great.

Thanks in advance.


Oh, this is possibly inspired by the idiot abroad episode, loved it.

Dr JonboyG

2,125 posts

124 months

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Wigwam motel is worth a stop, El Morro National Monument in NM also worth a short detour.

goffahsez

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Lovely cheers, I'll give them a look up and pin them on my map

shoebag

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I did Route 66 a few years ago with a friend and the places I remember best are the wild donkeys in the street at Oatman, Arizona and Gallup which is the native american capital. Stopping to see the Cadillacs half buried and also going up the St Louis arch. Also visiting the Oklahoma bombing memorial.

Famous Graham

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I only accidentally found a bit of 66 when heading east to the Canyon from Vegas, but I understand it's been mostly superceded by an interstate. So you have to map out the original route rather than blindly following the 66 signs as that'll just take you on a crosscountry 4 lane motorway.

Anyone confirm that?
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Roo

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92 months

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Famous Graham said:
I only accidentally found a bit of 66 when heading east to the Canyon from Vegas, but I understand it's been mostly superceded by an interstate. So you have to map out the original route rather than blindly following the 66 signs as that'll just take you on a crosscountry 4 lane motorway.

Anyone confirm that?
Pretty much that.
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