Historic Route 66

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Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Known as the country’s “Mother Road,” historic Route 66 represents the heart of American culture. Along this famous highway—which originated in 1926 and stretches from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California—road trippers can “get their kicks” and drive by kitschy Americana sights like old-time eateries, bizarre roadside attractions, abandoned gas stations, cheap motels, souvenir shops and more.



A stop in Seligman, Arizona, will take you back in time. This quaint, legendary Route 66 town retains the flavor of the original road and houses must-see attractions including the well-known General Store (a great place for memorabilia and Western souvenirs), Road Kill Cafe and OK Saloon, Historic Route 66 Motel and rusty ol’ hubcap sheriff statue.



Megan Murphy traveled on Contiki’s Western Highlights tour as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more on Megan’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.
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Seligman, AZ 86337, USA