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Old 10-14-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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We will be starting the drive home back east after the Grand Canyon this weekend...one thing we want to do is spend sometime on Route 66...I know it runs through several states...and is not a very good road for the rvs...but was wondering which state offers the best "route 66 experience"...of course any other suggestions along the route east to NY would be welcomed!

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Old 10-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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As I understand the longest stretch of 66 remaining is in Az from Seligman to Topock about 120 miles. Several small towns and goes through Kingman. Also Oatman where the wild donkeys, left by prospectors, come into town. The stretch from Kingman to Topock is best done in your toad. Every May there is a Fun Run on this route with many events in Kingman and a Bar B Q in Topock on the last day. Lots of classic cars. There is a route 66 museum in Kingman.

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We were coming home to California from Niagara Falls in our 38ft DP with towed and wanted to experience the Route 66 scene. Was kind of fun until we ended up on this section of 66. After 20 miles of this we managed to escape and didn't look for 66 any more:
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Oklahoma has a lot of Route 66. Found this website which should help

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Old 10-14-2011, 10:57 PM   #5
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Illinois has a lot, and many towns do a big thing over it. Problem is it starts and stops, and in a lot of places the new road was run right over the top of it. No way I'd try it in something I cannot reverse, or do a 3 point turn on a 30 foot wide road.
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After you leave the Grand Canyon you will be heading east. When you get to Holbrook Az. Take the first exit. In holbrook you will find the Wigwam Hotel, this is where travelers could stay in a Teepee type room. Each room was a Teepee. The road you are on is the old Rt 66. At the light turn left and you can reenter the interstate in about a mile. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:22 AM   #7
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there are some original sections of ''66'' in ok west of oky city.
we stopped at the museum in clinton and had lunch at lucilles near weatherford.

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I've never run it myself, but as mentioned above, the section between Kingman and Seligman is used for classic car runs. Normally these type car drivers are not prone to drive on roads that will damage their cars.
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Billy Connolly, the Scottish Comic, did a several part series on Route 66, he started from Chicago, and went all the way to LA. He was on a 3 wheel motorcycle, and he was able to stay on it most of the way that is left.

There is a book about Route 66 published for RV's, and it can be had at the RV Bookstore.com or try Amazon. com.

If you are driving with a toad, remember it is not a good idea to try to backup with the toad, at least my equipment says not too. With that said, in Kingman, AZ there is a museum dedicated to Route 66 and they will know which parts you can take the RV on and which parts not too. Don't take it on the road to oatman, some of the turns are too narrow/steep for an RV, do that part in the toad like we did.
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Do an internet search for "historic route 66", using different search engines to find the most websites. The majority of websites want to sell you state maps of historic route 66, but a few have them for free. The search will also have the many tourist sites along the route, like the largest soda-pop store in the world, the Wig-Wam hotel, and so many interesting things that are quickly being lost to neglect.
Plan for spending a lot of time, and not many miles per day if you wish to really see what is along historic route 66.
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I found this neet route 66 themed rest area on I-44 in Mo

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