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Old 12-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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I'm starting to plan a 2-week (+\-) trip out west, that will mostly follow Rt 66. We will be picking it up in St Louis and heading westFTP the Grand Canyon. I have three children (10, 7 & 6) - what advice on RV Parks and sights do you experts recommend us seeing and/avoiding? While I do t have all the details worked out yet, I'm trying to keep the trips down to 6-8 hours at a time and will probably spend 1-2 days in most places. A little more in the GC maybe, little less in other cities.

Thanks and hope everyone has a safe holiday season!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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In Albuquerque, New Mexico is the Nuclear Museum. Not only do they show about the atomic bombs but also have a good display on Nuclear Medicine. Also have a B-29 ,And a B-52.

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In Albuquerque, New Mexico is the Nuclear Museum. Not only do they show about the atomic bombs but also have a good display on Nuclear Medicine. Also have a B-29 ,And a B-52.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
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The Route 66 Cafe in Santa Rosa is excellent. Take some time to go up to Santa Fe. There are lots of Museums to see. In Albuquerque there is the old town area that is interesting.
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Grants, NM is very similar to Tucumcari, so swing down the old main street through town there, too.

While in Tucumcari, there's Del's Cafe for lunch or dinner, and go out to the old Tucumcari Train Depot to take some photos.

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My boys were just about your kids ages when we first went to the GC.

They loved Petrified Forest and Meteor Crater in eastern AZ. On the way to the GC from Flagstaff, there is some Indian ruins and Sunset Crater volcano.

We did not do the GC railroad but I just saw a TV show on it and it looks like fun.

Try to swing through Monument Valley and get a tour from one of the local guides. Plenty of boulders for the kids to climb on!
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Rt 66 museum in Elk City, OK City of Elk City, Oklahoma - Pages

Roger Miller museum in Erick, OK Roger Miller Museum - Historic Route 66 - Erick, Oklahoma

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I'll second Petrified Forest, and kids will prob like the Wigwam Motel in nearby Holbrook.
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Also the famous corner from the Eagles song in Winslow AZ. was neat to see.
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I'll second Petrified Forest, and kids will prob like the Wigwam Motel in nearby Holbrook.
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Also the famous corner from the Eagles song in Winslow AZ. was neat to see.
We stopped and took pictures of the Wigwam Motel last week. It was an interesting place, with a number of old cars in the parking lot. There were some people checking into their room as we wandered around and they looked ok from a distance. They seemed excited to be staying there.
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If you make it to Kingman, take the kids here, they will love their home made root beer:

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They are across the street from the

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You shouldn't miss the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Northwest Oklahoma City. Lots of cowboy history, memorabilia and the worlds best collection of Western Art. Very easy to spend an entire day there.

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And be sure to pick up a few of these along the way. We picked ours up in Albuquerque. Fresh out of em now. May have to to get back on the "Mother Road" soon.
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Just down the street from the Cowboy Hall of Fame is the omniplex and omnidome. It's a fun place for kids. There is also a kids museum in Seminole. It might be alittle to far off the route. I have never been there but have heard that the aquarium in Jenks near Tulsa is a great place to see.
If you are looking for a park to stay in in the OKC area I would recommend twin fountains it is very close to the above attractions in the area.
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