Historic Route 66!
Historic Route 66 runs from Illinois to California going through six more
great states along the way and attracts travelers from around the world.
Let's get going!
It's about 300 miles from Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO, if you only
travel one alignment of Route 66. Add 200 miles or so if you travel
all of them in the "Land of Lincoln" ... read
The Gateway Arch welcomes you to the "Show Me State".
It is about 320 miles from St. Louis to Joplin, MO, plus any additional
alignment miles ... read more
The "Sunflower State" only has 13 miles of the Main Street
of America, but they're packed with interesting people and places
from Galena to Baxter Springs ... read more
With about 430 miles the "Sooner State" has the longest
stretch of Will Rogers Highway (Route 66). But there are a lot of
"bypasses" to explore and that can add a lot of miles
... read more
It's only 185 miles across the panhandle of the "Lone Star
State", but there's plenty of interesting places to see along
the way. Adrian is the geographic midpoint of Route 66 ... read
Before they bypassed Santa Fe and Los Lunas in 1937 the "Land
of Enchantment" had the longest stretch of Route 66 at about
470 miles, but the bypass cut off about 100 miles ... read
The longest section of the original Route 66 runs from just west
of Ash Fork to just east of Kingman. That's about 105 of the 380
or so miles across the state... read more
Depending on the path you follow across California it's about 300
miles, plus or minus. In Los Angeles there are several alignments,
we'll focus on an easier path to ... read more
A Road With Many Names
This grand old road has many names, some official, and others that are
The Will Rogers Highway
Historic Route 66 is also officially known as the Will Rogers Highway,
a name that was assigned to the road in 1942 to honor famous actor and
humourist from Claremore, Oklahoma.
The Mother Road, and America's Mainstreet
Unofficially it is also goes by the names "The Mother Road",
and "America's Mainstreet".
On top of all that, it wears a wide variety of different names in many
of the cities, towns, villages and rural areas it passes through. more