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Parks to Pittman Valley

Three alignments of the Mother Road split and come together in a short distance here just north of I-40 at exit 178. The town started out as Rhodes in 1898 and was renamed Parks around 1906 in honor of the first postmaster.
xRoute 66 Trail Map
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Three alignments of Route 66 split near this point. These alignments meet again near the Parks General Store. ... read more
xParks in the Pines General Store
12963 Old Route 66, Parks, AZ
Located shortly after the pavement begins again. Coming from the east on the old road ... read more
xMaurices Motel & Cafe
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A couple miles west of Parks you come to Maurice's Groceries, Motel and Cafe is still there but appears to be in rough ... read more
Garland Prairie Vista
Route 66
From either direction you want to look for a short stretch of concrete at the top of the hill. The pull out is on the south ... read more

Pittman Valley
is a few miles west of Parks and the Garland Prairie Vista. The elevation at the Wagon Wheel is about 6,800 feet compared to the 7,200 feet at the Garland Prairie Vista a short distance to the east.

xWagon Wheel Lodge
7545 E. Old Route 66
The mid-thirties McHat Inn offered cabins and gas sales into the late fifties. In sight of I-40 just east of exit 171 ... read more
xDeer Farm Petting Zoo
6769 Deer Farm Road (East of Williams)
The Deer Farm Petting Zoo has been here since 1969. Besides deer there are a variety of animals here ... read more
xDavenport Lake
Route 66
Every once in a while especially during a very wet year, this dry lakebed comes alive as you can see in this 2019 pictures. ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.