Traveling historic US Route 66 is on the bucket-list of many. If it’s on yours, you will want this guide.
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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!Dr Seuss
A resource you won’t want to be without. This book is well-organized and has great pictures.
From Chicago to Santa Monica Pier and in between, Route 66 has so much to see and is rich with history. The author dubs it both “The Mother Road” and America’s Main Street.
You’re living in Chicago, go downtown all the time, and have no idea that a historic US road has its origin there.
Or, you travel to Santa Monica, go to the Pier quite a bit, and didn’t realize Route 66 ended there.
Both of these scenarios were my story until reading this book.
This book will educate you to these facts in addition to learning about the various sights on this historic road.
Features of the Book
There’s a great key at the beginning, letting you know what type of stop is featured on the various pages.
Then, the main portion of the book is organized by state, with a map of the state and where the stopping places are.
Addresses and website information are included so you can check out the featured places more thoroughly.
In the back you will find 8 theme-based itineraries.
Items of interest for:
- The gearhead
- The Hollywood-seeker
- The Native American history lover
- The music-lover
- The Natural-Wonder-lover
- The fastest trip (6 days) from beginning to end
- The Supernatural-seeker
Choose one, or mix and match.
Or, if you live in one of the states Route 66 crosses through, you could choose to just see the sights on the route in your state.
A selfie-challenge is even included in the back of the book – are you up to the challenge?
At the end is an index so you can see all the pages on which your preferred stops are highlighted or mentioned.
For the road-trip junkie to the history buff, you will want to keep this book in your library.
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