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Hitting The Mother Road - US Route 66

Roadtripping is a common theme here at Gribblenation. And exploring and getting our kicks on Route 66 is no exception. Come along with us and explore the sights, sounds, people, places, and some absurdity as we travel down Highway 66.

Features: 

Visit some of the well-known and the lesser-known sites along 66.

Illinois

Missouri

Kansas

Oklahoma

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Route 66 State Park

 

Pony Bridge over South Canadian River

 

 

 

Lucille’s Historic Service Station

 

 

 

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

 

 

 

Timber Creek Bridge

 

 

 


Texas

New Mexico

Arizona

California

Conoco Tower Station & U-Drop Inn

Tucumcari

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona State Line to Cajon Pass

Leaning Tower of Texas

Whiting Brothers Gas Station - Moriarity

Wigwam Motel - Holbrook

Cajon Pass to Pasadena

Cadillac Ranch

Old Town Albuquerque

Jack Rabbit Trading Post

Pasadena to Santa Monica

 

Rio Puerco Bridge

Winslow

 

 

 

Meteor City Trading Post

 

 

 

Meteor Crater

 

 

 

Two Guns Trading Post

 

 

 

Twin Arrows Trading Post

 

 

 

Walnut Canyon Bridge

 

 

 

Flagstaff

 

 

 

Parks

 

 

 

Williams

 

 

 

Ash Fork

 

 

 

Seligman

 

 

 

Grand Canyon Caverns

 

 

 

Valentine & Truxton

 

 

 

Hackberry General Store

 

 

 

Arizona Route 66 Museum

 

 

 

Oatman & Bloody 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roadtrips:
Ride along with the Gribblenation staff on various Route 66 trips over the years.
History:
Route 66 has many stories - some of the more interesting ones involve the evolution of the route from the National Old Trail Highway to the Interstate.
Feature Map:
A visualization of all Route 66 Features - Icons include links to feature pages.

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