Route 66

Route 66 & Las Vegas

Las Vegas on map

Since Route 66 connects so many major metro areas, including those of the American Southwest, it’s easy to make the assumption it must pass through Las Vegas. Wouldn’t it be awesome if it did? You could get your kicks on Route 66 and chill with the specters of the Rat Pack all in a single …

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Route 66 Signs

Route 66 Road Shield CA

The shield. Route 66’s most enduring symbol. If you can summon up an image of a Route 66 sign without Google, the shield is the most likely symbol you’ll see. But despite the iconic combination of the highway shield and the number “66,” the shield doesn’t belong to Route 66 alone. It’s the symbol of …

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Why Is Route 66 Famous?

historic route 66 road sign

When it comes to legendary roads, few hold the mythos of Route 66, and certainly no other American highway matches it in sheer nostalgia. But Route 66 was not the first national highway to cross multiple state. It’s not the longest. It’s not even fully cross-country, starting instead in the Midwest before rolling out to …

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