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Jun 27, 2018 08:40:46   #
mntnmn
 
Taking a two week road trip on Route 66 from Chicago to L.A. Looking for suggestions from anyone who has done the trip for stops along the way and any must see photo ops!

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Jun 27, 2018 08:47:53   #
wds0410
 
Tucumcari, NM has some interesting, past their prime photo ops. Also, the La Posada Hotel in Winslow AZ is a trip back in time and worthy of a visit plus there is that "corner" made famous in that song.

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Jun 27, 2018 08:58:04   #
dvblair2003 Loc: Blountstown Fl
 
Take 66 from Ash Fork to Kingman. Hardly any traffic and it is the original road. Seligman has become a tourist stop but worth seeing. Be sure and stop in Peach Springs for a soda pop.

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Jun 27, 2018 08:58:35   #
dvblair2003 Loc: Blountstown Fl
 
Take 66 from Ash Fork to Kingman. Hardly any traffic and it is the original road. Seligman has become a tourist stop but worth seeing. Be sure and stop in Peach Springs for a soda pop.

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Jun 27, 2018 09:22:57   #
RonBoyd
 
The two most important places are the beginning and the end of the "Mother Road."

Once you leave Chicago, an important stop would be the "Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum" to get your bearings -- https://www.visitpontiac.org/2192/Route-66-Museum

Before you start, however, you should avail yourself of these two resources:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/831180.Route_66 (available many places)
and
https://www.amazon.com/Here-Route-Ross-Jerry-McClanahan/dp/0983935904/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GQFSG0MARFYAJYNKFAJY

Nevertheless, there is nowhere along the way that doesn't provide ample opportunities to take memorable photographs.

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Jun 27, 2018 09:27:29   #
Blaster34 Loc: Florida Treasure Coast
 
mntnmn wrote:
Taking a two week road trip on Route 66 from Chicago to L.A. Looking for suggestions from anyone who has done the trip for stops along the way and any must see photo ops!


Winslow & Holbrook, AZ Albuquerque, NM are definite stops

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Jun 27, 2018 10:35:52   #
mntnmn
 
Thank you all for your suggestions! Should be a great trip!

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Jun 27, 2018 10:58:02   #
Barn Owl
 
Seligman, AZ (welcome to 1958); Hackberry, AZ (the service station, grocery store)--Ask permission and check around on their storage lot; and Oatman, AZ--Be there before 5:00 p.m. because the burros all go back into the desert. How about those scenics around Oatman? Carry a large memory card for your camera. Don't be in a hurry.

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Jun 27, 2018 11:36:03   #
mntnmn
 
Hi Barn Owl,
Thanks for your suggestions. Really looking forward to the ride over Sitgreaves Pass into Oatman. A friend told me about that and the burros. Taking a bunch of cards!!

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Jun 27, 2018 12:08:52   #
Rich1939 Loc: Pike County Penna.
 
wds0410 wrote:
Tucumcari, NM has some interesting, past their prime photo ops. Also, the La Posada Hotel in Winslow AZ is a trip back in time and worthy of a visit plus there is that "corner" made famous in that song.



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Jun 27, 2018 12:49:33   #
Blaster34 Loc: Florida Treasure Coast
 
Rich1939 wrote:


"Well, I'm a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin' down to take a look at me...."


(Download)

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Jun 27, 2018 13:50:24   #
Rich1939 Loc: Pike County Penna.
 
Blaster34 wrote:
"Well, I'm a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin' down to take a look at me...."


That is so cool! Do you have any idea when those were installed? I had to (yes "had to") leave Arizona about 13 years ago and don't recall seeing them while I was there.

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Jun 27, 2018 14:18:54   #
Blaster34 Loc: Florida Treasure Coast
 
Rich1939 wrote:
That is so cool! Do you have any idea when those were installed? I had to (yes "had to") leave Arizona about 13 years ago and don't recall seeing them while I was there.


Somewhere around 2000 I think

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Jun 27, 2018 14:20:01   #
Rich1939 Loc: Pike County Penna.
 
Thanks!

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Jun 27, 2018 14:41:13   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Stay in Holbrook, AZ and visit the Petrified Forest NP, just down the road outside of town. Lots of famous 66 motels in Holbrook.

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