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Motorcycling Route 66 Westward is an iconic journey through American history and culture

Main country to visit: United States of America

All countries: United States of America

All areas: Route 66

Distance: 4000 km

Category: Self-drive Tour on Paved Roads

Highlights: Chicago, Meramec Caverns, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Santa Monica, California

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strong>Motorcycling Route 66 westward is an iconic journey through American history and culture, offering riders a glimpse into the past while traversing some of the most scenic landscapes the United States has to offer. Here's a suggested route and some highlights along the way:

Chicago, Illinois: Begin your journey at the eastern terminus of Route 66. Chicago is a vibrant city with a rich history and diverse cultural offerings. Take some time to explore the city before embarking on your ride.

Joliet, Illinois: As you head southwest out of Chicago, you'll pass through Joliet, home to the Joliet Area Historical Museum, which offers exhibits on Route 66 and the city's role in its history.

Pontiac, Illinois: Pontiac boasts several Route 66 attractions, including the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, featuring displays on the highway's history and significance.

Springfield, Illinois: The state capital of Illinois is a must-visit for Route 66 enthusiasts. Explore the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and see the historic sites associated with the 16th President of the United States.

St. Louis, Missouri: Cross into Missouri and visit St. Louis, home to the iconic Gateway Arch. Take a ride to the top for panoramic views of the city and the Mississippi River.

Meramec Caverns, Missouri: Just a short ride from St. Louis, Meramec Caverns offers guided tours of its spectacular underground formations, a popular stop for Route 66 travelers since the highway's heyday.

Springfield, Missouri: This Springfield is known as the Birthplace of Route 66, and you can visit the Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center to learn about the highway's history and pick up some souvenirs.

Tulsa, Oklahoma: Explore the Art Deco architecture of downtown Tulsa and visit the Route 66 Village, featuring a restored 1930s Phillips 66 gas station and a 1967 oil derrick.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The state capital offers numerous Route 66 attractions, including the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims of the 1995 bombing.

Amarillo, Texas: As you cross into Texas, stop in Amarillo to see the iconic Cadillac Ranch, where vintage Cadillacs are half-buried in a field as an art installation.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas: Take a detour south to explore the second-largest canyon in the United States, offering stunning vistas and excellent hiking and biking opportunities.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico: This vibrant city is rich in culture and history. Visit Old Town Albuquerque for its adobe buildings, art galleries, and authentic New Mexican cuisine.

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona: Marvel at the colorful petrified wood and ancient petroglyphs in this unique national park, located just off Route 66.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: No trip to the American Southwest is complete without a visit to the Grand Canyon. Take in the awe-inspiring views from the rim or venture below on one of the hiking trails.

End of the Road: Finish your journey at the western terminus of Route 66 in Santa Monica, California. Celebrate your accomplishment with a ride along the historic Santa Monica Pier before dipping your toes in the Pacific Ocean.

Remember to check road conditions and weather forecasts before setting out on your motorcycle journey, and always ride safely and responsibly. Enjoy the ride!

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Departure: Chicago (default)

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Main country: United States of America ()

Countries the tour goes through: United States of America

Areas the tour goes through: Route 66

Highlights: Chicago, Meramec Caverns, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Santa Monica, California

Distance: 4000 km

Dates of Departure:
This is a Self-Guided Trip (means "individual") so you can leave on the date that is the most convenient for you, no need to adapt to pre-set dates.

- Roadbook: all necessary digital files plus high resolution tour maps are included in the Roadbook Package. Please, check here in details:
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