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Welcome to the oldest Route 66 website: Where Historic Route 66 meets the Internet

Route 66 was officially removed from the US Highway System in 1985

Historic Route 66

Arcadia, OK - 2014 : The Round Barn, dating from 1898 used to be a working barn, but now is a center of community activity.

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Since 1926, driving down Route 66 has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers, adventurers, desperados, and dreamers. The Historic 66 website provides free information for all those who want to learn more about the legendary Route 66.

While officially Route 66 no longer exists, the majority of it remains to be driven and enjoyed. The turn-by-turn road description will guide you on your journey through all eight states from Chicago to Los Angeles. Not only will it help you to stay on track, but you’ll also find some background information on the hundreds of roadside attractions that dot the landscape.

In the picture gallery, you'll find inspiration for your upcoming voyage or take a trip down memory lane. Thanks to the preservation organizations, volunteers, and business owners, a lot of these landmarks can still be admired in real life along Route 66. Some treasures, however, have disappeared and can only be explored through pictures.

Are you ready for the big adventure and start building your very own memories? Current roadmaps and GPS systems are poor at indicating where Route 66 ran and signs can be spotty or even missing all too often. Hence, you will need a detailed map and guide before hitting the road and getting your kicks on Route 66!