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Travel Route 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America [Paperback]

Jim Hinkley
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15 Mar 2014

With practical advice, fascinating background history, detailed maps, and a wealth of color photos and memorabilia, Travel Route 66 is the ultimate guide to the Main Street of America.

Long one of America's most cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular tourist attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year. While stretches of the once-glorious road have been paved over or bypassed by the interstates, the journey from Chicago to Santa Monica along the path of the "double six" remains chock-full of unique roadside attractions, spectacular natural landscapes, and fascinating historical landmarks. Communities throughout each of the eight states touched by the "Main Street of America"-Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California-have embraced this vital piece of American history and offer a vast array of opportunities to experience the grandeur as well as the lost innocence of the glory days of Route 66.


In Travel Route 66, Route 66 expert and enthusiast Jim Hinckley provides detailed descriptions and itineraries that allow travelers of all ages and inclinations to explore the myriad wonders to be found along the highway's 2,500 miles. In addition to specific recommendations for places to visit, eat, and spend the night, Hinckley presents history for the highway and its attractions and suggests detours and daytrips off the beaten path, all while providing a vivid picture of the road that has long captured the imaginations of travelers from throughout the world. Illustrated with a wealth of color photos and vintage memorabilia, Travel Route 66 is a practical and entertaining guide to the America's Mother Road.


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (15 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760344302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760344309
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JIM HINKLEY is the author of five previous books on Route 66-including Voyageur Press' Route 66 Backroads, Ghost Towns of Route 66, and Route 66 Treasures-and he maintains a daily blog called Route 66 Chronicles (www.route66chronicles.blogspot.com). Through his books, his travels, and his blog, Hinckley has become an ambassador and historian for all things Route 66. He lives in Kingman, Arizona.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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A good value for money read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 27 May 2014
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A good and interesting book. Will be helpful in letting me know things to look out for when I do the journey later this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide 12 May 2014
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The only way this book could be improved is with a large map showing the route and places to visit.
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