When we hear the words “road trip,” most of us will think about the infamous Route 66. So many of us “got our kicks” down this national highway at one point or another!
But even though it was decommissioned in 1985, families can still hit the road and see some of the crazy sites that kept us entertained on that cross-country drive.
Whether on a trip to the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, or Yosemite, the Mother Road allowed so many kids to be a cowboy or explorer for a couple of days and see once-in-a-lifetime sites.
Crazy roadside statues, motels lit by miles of neon, and unique souvenir shops were only a few of the sights that left lasting memories to travelers in its heyday.
Because of its fame, many local communities have worked to preserve some of Route 66’s original roadside attractions, and many have become National Historic Landmarks that symbolize everything great and good about America.