America’s most famous roadway is known for a lot of things, but there’s still plenty you may not know. Use these fun facts to plan your next trip down Route 66!
If you like to be exact, you’ll find a “Begin Historic Route 66” sign in Chicago.
The Chain of Rocks Bridge, located along Route 66 in St. Louis, was featured in the movie Escape from New York.
Route 66 only goes through the Sunflower State for about thirteen miles.
Lucille Hamons was known as the Mother of the Mother Road because of the kindness she showed to the less fortunate who came to her service station along Route 66.
The Midpoint Café, a ‘50s-style diner in Adrian, bills itself as the halfway point between Chicago and Los Angeles on Route 66.
At one point in Albuquerque, Routs 66 crosses over itself.
The Eagles’ song “Take It Easy,” which includes the lyrics “Well, I’m a-standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona,” helped to revive the Route 66-based town.
The first McDonald’s opened in the 1940s on Route 66 in San Bernardino.
For more on Route 66 history, visit americanlifestylemag.com/discover.