Route 66. America’s Main Street
Route 66. The Arizona Stretch
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Once known as "Main Street America" and stretching over 2,400 miles, Route 66 came across Northern Arizona from New Mexico through Holbrook, Flagstaff, Williams, Seligman, Ashfork, Kingman and Oatman before reaching the Colorado River border with California.
Route 66 as a major highway has mostly been replaced by Interstate 40 where most travelers zip-by without ever experiencing the sights, attractions and historical significance found off the beaten path of Route 66.
Arizona can boast the longest original stretch of Route 66 which begins at Exit 139 off I40 at Seligman where it turns northwest to the Grand Canyon Caverns and progresses near the West Rim of the Grand Canyon before turning southwest to Kingman and through the ghost town of Oatman, Arizona on its way to Topock, California on the west bank of the Colorado River.
It's a nostalgic journey into simpler times where evidence and small town amenities still remind us of the "good ole fun travel days". It's a route of dreams and a great lesson in geography, history and life experience for all to enjoy.