Across America: 5 Must-See Stops on Route 66Lifestyle The List
Beginning in Chicago and ending in California, Route 66 stretches 2,451 miles. It’s the ultimate American road trip and is turning 90 years old this November. To celebrate, Brian Corsetti has five stops you should make as you’re getting your kicks.
1. Henrys Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois
This place is hopping with Route 66 memorabilia including a replica vintage gas station and hundreds of bunnies being taken care of. Each has their own name and personality.
2. Meramec Caverns in Sullivan, Missouri
This 400 million year old cavern system is four and a half miles long and features a sound and light show they call the greatest show under the earth. Legend has it that outlaws Jesse James and his brother used the caves as a hide out in the 1870s, but no one knows for sure.
3. Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma
Will’s goal in life was to entertain everyone, and entertain he did. He had roles in over 70 movies, and at the time of his death he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Here you can go back in time and learn about an American icon.
4. Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas
It's a roadside spectacular sculpture made by a group called The Ant Farm. It was built in 1974 the cars are buried at the same angle as the Egyptian pyramids. Sometime in the ‘80s the graffiti started happening and it became its own culture. You're actually encouraged to bring a can of spray paint and mark your territory.
5. Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In in Seligman, Arizona
When owner Juan Delgadillo first started out, he was on an extremely limited budget so he built this drive-in from lumber he collected from the railroad tracks. His children and grandchildren are carrying his legacy, keeping the colorful drive-in true to its roots.
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