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Discovering America’s Great Lost Highway — Route 66

The Active Times Logo By Kaitlin Miller of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 35: Despite being officially decommissioned in 1985, Route 66 has continued to captivate Americans as well as people from around the world. Thanks to the work of business owners and historians who have preserved America’s Highway, new generations can discover what lies along the ultimate road trip route.Spanning more than 2,000 miles from Chicago to LA, there are hundreds of towns and stops throughout the eight states along the former route. While these places have their own charms, there are certain stops that you can’t miss when exploring the highway for the first time.Here are 34 attractions, stores and restaurants that you should plan to visit on your Route 66 road trip.

Discovering America’s great lost highway

Despite being officially decommissioned in 1985, Route 66 has continued to captivate Americans as well as people from around the world. Thanks to the work of business owners and historians who have preserved America’s Highway, new generations can discover what lies along the ultimate road trip route.

Spanning more than 2,000 miles from Chicago to LA, there are hundreds of towns and stops throughout the eight states along the former route. While these places have their own charms, there are certain stops that you can’t miss when exploring the highway for the first time.

Here are 34 attractions, stores and restaurants that you should plan to visit on your Route 66 road trip.

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