About Route 66 Road Map

As the famous song declares, it is “more than two thousand miles all the way” to travel Route 66 from Chicago to California. Exactly 2,278 miles if you believe the number scrawled across the Midpoint sign in Texas. And at every winding turn of those more than 2,000 miles of road is another site worthy of your travel bucket list.

Route 66, AKA The Mother Road AKA The Main Street of America, is a historic highway that opened in 1926, bringing hopeful Americans west from Chicago and crossing eight states (Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) on the way to Los Angeles. Though the road had been realigned a time or two over the years and, eventually, was decommissioned in 1985, the thrill of traveling the historic route still beckons road trip travelers to traverse it today.

Each year thousands of wide-eyed explorers hop in their car, motorcycle, or tour bus to “get their kicks” on the celebrated Mother Road.

Are you planning on taking a once-in-a-lifetime Route 66 road trip? Want to get the most out of your travels and find the best things to see, restaurants to eat at, motels to sleep in, parks to explore, and experiences to experience? Route 66 Road Map is here to help you plan an epic adventure that you will never forget!

About Route 66 Road Map - A Route 66 Road Trip Planning Website

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Whether you plan to travel Route 66 for two weeks, two months, or two years there is no shortage of places to add to your trip schedule and we’re here to help you plan your ultimate road trip. Ready to hit the road?

Tucumcari Route 66 Mural with shield and Get Your Kicks Sign - About Valerie Bromann - Founder of Route 66 Road Map - A Route 66 Road Trip Planning Website

About Valerie Bromann

Greetings from Route 66! I’m Valerie Bromann, the founder and head road tripper here at Route 66 Road Map and the entire network of Road Trip Road Map sites. But you can call me Val.

I am a website content manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (who is currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, I always pull over for a world’s largest thing, national park, or double cheeseburger with fries. Founder of the roadside attractions blog Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, I photograph and write about fun tourist destinations and offer road trip planning advice and inspiration so you can hit the road for yourself.

Over the last few years I’ve spent a lot of time traveling across Route 66 and extensively planning Route 66 road trips. I wanted to create a resource that organized all of the photos of and information about all the amazing places I’ve visited, all of the knowledge I’ve gained about this famous route, all of the tips and tricks I learned to make the most of my journeys, and all of the extensive hours of planning, researching, mapping, and spreadsheeting I worked through along the way.

Route 66 Road Map is the culmination of all of my experience in traveling The Mother Road so you can experience it too!

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