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A stop along Route 66

The legendary road is famous for its motels,
where even now tourists stop off to experience charm and history

by Marco Infelise
July 5th, 2015
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For those of us who love the “On The Road” freedom narrated in Jack Kerouac’s book, the legendary Route 66, the US highway linking Chicago to Santa Monica through 8 states (from Illinois to California) represents something truly unique. Especially as regards its landscapes – 3755 kilometres of pure America, well worth enjoying calmly, stopping off in one motel and then another. One legendary characteristic of Route 66 is in fact the availability of so many motels.

These go from the Wigwam Motel, which offers accommodation in native wigwams, made of hides and birch bark, to Roy’s Motel and Café, in the middle of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California, abandoned for years and now restored to its original splendour. Then there is the Wagon Wheel Motel, located, would you believe it, in Cuba, but Cuba, Missouri, full of charm and a history dating back to 1936.

www.wigwammotel.com
www.rt66roys.com
www.wagonwheel66cuba.com

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