Route 66 Backroads
Your Guide to Scenic Side Trips & Adventures From the Mother RoadBook - 2008
Known as the Main Street of America and the Mother Road , U.S. Route 66 is the nation's best known highway. Once the microcosm of a culture increasingly connected by automobiles, its sights and attractions are now a fascinating reflection of a nation on the move. Travel this iconic highway through the heart of America withRoute 66 Backroads as your guide. This lavishly illustrated book steers you from Chicago to Los Angeles , traveling through the lowlands of the American Plains and the high plateaus of New Mexico and Arizona , from the Great Lakes to the mighty Pacific Ocean , and through major metropolises and remote country towns. Branch away from the Mother Road, and you encounter gems hidden beyond today's standard motels and tourist traps---the quaint frontier communities that date back to the nation's westward expansion; the legacy of ancient native cultures; and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that have graced these lands since time immemorial. State parks, wildlife refuges, museums, historic sites, literary landmarks, and much more are there to be explored within a few hours' drive from the path of Route 66. The fifty trips included here offer new travel opportunities for the thousands of road-trippers who follow this legendary route, looking for something more.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2008
Branch Call Number: 917.8 Hi
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm