Highlights of Route 66 with International Mother Road Festival
Follow legendary Route 66 and see how Americans traveled from the 1920s through the 1960s. This historic route begins in Chicago, travels through eight states, and ends in Los Angeles. On this Route 66 tour, you’ll get the opportunity to travel to some of the cities along Route 66, visit many of the Route 66 museums, and step back in time to when the journey was part of the fun.Visit Pontiac’s Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum, featuring memorabilia from Route 66’s heyday. In Oklahoma, visit Pops, a landmark building selling gas, sodas, shakes, and diner food. At the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, antique cars and historic documents help you feel what it was like to travel Route 66. In New Mexico, visit Russell’s Car Museum, featuring classic cars and memorabilia. Travel though Williams—in Arizona—listed in the National Register for Historic Places and where you’ll see neon signs of the intact circa 1940s “Motel Row.” Before arriving at the end of Route 66 in Santa Monica, California, visit the Barstow Route 66 Museum, which houses a collection of historic Route 66 artifacts and photographs. On this special departure, be a part of the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Illinois, where the streets come alive with the rumble of engines from hot cars, cool trucks, and vintage motorcycles. This tour also deviates from Route 66, so you can see breathtaking scenery at the Grand Canyon and experience the excitement of Las Vegas. In St. Louis, witness amazing views from the top of the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch.These are just some of the many highlights of this Route 66 tour designed for value-minded travelers. Sit back, relax, and let Cosmos handle the driving and details while you enjoy!
Sightseeing:In Chicago, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles; orientation in St. Louis, Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, International Route 66 Mother Road Festival, Gateway Arch, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Elk CIty National Route 66 Museum, Pops Landmark Diner & Gas Station, Russell’s Car Museum, and Barstow Route 66 Museum. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
CHICAGO Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (F)SPRINGFIELD State House Inn (MF)ST. LOUIS Pear Tree Inn Union Station (ST)BRANSON Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills (ST)OKLAHOMA CITY Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel (SF)AMARILLO Drury Inn & Suites Amarillo (ST)ALBUQUERQUE Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn (MF)FLAGSTAFF Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff (ST)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (NP)LAS VEGAS Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel (F)LOS ANGELES L.A. Hotel Downtown (SF)
1 breakfast, 5 continental breakfasts
NOTE:On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.
Transportation:Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.