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U.S. Route 66

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Address: Albuquerque, NM 87121
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Embrace the ride

The signs really take you there. Many places don't look like it has changed in 50 years. I plan to go back on my Indian motorcycle and ride 66 & 14

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Placitas, New Mexico
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Placitas, New Mexico
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

The signs really take you there. Many places don't look like it has changed in 50 years. I plan to go back on my Indian motorcycle and ride 66 & 14

Thank CavemanHHH
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were able to drive some of the old Route 66 when we were visiting the southwest last summer. There are some fun shops and diners still on Route 66. We enjoyed educating our children on why Route 66 was so important and how it changed America. They were amazed that a road could have so much impact. Much of... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I've section traveled a lot of 66 and this area has some great sites. Lots of neon signs, the music road, and plenty of good food.

1 Thank indyemmett
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It isn't a very time-consuming attraction but it's certainly worth checking out. If you drive at the speed limit on a designated section you'll hear your wheels hum the tune of America the Beautiful. Pretty cool if you ask me.

3 Thank AngieNannetteT
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We drove Historic Route 66. There are a variety of attractions to see along the way. We also liked finding unique diners. Its a fun road to drive.

Thank mini
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife, son and I planned a road trip from WV to U.S. Route 66, west to the Grand Canyon, north to Utah and back to WV on I-70. We had planned some stops along the way: paddleboat on the Cumberland River, hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque. But the ride on Highway 66 was itself phenomenal! To realize the... More 

6 Thank Gary B
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Pretty cool driving down the famous Rte. 66 coming into Albuquerque. A lot of the old style motels still remain or have been converted to other uses. Can easily imagine what this area was like in the mid-20th century during a less hectic period of travel.

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Have done parts of Rt.66 on two separate road trips to NM and Arizona. Although some of the glitz and glory of bygone days are left to the imagination in spots, Rt. 66 still holds an allure to the romantic and inquisitive. Traveling Rt. 66, you take the good with the bad. It may make sense to do as we... More 

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United States
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Unfortunately this part of RT. 66 is very poor and run down...to the point of being depressing. Abandoned single wide trailers abound, very little culture left to see. And the "Historic US Hwy 66" signs are sad...as they have nothing to show in most places other than pothole patched, or not, road.

Thank Sandra C
Ankeny, Iowa
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

LOTS of construction ... ALL the way through Albuquerque. We kind of thought Route 66 had lost a little of it's luster.

Thank Tom G

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