3 Cool Attractions To Stop At On Your Route 66 Road Trip

One of the most famous road trip routes in the world is Route 66, and it’s easy to see why. Trailing from Chicago to Los Angeles, this spectacular road will take you through eight states, including Arizona, New Mexico, and Missouri. The scenery with its winding roads is a feast for your eyes, but you’re going to want a break now and then. Here are some of our favorite Route 66 attractions.

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Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri

Sure, you could just drive through Missouri, but then you'd miss all the amazing things St. Louis has to offer! The city has no shortage of cool attractions, but the Gateway Arch is undoubtedly the most famous. It already looks quite impressive from a distance, but if you take a tram ride up to the top, you will get to see some truly incredible views.

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Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Driving along Route 66, with its dusty roads, can get very hot. So it might be an idea to cool off at the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. While you can just swim in this beautiful pool, which has also become a popular dive spot over the years.

Petrified Forest National Park – Arizona

While there are numerous National Parks along and around Route 66, the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona might very well be one of the most intriguing. Home to a huge amount of petrified wood, it might be a little scary and apocalyptic, but this marvel of nature has to be seen to be believed!