The Pryor Creek Bridge in Chelsea, OK.

Route 66 Sights Through Chelsea, Oklahoma

You wouldn’t know it by the looks of it, but Chelsea used to be one of the largest towns in Oklahoma. Here’s where to go for the sights, plus where to eat and stay in town on your Route 66 road trip.

The William H. Murray Bridge in OK. Photo © Miroslav Liska, 123rf.

Birthplace of Route 66: Oklahoma

Candacy Taylor offers a brief history of Route 66’s conception in Oklahoma, along with highlights and tips on navigating the Mother Road’s original alignment.

A storm gathers over the desert in New Mexico. Photo © Paul Moore/123rf.

Route 66 Through New Mexico

New Mexico’s culture, food, and landscape set it apart from any other place on Route 66. Learn about the route’s history and where to eat the best chiles, plus get tips on driving across the state and advice on planning your time.

Seligman AZ, photo © Sam Topping

Southwest Road Trip: Route 66 Fun in Seligman

Any great American road trip worth its salt needs a dash or two of roadside kitsch. On a southwest road trip, Seligman is a prime opportunity to indulge in the motherlode of roadside attractions: Route 66.

bonnie and clyde

Route 66: Bonnie & Clyde in Joplin, Missouri

At the turn of the 20th century, Joplin was a boomtown filled with saloons, brothels, and gambling halls. Notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde hit Joplin in 1933, adding a string of robberies and a shootout to an already lawless town.