Six Unusual Attractions You Shouldn’t Miss Along Route 66

Route 66 is the most famous road in America and is full of zany, weird, fun tourist stops and attractions that make this the favorite trip for anyone who wants to hop in their car and take a road trip to remember.

Meteor Crater – A Large Natural Attraction From Space

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by Glamour Schatz

Past Winslow, Ariz., you’ll find a souvenir shop next to a large meteor crater, which was formed about 50,000 years ago and is 4,000 feet wide and 570 feet deep. This is also home to the largest map of Route 66.

Make a stop at Earnhardt Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to tune up your car before making the rest of the stops along Route 66.

Round Barn – A Round House for Animals and Fun

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Arcadia, Ok., is home to William Odor’s round barn, which he built by soaking green lumber in water and molding to fit the exact curve of the roof. While the lower part of the barn was used to house animals, the loft was a hopping place for dances and social events. Today, the barn is a visitor’s center.

Blue Whale of Catoosa – An Attraction All Its Own

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In the early 1970s Hugh Davis transformed his private pond into a water park, where he built the blue whale as a gift to his wife on their wedding anniversary. Even though the park closed in the 80s, members of the community preserved it as a hit attraction. Go visit the massively stunning blue whale and experience the same excitement that Davis’ wife felt on the day of their surprising wedding anniversary.

Cadillac Ranch – A Millionaire’s Eccentric Creation

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Texas millionaire Stanley Marsh asked the art collective from San Francisco to design a unique creation for his ranch outside Amarillo. Their creation resulted in ten Cadillacs buried in the ground. Visitors autograph the Cadillacs as part of a growing tradition. Go stamp your signature on the landmark and be a part of the culture for the rest of time.

Wigwam Village Motel – Sleep as the Native Americans Did

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People flock to these wigwam hotels in Holbrook, Ariz., to experience spending a night in one rather than a regular old hotel. The 15 concrete and steel structures are each 21 feet wide and 28 feet high. The stop is complete with a museum of Route 66 memorabilia.

Totem Pole Park – Home to Oklahoma’s Oldest Folk Art

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Ed Galloway, one of Oklahoma’s most acclaimed folk artists, designed various colorful totems, including the world’s largest concrete totem pole that rises from the back of a giant turtle as a monument to Native American culture.

Route 66 is legendary for its quirkiness and many more unusual attractions that draw tourists from all across the country to experience the joy of a road trip and the fun of seeing zany and weird stops that can’t be found anywhere
else.

  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually bought me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this issue here on your blog. Sabrina