Ah, Route 66 – the fabled route of many a song and movie…unfortunately, the completion of it here in Kentucky is far from complete, however, we encourage you to take a road trip through Illinois and Oklahoma at the very least, just to see these fantastic sights! Do you have a Juke? You’re ready! How about a Rogue You’re in, Flynn? A Versa? Not a care in the land? An Altima? You know you’re ready! Buckle that seat belt and head on down 66 to:
The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum
See some of the memorabilia from the beginning of what they call the “Mother Road” through Illinois. Admission is free, and the owners are always ready to sit down and talk for a bit.
Original Brick Road
“This beautiful 1.4 mile long piece of restored hand-laid brick road is a segment of 66 done in 1931 and placed over a concrete roadbed. Route 66 at its best.” The fact that this road is still in excellent condition is enough of a draw for us to go see this historical masterpiece!
Del Rhea’s Chicken Basket
When you get a bit hungry during your drive, this is the place to stop for some of the best fried chicken you’ll ever eat. This diner was also featured on the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” with Guy Fieri. We don’t know about you, but…could you pass the biscuits, please?!
Lucille’s Service Station & Roadhouse – Hydro & Weatherford
On the Oklahoma side of Route 66, you’ll find this gem. Built in 1929 and still in business, this piece of history is well worth the drive just to be able to say you were there!
There’s plenty more legendary sites that pay tribute to Route 66’s historical status in Oklahoma. Less of a tourist destination at these areas, and more points of interest that represent the past that those who truly appreciate this ‘Mother Road’ will understand.
Here at Glenn Nissan, we know that you do a lot of driving as it is during your daily commute, but your Nissan is such a joy to drive that we don’t think you’ll mind taking the time to jaunt over a couple of states in order to enjoy this truly famous stretch of road. Happy driving!