10 Amazing Gems Along Route 66 You Will Regret Missing

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Henry’s Rabbit Ranch 

There are numerous attractions down the route that are massive and even if you do not stop by to admire them, you can definitely see them from the road. It definitely helps when the heat starts to become unbearable. However, at this stop, you will have to and will want to get out of your car, especially if you have children with you.

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch can be found in Staunton Illinois and it offers tours of their ranch where you can meet some fuzzy friends, definitely a great change of pace from the driving and an opportunity to take a break. Moreover, we doubt you can lie and say seeing some cute rabbits wouldn’t make your day better.

One thing to keep in mind is that you have to make an appointment beforehand if you want to take the tour, preferably in advance so you would not end up disappointed if you stop by spontaneously. It gets more fun as you can also see a different type of rabbit, the Volkswagen Rabbits, and you can also pick up some of their Route 66 gifts and memorabilia.

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9 thoughts on “10 Amazing Gems Along Route 66 You Will Regret Missing”

  1. Rolfe Jaremus

    Silvana has written an interesting article however the list of site ms to see is in a jumbled order. It would be more useful to a traveler to list these sites in trip order especially since you actually “start” in Grant Park. Thanks

  2. As I kept going from place on Route 66, I was certain Chloride, Arizona would surely be noted. It’s okey though because last I heard and saw, Chloride residents were perfectly satisfied with their quiet surroundings. My Grandma married William Epperson, a cowboy and well respected Deputy Sheriff in Cloride. I spent several summers there and even attended class in the school house. My Aunt served breakfast at the local bar before the work day began. Every day a donkey came through the swinging doors, up to the counter for his morning ritual, a stack of pancakes.

    So here I am, in my glory, reminiscing and thanking my wonderful Parents who wanted me to see the other side of glamour and glitz of the big cities in California where I was born 84 years ago.

    1. Hi Marilyn. Exactly my thoughts. I have been to Oatman many, many times as it is not too far from where I live, and I always find something fun, and historical about it. It’s a great place to visit, and there is quite a lot of history behind it. I still go there from time to time, and I never tire of it. It should have definitely been one of the stops on this list.

  3. If you want to live to make the rest of the trip, skip the ‘original rt 66’ sign in Chicago. Besides, it’s not an original sign anyhow, it’s a sign from AFTER 66 became ‘history’.

  4. Yes I drove that road when it was the main road. Stationed at the Marine base at Barstow Ca. Drove it every day and went to San Bernardino Ca to all the way to Texas on my way home prior to going over seas. Also drove it to get to the cut off to Big Bear in the mountains. Maybe put 2509 to 3000 miles on that road in the mid 1957 to mid 1958 .

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