Route to Route 66: Part 2

Let’s continue on with our Route to Route 66 series! Here are some more must-see sights while traveling Route 66 on a charter bus!The Gemini Giant

Back in the day, stores and communities would make large fiberglass models to draw tourists to their area. This one in Wilmington, Illinois is a unique take on advertising, as it entails a massive astronaut named after the Gemini Space Program. The goal was to entice travelers to visit the Launchpad Diner, and people are still coming to visit some 50 years later.

This is just one example of a “Muffler-Man,” the large fiberglass advertisements all over Route 66. See how many you can find!

The World’s Largest Rocking Chair

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, there is a 13-meter-tall rocking chair waiting for you in Fanning, Missouri. Even though it does not rock anymore and people are not allowed to climb on it, it still is a great place to take a selfie.

Winslow, Arizona

If you are a fan of The Eagles, no trip on Route 66 is complete without a stop to Winslow, Arizona. You’ll finally be able to learn what it means to sit on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, and how much of a fine sight it is to see. Be sure to take it easy, okay?

El Trovatore Motel

This motel in Kingman, Arizona is situated right in the middle of the dessert and was a popular place to film many old Western movies. Because of the location, this motel was also a gathering place for many a celebrity. Some past guests include Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and James Dean. Each room in the motel is Hollywood themed, and is named after a different celebrity of the time. Call ahead and see if the Elvis Room or John Wayne Room is available.

Santa Monica Pier

It is only appropriate to end your road trip on the coast of California at this classic American boardwalk. You’ll be able to find all types of stores, foodstuffs, and eclectic people here, a perfect way to end your vacation.

Another perk to taking a coach bus around the country? They are able to help the economy, as they can generate over $55 billion in economic transactions annually. This demand for good and services created by bus charters, combined with new motorcoach sales and industry equipment purchases, generates employment for 792,700 people.

So go ahead, be one of the 751,000,000 passengers who choose to take a bus trip today! Contact Cardinal Buses to start planning your next vacation!