WASHINGTON — Get Your Kicks on Route 66: See America’s Most Scenic Byway in Two Weeks
Route 66 is the ultimate American road trip. Ofﬁcially opened in 1926, Route 66 is 2448 miles long running from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA. Considered The Mother Road of America, it served as the primary route for people migrating west from the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. The highway helped small towns and businesses ﬂourish. Likewise, these same towns and businesses fought to keep their economies alive when the new Interstate Highway system threatened to bypass their towns. Remember the movie Cars?
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