Study: Flagstaff is the most dog-friendly city in the U.S.

If you're traveling Route 66 and need a pet-friendly destination, you won't do better than Flagstaff, Arizona. The venerable Route 66 town not only is the best on the Mother Road, but in the entire country, according to a Blueprint study with USA Today. The study reviewed the per capita number of dog-friendly lodging establishments, … Continue reading Study: Flagstaff is the most dog-friendly city in the U.S.

1,000 wild burros in Oatman area will be relocated due to overpopulation

About 1,000 wild burros in Arizona's Black Mountain Herd Management Area will be relocated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management -- about half of the herd -- because of overpopulation concerns. The Route 66 village of Oatman is right in the middle of the management area. The wild burros -- for many years a … Continue reading 1,000 wild burros in Oatman area will be relocated due to overpopulation

Grand Canyon officials: Knock it off with the love locks

A recent social media post by Grand Canyon National Park about so-called "love locks" got a lot of attention in recent days. Love locks are padlocks often hung from a metal fence, usually bearing a couple’s name or initials, with the key then thrown into a nearby lake or river -- symbolizing unbroken love. The … Continue reading Grand Canyon officials: Knock it off with the love locks

Actress-stuntwoman and her dog will ride Route 66 to raise money for a shelter

Cody Renee Cameron, an actress, stuntwoman and model, soon will take her dog Chopper and motorcycle down Route 66 to raise money for a California dog shelter. Starting Saturday, Cameron will ride from Santa Monica to Chicago and make several stops at iconic Route 66 spots, reported Broadway World. "My goal is to bring the … Continue reading Actress-stuntwoman and her dog will ride Route 66 to raise money for a shelter

Skyview Drive-In theater in Litchfield breaks world record for most dogs at a drive-in

The Skyview Drive-In theatre in Litchfield, Illinois, shattered the record for most dogs at a drive-in theater with 199 during the screening Saturday of "A Dog's Way Home." The previous Guinness world record was 120 dogs. The event at the Route 66 landmark over the weekend was part of Mobil 1's "Keep Route 66 Kickin'" … Continue reading Skyview Drive-In theater in Litchfield breaks world record for most dogs at a drive-in

Skyview Drive-In in Litchfield will host another Mobil 1 Guinness record attempt on Oct. 15

The Skyview Drive-In theater in Litchfield, Illinois, will host another Guinness World Record attempt on Oct. 15 as part of Mobil 1's "Keep Route 66 Kickin'" tour. According to the Edwardsville Intelligencer, the Route 66 theater co-owned by Mindy Patrovich will see whether it can host the most dogs ever at a drive-in. She said … Continue reading Skyview Drive-In in Litchfield will host another Mobil 1 Guinness record attempt on Oct. 15

Federal legislation would designate Chisholm Trail a national historic trail

The 19th-century Chisholm Trail, which crosses Route 66 in western Oklahoma, is being considered by Congress for national historic trail designation, according to the state's lieutenant governor. Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, who leads the state's tourism department, stated in a Facebook post a few days ago: No state can match Oklahoma’s heritage and history, … Continue reading Federal legislation would designate Chisholm Trail a national historic trail

Rainbow trout fishing offered at Route 66 Park pond in west Oklahoma City

Opportunities for fishing for rainbow trout are plentiful in the Mountain states, including several areas of New Mexico. However, for those who live in the Midwest, you now have the chance to fish for rainbow trout right off Route 66 in western Oklahoma City. Trout fishing opens today in the city in two areas, including … Continue reading Rainbow trout fishing offered at Route 66 Park pond in west Oklahoma City

Route 66 Monarch Flyway in Illinois aims to help butterflies

The Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and Illinois Department of Transportation have partnered to create a 66-mile-wide Route 66 Monarch Flyway to help monarch butterflies. WTTW, a PBS affiliate detailed the program: What the roadway can do for the butterfly is simple: Route 66 in Illinois happens to follow the natural migratory path of the … Continue reading Route 66 Monarch Flyway in Illinois aims to help butterflies

Decades of Wheels in Baxter Springs is for sale for $5 million

The Decades of Wheels complex in downtown Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been placed on the market with a Wichita real-estate firm for $5 million, barely two years after it opened. A local media outlet, the Spring River Current, helped break the story last month. "The hotel will remain open until sold but the rest of … Continue reading Decades of Wheels in Baxter Springs is for sale for $5 million