Is Your DMO on Route 66?
Classic American Road Trips
In the lead up to National Travel & Tourism Week, on Saturday, April 30, Google treated millions of us to “…the ultimate American road trip, a journey along the historic Route 66. The iconic highway—known for its retro diners, quirky motels, eclectic art installations and extraordinary landscapes—connects Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California.
Happy 96th Birthday, Route 66
On this day in 1926, the name ‘U.S. 66’ was first proposed for the cross-country route. The video—set to the classic music track Route 66 by Bobby Troup—celebrates the cultural significance of one of America’s first national highways, and how it became a symbol of a changing nation.”
Did You Know?
In a Q&A with the artist, read about the artistic inspiration behind the 100+ illustrations that went into creating the animation by artist, Doodler Matthew Cruiskshank.
Question: How many DMOs touch Route 66?
Answer: We don’t know, but let’s see if we can find out.
Question: How much was a gallon of gas when Route 66 was commissioned in 1926?