Articles tagged “route 66”

Backers Hope Route 66 Historic Designation Can Drive Tourism

Backers Hope Route 66 Historic Designation Can Drive Tourism

Isaac Windes, Associated Press

Some attractions along Route 66 may feel old and dusty, but domestic and international tourists still love this road trip and combine it with visits to the Grand Canyon and other top national parks. This project seems like a natural fit for the National Park Service, and it might help those attractions shake off that dust.

2 years ago

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Between this, Brand USA's possible demise, and national monuments possibly losing their status, U.S. tourism may be in trouble with little chance of help from the Trump administration.

2 years ago

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

Associated Press

We hope this effort to preserve a part of American history cruises along on all-cylinders.

2 years ago

Route 66 is Counting on More Eco-Friendly Tourists With its Push to Go Green

Route 66 is Counting on More Eco-Friendly Tourists With its Push to Go Green

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Many iconic destinations are reconsidering what kind of environmental footprint they want visitors to leave behind, though it will probably be several years before most travelers make the switch from gas to electric cars.

3 years ago

How U.S. Route 66 Was Different for Black Travelers

How U.S. Route 66 Was Different for Black Travelers

Russell Contreras , Associated Press

Those who fail to learn from the history of Jim Crow are destined to drive down that road, whether it is for a Route 66 vacation or on Main Street, yet again.

3 years ago