For readers of the EZ 66 Guide for Travelers, I have provided free online updates to help keep your Route 66 experience as current as possible. As you might imagine, Route 66 is constantly undergoing changes, some good, others not so. Businesses open and close, roads are re-routed and street names change.
Please check back here just before your trip for the latest info. Entries are dated as to when they were added.
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EZ 66 readers have been helpful in keeping me keep the guidebook updated in between my own road trips, so if you discover something that needs to be addressed while on your journey, please let me know!
Ongoing California detour
Apr 06, 2018 at 2:02:25 pm [Print]
Due to washouts from heavy storms last year, the route between Essex CA and Chambless (Cadiz Jct) CA is currently CLOSED.
See the maps on CA page 2 and 6. This detour route below is indicated.
Westbound, JOIN I-40 west from Goffs Rd/Fenner at Exit 107. Take EXIT 78 Kelbaker Rd SOUTH (across I-40) for 11.5 miles back down to 66 / National Trails Hwy, then turn RIGHT to Amboy.
Eastbound, go thru Amboy, then LEFT on Kelbaker Road for 11.5 miles to I-40. Join I-40 EAST to EXIT 107 Goffs Rd/Fenner and rejoin the tour route.
Mar 22, 2018 at 9:21:55 pm [Print]
GIANT ALERT! The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum is now open on the west side of Sapulpa. You can't miss the GIANT GAS PUMP!
TUESDAY – SATURDAY
10 AM TILL 4 PM
NOON TO 4 PM
$5.50 per person
Mar 21, 2018 at 12:10:58 pm [Print]
The Hilltop Motel is now closed. but a reopening is planned after remodeling.
EZ 66 Guide on facebook
Mar 15, 2018 at 5:47:45 pm [Print]
Just a reminder to check my facebook EZ 66 page. I often share notices from businesses on 66 about openings and hours (like the Midpoint Cafe, which reopens on March 28). I'll also post weather notices there too.
Mar 04, 2018 at 7:37:29 pm [Print]
The Hungry Horny Toad Restaurant in Chandler is now closed.
Feb 20, 2018 at 9:37:26 pm [Print]
The Roger Miller Museum is closed down.
EZ 66 Guide on facebook
Dec 22, 2017 at 8:11:22 pm [Print]
Just a reminder to check the EZ 66 Guide facebook page for updates as well. it is easier for me to quickly share advisories and notices from other facebook pages there.
Williamsville IL page 17
Oct 08, 2017 at 12:30:56 am [Print]
Instead of WEST I-55 it should say SOUTH in the WB directions.
Oct 01, 2017 at 2:48:36 pm [Print]
People keep having trouble seeing the Blue Whale! Its sitting off to the right(Westbound)in a pond, down lower than the road.
Please look at the detailed directions as to the Whale's location, both in the driving directions and in the text and detail map.
If you can see the old Arrowood Trading Post, the Blue Whale entrance is on the other side of Oklahoma State Highway 66!
Westbound, if you come to the Rice Street stoplight, you've missed it. Turn around and go back.
The Blue Whale is NOT on the OPTION.
IL PAGE 3 TYPO
Oct 01, 2017 at 2:41:16 pm [Print]
Yikes. I must have had my head on backwards the day I revised Illinois page-3!
The first paragraph of the text should begin with "WB: To reach the EASTERN terminus..."!!!!!
I also got my left and tight mixed up in the OPTION (paragraph 3). You turn LEFT on Adams Street! But I already confessed that long ago.
I just can't believe no one else corrected me on these two blunders.