"Rte 66", any parks along the route?

Wednesday, June 19, 2002 11:41 AM

Lately I have been learning the history of the famous "Mother Road" connecting Chicago to Los Angeles. So far nothing has come up about any type of park along the 2100 mile stretch.

My question is are there any parks along this road? Or have there ever been any parks that have since been torn down or possibly SBNO?

Whoever is not familiar with this legendary road should do a search on it. It is actually very fascinating.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 12:58 PM
Ever heard of Six Flags St. Louis. It's right on the mother road in Eureka, MO. Also a while back I came accross a postcard online of a defunct park on US-66 known as Chain of Rocks Amusement Park was home to a John Miller woodie. The link is http://members.aol.com/coasting2/chainofrocks.html.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 4:47 PM

Funny you mention it but there is a park that ties together Route 66. Over 3 million visitors annually come from all over the world to enjoy the ocean breezes, spectacular coastline views, attractions, restaurants, rides, games and shops at Santa Monica Pier. This 50+ year old National Historical Landmark marks the end of famed Route 66 and is a favorite location of the entertainment industry, whose crews can often be seen filming here. For family fun visit Pacific Park, a new amusement park located entirely on the Pier.

Quassy and Bell's Amusement Park are operating parks along the way as well to my knowledge.

I remember the infamous Asbury Park which was a indoor amusement park off of Route 66 in New Jersey.

You'll find the remains of Remains of the Blue Whale Amusement Park in Oklahoma off of Route 66.

Don't quote me on this last one, but isn't Knobel's Grove somewhere near Route 66.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 4:58 PM

Vertigo said:

I remember the infamous Asbury Park which was a indoor amusement park off of Route 66 in New Jersey.

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Rte 66 never ran through New Jersey. Its starts in Chicago and runs west to Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:20 PM

Chitown said:

Vertigo said:

I remember the infamous Asbury Park which was a indoor amusement park off of Route 66 in New Jersey.

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Rte 66 never ran through New Jersey. Its starts in Chicago and runs west to Los Angeles.

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Whatever, there is a 66 going through New Jersey, maybe I'm thinking interstate and local routes because I just found out that Quassy was one a inner route 66.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:30 PM
I thought it went from DC to LA?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:32 PM

PkI FaNaTiC said:
I thought it went from DC to LA?

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Same with me, I thought it went further north or was exspanded because I can read plenty about route 66 up north unless there is a whole nother one with historic background. Asbury Park was noted for being next to the Historic Route 66, now whatother historic route 66 is there?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:59 PM
Well the "MOTHER ROAD" runs from Chicago to LA. There very may be another 66 in the east, but the first road to go from the Midwest to the West coast was Rte 66 (Chi-town to LA)

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 6:07 PM

Any other "66" road that may exist had no ties to the historical "Mother road" that was continuously paved from Illinois to California.

Sorry for the confusion. I should have assumed that other roads with the numbers "66" might exist. Here is a link that will connect you to some pretty good websites about this historic and famous stretch of road.

http://www.pitzer.edu/Route_66/links.html

As SawBlade5 pointed out , Six Flags St. Louis would be considered along Rte 66(or the former if it was removed in that area).

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 8:43 PM
The Knoebels 66 is not the same. I myself am trying to get time off to drive the famous road. I have some books that are totally fascinating. What a trip it would be. It is living Americana.
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