After our day at the Grand Canyon, we slept in Williams. This town in on Historic Route 66. Williams was the last town to have its section of Route 66 bypassed, due to lawsuits that kept the last section of Interstate 40 in Arizona from being built around the town (October 13, 1984) . U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and also known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California , covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km).
So we took some time in the morning to walk in the town. And of course, to take a few pics. There was plenty of signs to remind us that the famous Route 66 was once going through the town.
Plenty of souvenirs to buy but I think we were in the wrong season as most of the shops were closed. During the warmer months , the community continues to thrive on tourism. Especially that the Grand Canyon is only one hour driving from there and the coast of accommodations are probably cheaper.
Murals and old cars make it a fun to look around. I read on the net that it is the best-preserved stretch of Route 66…
We didn’t see any cow-boys but there were some wood sculptures .
So, we saw the historic Williams. We would have enough time to stop in Sedona and take more photography.
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