Across Arizona, Interstate 40, which runs from Barstow, California, all the way to Wilmington, North Carolina, runs parallel to or overlays that famed Mother Road — Route 66. And while the high-speed highway makes travel a bit easier, it retains much of its historic charm. Take, for example, this handful of attractions. You’ll find them along the main drag, as well as just a bit off the beaten path.
Although Burma-Shave’s original ads along Route 66 didn’t withstand the test of time, heat or history, replicas dot the highway between Kingman and Ash Fork. Among the clever rhymes? “You can drive a mile a minute, but there is no future in it.” Catch them running both east and westbound, but remember: “Thirty days hath September, April, June … and the speed offender.”