Leaving Kingman we stopped at the Route 66 historical museum. This museum is part of the visitor’s center. There is a small fee to enter but it is well worth it. As we pulled into the parking lot there was a route 66 arche way you can drive under to get a picture of your car. I however decided to to just have the kids stand in front of it.
We had a fun time reading the plaques next to each display. As we progressed through the museum the kids noticed that they would have families set up in each display and had fun giving them names.
Toward the end of our self-tour, we discovered a documentary playing about the people living on or traveling through route 66. We learned that the towns along this route were booming until new highways were put in.
In the car portion of the museum, there was this long jet-looking type of car that just about took up the length of the garage. We also noticed that a lot of these cars were electric. My son and daughters were particularly excited about the Tesla they spotted over all the other vehicles that were there.
When our self-tour was completed we exited through to the visitor’s center. Walking through we had to browse through all the paraphernalia they were selling to see if we needed any reminders of our visitors. We found a route 66 sticker and a book. After paying for our loot we headed on our long journey to Yuma, Arizona.
Usually, I stay behind the camper and follow this time however I felt comfortable enough to drive ahead. With the kids being older they have a better grasp as to why they should not run ahead and out of sight. Being only a four-hour drive made for fewer stops at rest areas which in turn made me more comfortable with driving ahead.
This concludes our travels from Montana to Yuma. I hope you all have had a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping by.