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Flagstaff, AZ


Flagstaff, Arizona, has a compelling history closely linked to Route 66, the iconic highway connecting Chicago to Santa Monica. Established in 1926, Route 66 made Flagstaff a popular stop for travelers, fostering economic growth and turning it into a bustling hub along the route. The city preserves this heritage through various landmarks, such as the Museum Club, originally a taxidermy shop turned bar and dance hall, and the Galaxy Diner, a classic 1950s-style diner that pays homage to the era when Route 66 thrived. While Miz Zips, a beloved diner, has been serving Flagstaff’s favorite Route 66 food since 1952, the Lowell Observatory and the Museum of Northern Arizona provide insights into the region’s scientific and cultural history. Additionally, the Pioneer Museum delves into Flagstaff’s broader past. All of these establishments contribute to the city’s historical charm and its enduring connection to the legendary Route 66. the Route 66 Dog Haus, inspired by the roadside hot dog stands of the highway, holds special significance as the Eagles’ hit song “Take It Easy” references standing on a corner was originally inspired in Flagstaff Arizona.

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