Drive the iconic stretch of the Mother Road from New Mexico to western Arizona with a stop at Grand Canyon National Park.
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Day 1, Grants, N.M.
Visit the New Mexico Mining Museum. See the underground environment that the miners worked in everyday by exploring a simulated uranium mine. www.grants.org/museums-galleries.aspx
Play a round of Golf at Coyote Del Malpais Golf Course. New Mexico boasts many notable public courses, but none match this course's unique character with a backdrop of Mount Taylor to the north and the hills of El Malpais National Monument to the south. Sixteen lakes add cool elegance to this championship course. golfnewmexico.com/pages/courses/coyote.html
Stay at a Grants-Milan area hotel. 1-night, 1 room stay for a family of four.
More things to do: www.Grants.org
Day 2 & 3, Meteor Crater, Williams, and the Grand Canyon
See a Meteor Crater. The Barringer Meteor Crater, nearly 1 mile across, is the breath-taking result of a collision between an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago. Explore the Interactive Discovery Center, view the crater from viewing platforms, or take a guided tour along the rim. meteorcrater.com
Drive through a Wildlife Park in Williams, Ariz. See bears, bison, hawks and bobcats up close at Bearizona, which received a Readers’ Choice award for USA Today’s 10 Best Drive-Through Wildlife Parks. You can drive by animals in their natural habitat, stroll a separate zoo-type setting and watch a raptor program. bearizona.com
Eat breakfast or lunch for two at Old Smokey’s Restaurant in Williams, Ariz.
Watch an IMAX Movie about the Grand Canyon in Tusayan, Ariz. Grand Canyon National Park is just an hour from Williams and an easy side trip from Route 66. Before you head into the park, stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center and IMAX theater in Tusayan to watch "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets." It will give you a "deeper" understanding of the Canyon before you see it with your own eyes. ExploreTheCanyon.com
Stay at a B&B in Williams, Ariz. 2-night, 1 room stay for a family of four at Trapper's Rendezvous Bed & Breakfast.
More things to do: ExperienceWilliams.com
Day 4, Peach Springs and Kingman, Ariz.
Tour a Cave at the Grand Canyon Caverns. They are the largest dry caverns in the United States, located 200 to 300 feet below the surface, and accessible via an elevator. Back in the early days of the Mother Road, Route 66 ran near the natural entrance to the caves and travelers were enticed to try the ‘dope on a rope’ special tour. Today, new caves have been opened for you to explore. gccaverns.com
Learn about the History of Route 66 in Kingman, Ariz.. Visit the Arizona Route 66 Museum in Kingman’s Historic Powerhouse. Brilliant murals, photos and life-size dioramas capture what it was like to travel on the Mother Road throughout different time periods. Travelers included Native Americans, the U.S. Army, migrant workers during the dust bowl, and even camel caravans. www.gokingman.com/attraction-Powerhouse-Route-66-Museum
Stay at the Caverns Inn Motel in Peach Springs, Ariz. 1-night, 1 room stay for a family of four. Located conveniently at the entrance of the Grand Canyon Caverns and set back from Route 66, the rooms include free breakfast in the Betty Boop Room. gccaverns.com/rooms-packages/
More things to do: www.GoKingman.com