The historic Route 66 and it's tourist spots could be in jeopardy. Is it the end of the road for the funds that keep it alive?

"American's Most Famous road" is just over 2,400 miles long and connects Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Many people add traveling the entire length of Route 66 on their bucket list. If you're one of those people you might want to plan that trip sooner than later.

Historical Route 66
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Budget cutting is back in the news and Route 66 could be effected. Millions of dollars worth in grants used to revive and keep small towns along the highway could cease leaving the tourist destinations in question, according to WREX.

These grants help revive old tourist spots in struggling towns. America's most famous roadway, that links Chicago to the west coast could be dropped from a national park service preservation program.

"Small towns could miss out on economic development funding because of this," says Landmarks Illinois Director.

A time frame for when these funds could cease hasn't been given, but maybe Route 66 enthusiasts could collaborate on raising money to help the cause. Who will be the first to start a Go Fund Me campaign for the historical highway?



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