Find Your Park on Route 66

A tan sign reads "Petrified Forest National Park" with an arrowhead symbol to the left. In the background is a green tree lit up at night against a black night sky. Stars swirl in a circle from a long exposure around the north star.
Sign at Petrified Forest National Park

NPS/Jacob Holgerson

Route 66 and the National Park Service have always had an important historical connection. Route 66 was known as the great road west and after World War II families on vacation took to the road in great numbers to visit the many National Park Service sites in the Southwest and beyond. That connection remains very alive and present today. Take a trip down Route 66 and Find Your Park today!

Route 66 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

National Park Service sites within a 30-mile radius of Route 66

(* denotes sites directly on, or within view of Route 66)

Pullman National Monument - Chicago, IL

*Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Springfield, IL

Indiana Dunes National Park - Porter, IN

*Gateway Arch National Park - St. Louis, MO

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site - St. Louis, MO

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield - Republic, MO

George Washington Carver National Monument - Diamond, MO

Oklahoma City National Memorial - Oklahoma City, OK

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site - Cheyanne, OK

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument - Fritch, TX

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area - Fritch, TX

*Pecos National Historical Park - Pecos, NM

Bandlier National Monument - Los Alamos, NM

Valles Caldera National Preserve - Jemez Springs, NM

*Petroglyph National Monument - Albuquerque, NM

*El Malpais National Monument - Grants, NM

*Petrified Forest National Park - Holbrook, AZ

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument - Flagstaff, AZ

Walnut Canyon National Monument - Flagstaff, AZ

Wupatki National Monument - Flagstaff, AZ

Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Boulder City, NV

Castle Mountains National Monument - Barstow, CA

*Mojave National Preserve - Barstow, CA

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area - Calabasas, CA

National Park Service Sites within a 100-mile radius of Route 66

Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park - Ste. Genevieve, MO

Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Van Buren, MO

Buffalo National River - Harrison, AR

Pea Ridge National Military Park - Garfield, AR

Fort Scott National Historic Site - Fort Scott, KS

Fort Smith National Historic Site - Fort Smith, AR

Chickasaw National Recreation Area - Sulfur, OK

Fort Union National Monument - Fort Union, NM

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument - Mountainair, NM

El Morro National Monument - Ramah, NM

Chaco Culture National Historical Park - Chaco, NM

Canyon de Chelly National Monument - Chinle, AZ

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site - Ganado, AZ

Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon, AZ

Montezuma Castle National Monument - Camp Verde, AZ

Tuzigoot National Monument - Camp Verde, AZ

Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Boulder City, NV

Dealth Valley National Park - Dealth Valley, CA

Joshua Tree National Park - Twentynine Palms, CA


Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Buffalo National River, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Castle Mountains National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park, El Malpais National Monument, El Morro National Monument, Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Union National Monument, Gateway Arch National Park, George Washington Carver National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Indiana Dunes National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Mojave National Preserve, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Oklahoma City National Memorial, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Pecos National Historical Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Petroglyph National Monument, Pullman National Historical Park, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Tuzigoot National Monument, Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Wupatki National Monument more »

Last updated: December 3, 2021