I just took my wife on a road trip up to northern Arizona on part of route 66, along with some other friends in our old car club. We had a blast! There's nothing like driving a classic car down an old road, and wondering if the former owners of that car had ever gone that way before.
We took 4 1/2 days total, and stayed in Wickenburg, Kingman, Williams, and Showlow, and went through Flagstaff, Winslow, (and yes, we stood on the corner, LOL!!! ), a little place called Jackrabbit, and a bunch of other neat places. Hackberry was one, and it was basically just a few buildings along side the road that caters to tourists, and they've got a '57 Vette out front that is probably the most photographed Vette in the world. Seligman was another small town that's along the way with a history behind it.
It's kind of neat to see how people used to travel, not like today, jump on an interstate and drive right past everything at supersonic speeds, but to just cruise down a two lane road and take in the sights, and go through each town along the way. It's too bad that there aren't more sections of the old road still in use, but a lot of it was incorporated into the interstate system, and rerouted around most of the towns the original road went through. So unless there was an industry in that town, it basically just died from lack of interest. Most of what's left, if anything, are a few gas stations, a restaurant or two, and the usual tourist traps, and a motel or two.
If you ever get the chance to travel and you're not in a hurry, take a look at a road map and see if there isn't another route you can take other than the main road, the interstate. The back roads have such beautiful sights that nobody ever sees anymore unless they happen to live near there. I'm sure that there's a road near where you are that you've wanted to go down but never took the opportunity. Take it now. Enjoy our heritage, before it's gone.