A growing number of foreign travelers are getting their kicks on Route 66. The British, in particular, have become a force in the local travel industry, with a lot of attention being paid to our section of the Mother Road.

Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau President Brett Stawar tells The Big Z many Europeans are craving the authentic American experience.

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Stawar says his office recently hosted nine travel agents from England, showing them some of the local attractions along Route 66.

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