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Take the backroad to Vegas

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There are two types of people in this world, those who try to get to their final destination as soon as possible, and those who take the backroads, enjoying what these tiny detours have to offer such as unusual tours, quick snacks, or even maybe a visit to an alpaca farm. The six-hour long road trip from Tucson to Las Vegas can be boring and uneventful, so, take the backroads and discover some authentic Arizona. Take U.S. 93. You pick it up after some meandering outside of Phoenix by following U.S. 60. Continue that trek about 65 miles until you come across a tiny little roundabout in the middle of this small, 6,000-person cowboy town, Wickenburg. Rancho Rio is the perfect place to stretch your legs and explore. The ranch hosts a multitude of equestrian events and is home to...

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Remnants of Benson Highway still standing

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Dusty roads, flickering motel neon lights and old cafes fill the empty region that used to be an attraction to visitors all over the country – old Benson Highway. Connecting the country from the Pacific in San Diego to the Atlantic in Tybee Island, Georgia, U.S. Route 80 was one of the early transcontinental highways in the United States. Like other highways of the time, much of it became decommissioned with the introduction of the interstate system in the 1950s. Those looking for a small, historical detour between Pima and Cochise counties can find traces of the old – sometimes lonely – road. Follow the signs as if you are going to the Tucson Airport. Keep going forward, the signs urge, down Kino Parkway. Hit the turn signal and turn left at the diagonal street — Benson Highway. Start by turning onto the highway where the...

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