October 19, 2016 - Dubois, WY. - River Pilot is pleased to announce our new "Retired Series" line of professionally guided and self drive tours along with our trusted and commercially proven GPS software. Get ready to take your next road trip around the USA on America's historic highways with River Pilot at your side.
With so many people born of the baby boom generation looking for historic places to visit we were compelled to create tours that addressed this exciting new segment. The original US highway system started in November 1926. as We are familiar with the car and motorcycle show circuit so our guests can rent a muscle car or bring their restored cars and motorcycles along while visiting with other enthusiasts, all while traveling along the old two lane roads of Amerca and getting their retirement groove on.
We heard our customers feedback and created a new product line of themed tours that have a distinctly American flair. These heritage tours take place in small and large towns all over the USA. The ability to regain the feeling of ones youth and visit places that one has read about is what Heritage Tourism is all about. Tours include Lincoln Highway Tour, Yellowstone Trail Tour, Pony Express Tour, Old Spanish Trail Tour, Great River Road Tour, Pacific Highway Tour and more. We have the alignments and can create a custom tour for you. You pick a road and we'll create the tour.
U.S. numbered highways became active on November 11, 1926. Prior to the appearance of U.S. numbered highways, the way people navigated across America was via named trails championed by the "Good Roads Movement". Some of the trails included:
These trails and highways meandered across America in all different directions, connecting cities and attractions. The growth of automobile registration during the early years of the twentieth century shows us that Americans were driving more and more, excited by the new means of conveyance. The next thing anyone does with any new vehicle is: take a road trip.
Some of the popular US Highways and trails are:
And of course, there were the old, originals, that included:
Whew! That's a lot of travel. Let's go! We have years of experience researching, traveling and leading private tours along these roads. Our team has worked with T.V., film and production crews assembling rare and unique footage and can work with you. Together with our own staff and input from noted historic experts, inventory specialists, nomination / survey writers and stakeholders, we bring the history of the road alive and make some fun of our own. Whether you want to follow the historic alignment, actual alignment or explore like a pro, we can assist. Join us on a historic highway tour with others who share the love of America, history and the good old days of automotive travel. Every day was an adventure back then....Let's live that again.
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