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Springfield / Route 66 KOA Campground, Missouri

Springfield / Route 66 KOA Campground, Missouri

The Springfield / Route 66 KOA Campground in Springfield, Missouri, offers a shady retreat in the heart of the scenic Ozarks. The lush, landscaped campground is close to lakes, and an award-winning golf course is right next door. Area attractions include the original Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Wilson’s Creek Civil War Battlefield, a Civil… Read More

St Louis West KOA Campground, Missouri

St Louis West KOA Campground, Missouri

Enjoy picturesque camping as it was meant to be – with lots of trees, a babbling creek, fireflies and a campfire under a starlit sky. Located on Historic Route 66, this KOA is less than 1 mile from Six Flags, St. Louis. It’s also less than 30 minutes from other St. Louis attractions, including the… Read More

The Big Texan Motel, Amarillo

The Big Texan Motel, Amarillo

To discuss the Big Texan Motel without mentioning the adjoining restaurant would be to miss the big picture – the two go hand in hand as an all-round experience known as The Big Texan Steak Ranch. The motel itself is designed to look like a main street in a Wild West town, complete with shuttered windows… Read More

The Downtowner Motel, Williams, AZ

The Downtowner Motel, Williams, AZ

The Downtowner Motel offers newly remodeled rooms that range in size from, single kings, double queens, and double queen suites. Conveniently located just an hour from the Grand Canyon, with access to the Grand Canyon Express Train, the Downtowner Motel provides easy access to a range of shops, bars and restaurants. There is a pleasant… Read More

The Hotel Blue, Albuquerque

The Hotel Blue, Albuquerque

The Hotel Blue is situated on Central Avenue (old route 66) with easy access to many bars, restaurants and clubs. It offers a few more creature comforts than most similar hotels with HD TV and Tempur-Pedic mattresses to help rest the travel-weary road-tripper! We stayed here on a Sunday night and were surprised to find… Read More

The State House Inn, Springfield

The State House Inn, Springfield

A very popular downtown hotel. “We took a three week trip to the US: New York to Chicago followed by a road trip along part of Route 66, up the Mississippi and back to Chicago.” “The State House felt new but is furnished with 60’s style tables and chairs – very apt for the Route… Read More

The Vrooman Mansion, Illinois

The Vrooman Mansion, Illinois

The Vrooman Mansion is a bed & breakfast inn, located in the heart of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. “We stayed in this B&B for our first overnight stopover on the recommendation of a friend, and we were not disappointed. It was old, quaint and absolutely stunning.” “The owners, Dana & Pam, have put a lot of love… Read More

Travel Inn Inc, Claremore

Travel Inn Inc, Claremore

The Travel Inn Inc. is a pretty generic motel but one that’s not without it’s charms: although I only wanted a room for two I was given an enormous room with three double beds and a large bathroom! If you want old fashioned mother-road-style accommodation then this isn’t for you. If you simply want a… Read More

Wagon Wheel Motel, Cuba

Wagon Wheel Motel, Cuba

One of the oldest motels on Route 66, the Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri, was built in 1934 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wagon Wheel is an old gas station with the pumps still present and accessorized with antique vehicles. Combined with the famous neon sign it makes a great… Read More

Wigwam Motel, Holbrook

Wigwam Motel, Holbrook

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook is one of only three surviving “Wigwam Villages” in the US and one of two situated on Route 66 (the other being in Rialto, CA). The term “iconic” can be overly used when discussing Route 66 but in this instance is wholly… Read More