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Smiley face water tower, Atlanta

Smiley face water tower, Atlanta

Atlanta, Illinois, is home to one of the happiest sights you could hope to pass on your Route 66 roadtrip – the smiley face water tower – one of the largest smiley faces you’ll ever see! Back in 2003 the town of Atlanta turned 150 years old, and as part of the 150th birthday celebration… Read More

Stafford Air and Space Museum, Oklahoma

Stafford Air and Space Museum, Oklahoma

The Stafford Air and Space Museum was founded in 1981 with a simple display case in the Weatherford airport terminal and has grown to become one of the premier educational attractions in western Oklahoma. The museum is named after Thomas P. Stafford, one of a handful of astronauts who flew to the moon prior to Apollo 11. The… Read More

Teepee Curios, Tucumcari

Teepee Curios, Tucumcari

Built in the early 1940’s this old Gulf gas station eventually succumbed to the widening of Route 66, losing it’s pumps but gaining new business selling curios to Route 66 travelers. The large concrete teepee certainly makes it stand out as you cruise through Tucumcari.   Read More

The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo

The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, comprises of a Western-inspired motel and steakhouse restaurant, and is a must-stop along Route 66. The motel itself is designed to look like a main street in a Wild West town, complete with shuttered windows and an actual area for the horses! However: you don’t visit The… Read More

The Coleman Theatre, Miami

The Coleman Theatre, Miami

The Coleman Theatre is a beautifully restored theatre that was donated to the City of Miami (pronounced Mi-am-uh) by the Coleman family in 1989. Originally opened in 1929 as a vaudeville theatre and movie palace, the Coleman was designed to bring a touch of glamour to the city. The Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ and gigantic… Read More

The Galleries At Sunset Center, Amarillo

The Galleries At Sunset Center, Amarillo

Describing themselves as “unlike anything your dreams can imagine, all under one roof, a visual and ecological paradise, plus outdoor sculpture gardens”, the art galleries located at the Sunset Centre are a collective of over a hundred artists. The Centre conducts First Friday Art Walks on the “First Friday” of each month between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. “Fifty five… Read More

The Round Barn, Arcadia

The Round Barn, Arcadia

At 60’ in diameter and 45’ in height the Round Barn in Arcadia claims to be the only “true” round barn: “most are actually hexagonal or octagonal”. Built in 1898 the roof eventually collapsed in 1988 but has since been restored to it’s former glory. The loft space can now be hired for events and… Read More

The Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City

The Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City

Originally built in 1936, but having sat dilapidated for many years, this classic Route 66 attraction was bought in 2005 by brothers Marty and Mike Dillon. They have since restored the classic neon sign and hope that it will bring attention and investment to the area. The theatre has been lovingly restored to it’s former… Read More

Tumbleweeds Grill, Texola, Oklahoma

Tumbleweeds Grill, Texola, Oklahoma

The Tumbleweeds Grill is located in Texola, Oklahoma, in the world famous Water Hole #2 building. The owners have completely renovated the original structure into the oldest building on Route 66 operating as a restaurant. Tumbleweeds is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 7pm. The restaurant is very clean… Read More

Uranus Missouri, St Robert, Missouri

Uranus Missouri, St Robert, Missouri

Uranus Missouri, often called simply “Uranus,” is a tourist attraction located in the rural area of Pulaski County, Missouri. It is a shopping mall featuring a sports bar, nightclub, tattoo shop, festival food truck lot, and an outdoor store with a gun range and pro-shop. It’s also home to a Fudge Factory and General Store. A welcome… Read More