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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

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

Tally’s Good Food Café, Tulsa, OK

Tally’s Good Food Café, Tulsa, OK

Open 7 days a week for breakfast (served all day), lunch, and dinner, Tally’s Good Food Café has become a fixture for locals and Route 66 travelers passing through Tulsa. Although not an original historic diner the interior of Tally’s embraces the classic fifties-era design and the exterior boasts some impressive neon. Famed for it’s… 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 Ariston Café, Litchfield, Illinois

The Ariston Café, Litchfield, Illinois

The Ariston Café was founded by Pete Adam, a Greek immigrant, in 1924 and has now been placed on the National Registry of Historic places. The Ariston Café is believed to be the oldest café on Route 66 and holds a spot in the Route 66 Hall of Fame. A family-run restaurant, the staff are friendly and genuinely interested in… 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 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 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 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