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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 Joliet Route 66 Diner, Illinois

The Joliet Route 66 Diner, Illinois

The Joliet Route 66 Diner is a great retro diner featuring wall signs from the 50’s and 60’s, offering a traditional diner breakfast and lunch menu. Located within walking distance of the Joliet Historical Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, the diner boasts a wide range of dishes including Mexican, crab, Florentine or country Benedicts for… 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 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 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

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

The Windy Cow Cafe, Wildorado, Texas

The Windy Cow Cafe, Wildorado, Texas

This diner-style restaurant is located just off I-40 and about 15 miles west of Amarillo. The menu includes a variety of creative salads served with your choice of homemade dressing, an assortment of sandwiches and burgers, and a range of dinner choices including gluten-free options. What really grabs your attention though are the delicious homemade desserts. The… 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

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