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Blue Whale, Catoosa

Blue Whale, Catoosa

Built in the early ‘70’s as an anniversary gift from Hugh Davis to his wife Zelta the Blue Whale of Catoosa served locals and Route 66 travelers in need of a swim. Although no longer in use as a swimming pool the Whale and the picnic area have been restored and still welcome visitors.   Read More

Boomarang Diner, Chandler

Boomarang Diner, Chandler

Well known for it’s great small-town atmosphere and friendly staff, the appeal of the Boomarang Diner covers all ages – great fast food will never go out of fashion. People not only talk about the best burger they have ever eaten but they speak of the genuine service and spotless restaurants. The decor is fun and… Read More

Boots Court, Carthage, Missouri

Boots Court, Carthage, Missouri

Located in Carthage, Missouri, the Boots Court was built in 1939 by Arthur Boots, and still carries his name today. It was purchased in August 2011 by sisters Deborah Harvey and Priscilla Bledsaw, who have begun to restore the buildings to their 1940s’ appearance. The newly restored rooms include 1940s’ touches such as real keys, chrome light… Read More

Bottle Tree Ranch, Helendale

Bottle Tree Ranch, Helendale

When Elmer Long was a young boy he used to accompany his father on a search of the wastelands and abandoned settlements in the Mojave desert, looking for objects of historical interest and gathering up anything that may be put to further use, including a large collection of colored glass bottles. Many years later, after inheriting… Read More

Bunyon Giant, Atlanta

Bunyon Giant, Atlanta

The second of the Illinois “brothers”, the Bunyon giant – like the Gemini Giant before him – was also one of the original “muffler men” used to promote auto service. These days the Bunyon Giant has swapped his exhaust for a huge hot-dog as for many years he stood outside “Bunyon’s” restaurant in Cicero, Illinois. In 2003,… Read More

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

In 1974, an instantly recognisable and iconic landmark of Route 66 was born – Cadillac Ranch. An art group known as the Ant Farm were commissioned to produce a piece of public art and they opted to demonstrate the evolution of the tail fin of the Cadillac. Thus, ten Cadillac’s were half-buried, nose down, in… Read More

Cafe Daily Fare, Flagstaff, Arizona

Cafe Daily Fare, Flagstaff, Arizona

“This is a great place to stop for lunch and is only a block off of Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff. Prices are a little higher, but the servings are big and you could easily make two meals out it. We ordered fish tacos and the Big Fatty Tri-Tip sandwich. The sandwich was so good,… Read More

Calico ghost town, Mojave Desert

Calico ghost town, Mojave Desert

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890’s, Calico lost its population. The miner’s packed up, loaded their mules and moved away… Read More

CarlinVilla Motel, Carlinville

CarlinVilla Motel, Carlinville

If you’re looking for a motel that’s clean, homely and doesn’t cost the earth, then this is the place for you. Spend the day cruising up one alignment of Route 66 and then u-turn to come back down another to the CarlinVilla Motel. Located in a quiet area the CarlinVilla will give you a chance… Read More

Cars on the Route, Galena

Cars on the Route, Galena

At the north end of Main Street in Galena, Kansas, stands the old Kan-O-Tex service station. First opened in 1934, this building has been part of Route 66 history for over 80 years! In 2007 the old building was purchased and restored by four women from Galena with a shared vision of renewing interest in… Read More