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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

A fantastic scenic attraction – enjoy extraordinary vistas of color and beauty from the comfort of your automobile. Travel the same trails used by Native Americans, early Spanish explorers, buffalo hunters and pioneers. The park occupies over 25,000 acres and offers camping, cabins, riding stables, picnicking, and miles of hiking, mountain bike and horse trails.… Read More

Pappy’s Smokehouse, Missouri

Pappy’s Smokehouse,  Missouri

Pappy’s Smokehouse is a very well respected BBQ restaurant in St Louis and has been voted the number one restaurant in the city on Urbanspoon. Pappy’s pork ribs – cooked dry and slow over apple and cherry wood – have been making mouths water since 2008. It’s frequently voted the best barbecue restaurant in the state and… Read More

Pops, Arcadia, OK

Pops, Arcadia, OK

Pops opened in the summer of 2007 but despite it’s relatively new status struck a chord with many new and old fans of Route 66 alike. It may be more glossy than the usual Route 66 restaurant or soda bar but the 66-foot illuminated soda bottle out front (the worlds largest soda bottle) certainly gives the place… Read More

Renaissance Hotel, Oklahoma City

Renaissance Hotel, Oklahoma City

The Renaissance, a great four star hotel in the centre of Oklahoma City, was the first non-motel accommodation I stopped at whilst driving Route 66. The combination of great location, friendly, helpful staff, and a beautifully designed atrium made my one night stay a total pleasure. As far as design/style is concerned it couldn’t have… Read More

Roadrunner Lodge, Tucumcari, New Mexico

Roadrunner Lodge, Tucumcari, New Mexico

The owners of the Roadrunner Lodge have painstakingly worked to keep the 1960s vibe alive, even going so far as to broadcasting a short range radio station playing hits and commercials from that era. The 60’s memorabilia and vintage design features really do a great job of transporting guests back to a time when motor… Read More

Route 66 Auto Museum, Santa Rosa

Route 66 Auto Museum, Santa Rosa

For some real retro-road-trip icons you have to stop here. There are over 30 classic/vintage cars on display, all of which are in pristine condition. The cars are incredibly well maintained with colourful bodywork and glistening chrome – they certainly put my hire car in it’s place! They also sell a small selection of their vehicles – imagine driving… Read More

Route 66 Drive-In Theatre, Carthage

Route 66 Drive-In Theatre, Carthage

This great theatre is one of the last remaining drive-ins on Route 66. It usually opens the first weekend of April and runs through mid-September, depending on the attendance and availability of films. Each showing consists of 2 movies and a nostalgic intermission trailer. You can show your support during the intermission by visiting the… Read More

Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Pontiac

Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Pontiac

“A few years back I was at a family get together in Pontiac. I was amazed to see at the Route 66 museum there is a huge route 66 painting on the back wall. One of the things where you park your car, family, etc… for a good photo opportunity. The museum has a ton… Read More

Route 66 Hotel and Conference Centre, Springfield

Route 66 Hotel and Conference Centre, Springfield

Upon arrival at the Route 66 Hotel the first thing that strikes you is the beautiful neon and wonderfully decorated lobby. There’s no chance that you’ll ever forget you’re in a Route 66 motel as the walls are plastered with all manner of memorabilia and artwork! The hotel was actually the first Holiday Inn on… Read More

Route 66 Midpoint, Adrian, Texas

Route 66 Midpoint, Adrian, Texas

Named after an early settler in the area (Adrian Cullen), Adrian marks the “geo-mathematical” midpoint of Route 66. A well-photographed sign proudly states it’s position as being exactly 1,139 miles from both Los Angeles and Chicago. If you are traveling East to West the Midpoint sign will be on your right, directly opposite the Midpoint… Read More