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Route 66 Motel, Barstow, California

Route 66 Motel, Barstow, California

Founded in 1922 the Route 66 Motel in Barstow, California, has been greeting travelers for nearly 100 years! Boasting great room rates and clean, comfortable rooms it was voted one of the “10 great places to stop along the way (Route 66)” by USA Today. The exterior has all the charm that you’d expect from a classic Route… Read More

Route 66 Mural City, Cuba

Route 66 Mural City, Cuba

In 2002, Cuba was designated the “Route 66 Mural City” by the Missouri legislature. The many murals – a result of the development of the Viva Cuba organisation – have created a lot of interest and beautified the Route 66 corridor through Cuba. The murals continue to attract many tourists, as well as local people. With the… Read More

Route 66 Museum, Clinton

Route 66 Museum, Clinton

This museum spans over 60 years of Route 66 history and showcases vehicles, artefacts, photographs, videos and an audio tour narrated by Michael Wallis (author of the Route 66 Travellers Guide). This is a fun stop and every effort has been made to make sure the exhibits are both eye-catching and informative. Each themed room… Read More

Route 66 Museum, Lebanon

Route 66 Museum, Lebanon

This Route 66 Museum is located with the Laclede County library. The exhibits are fun to walk through including an old gas station, a shabby-looking motel room and a mock up of a diner. There is also a good collection of vintage maps and collectibles. Admission is free but there is a donation box  for… Read More

Route 66 State Park, Eureka

Route 66 State Park, Eureka

Situated with easy access to the Meramec River, the Route 66 State Park is a welcome break for travellers who want to enjoy nature and see interesting historical displays showcasing Route 66. Bridgehead Inn, a 1935 roadhouse, serves as Route 66 State Park’s visitor center and houses Route 66 memorabilia. You can also learn the… Read More

Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum, Miami

Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum, Miami

This museum is free to enter but it does gratefully receive donations. In lieu of that maybe you’ll purchase a vintage motorcycle tee shirt or Route 66 memorabilia from the well-stocked gift store. It features plenty of old Harley’s, Ducati’s and Indians to satisfy most bike lovers, as well as an original 1917 Harley Davidson and even… Read More

Sandhills Curiosity Shop, Erick

Sandhills Curiosity Shop, Erick

Located in Erick’s oldest building – the City Meat Market – is the Sandhill Curiosity Shop. Containing a crazy Route 66 jumble of memorabilia – and possibly the inspiration for Lizzie’s Curio Shop in the Pixar movie “Cars” – this curiosity shop is just as well known on the route for it’s owners: Harley and Annabelle (the “Mediocre Musicians”).… Read More

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

In 2009 the Route 66 Alliance and the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp got together and declared the end of the Santa Monica Pier to be the western terminus of Route 66. It’s now marked by an upright sign stating “The End of the Trail” and is a popular photo opportunity for travelers at the end… Read More

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

Springfield / Route 66 KOA Campground, Missouri

Springfield / Route 66 KOA Campground, Missouri

The Springfield / Route 66 KOA Campground in Springfield, Missouri, offers a shady retreat in the heart of the scenic Ozarks. The lush, landscaped campground is close to lakes, and an award-winning golf course is right next door. Area attractions include the original Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Wilson’s Creek Civil War Battlefield, a Civil… Read More