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Route 66 Roadside Attractions 🛣️ Historical Markers

This series of markers was erected as part of the Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program.
 
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1Arizona (Apache County), Petrified Forest National Park — Highway of Dreams
Petrified Forest is the only National Park in the country with a portion of Historic Route 66 within its boundaries. You are currently standing where the Mother Road used to be, with the line of telephone poles paralleling its alignment through the . . . Map (db m163277) HM
2Arizona (Navajo County), Winslow — Standin' on the Corner Park, Winslow, Arizona — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
This area was dedicated on September 11, 1999 as a tribute to the memorable song of the 1970's that made Winslow, Arizona a town to sing about on famous Route 66.Map (db m36329) HM
3Arizona (Yavapai County), Seligman — Delgadillo's Snow Cap — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Juan Delgadillo built the now famous Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona in 1953 out of scrap lumber.Map (db m119929) HM
4California (San Bernardino County), Newberry Springs — Bagdad Cafι — Route 66 Roadside Attraction — Newberry Springs, California —
Originally built in the 1950s, this world-famous restaurant was the location of the 1988 film, "Bagdad Cafι," which became the new name of the restaurant in 1995.Map (db m160081) HM
5California (San Bernardino County), Rancho Cucamonga — Magic Lamp Inn — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
The Magic Lamp Inn has been a dining tradition on Route 66 since 1955. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing. Map (db m158338) HM
6Illinois (DuPage County), Willowbrook — Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket — 66 Roadside Attraction
The Chicken Basket was established in 1946 born out of a gas station next door that sold fried chicken. It was a Blue Bird bus stop as well as a restaurant and used to have ice skaters on the roof to attract Route 66 travelers. It became Dell Rhea's . . . Map (db m157104) HM
7Illinois (Livingston County), Cayuga — Meramec Caverns Barn — 66 Roadside Attraction
This nostalgic barn has been restored by volunteers of the Route 66 Association of Illinois Preservation Committee. August 30, 1998Map (db m157025) HM
8Illinois (Livingston County), Odell — 1932 Standard Oil Gas Station, Odell, Illinois — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
This restoration is a project of the Route 66 Association of Illinois Preservation Committee. Identified November 9, 1997 on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m157019) HM
9Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Historic Division Street Bridge — 66 Roadside Attraction
The original bridge was built in 1926 as part of Route 4. On November 11, 1926, the alignment of Route 4 through Pontiac became US Route 66. In early days, the highways were marked with paint using a stencil on utility poles and on bridge end posts. . . . Map (db m157015) HM
10Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Original Route 66 Wishing Well & Sign Countryside, Illinois 1941-2007 — 66 Roadside Attraction
Route 66 has become a nostalgic symbol of Americana. This display honors just one of the many mom & pop businesses that served weary travelers on the Mother Road. At it's original location, many thousands of people from around the world stopped to . . . Map (db m163373) HM
11Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Postville Courthouse State Historic Site — 66 Roadside Attraction
Abraham Lincoln practiced law here from 1840-1847. This site is located on the original alignment of Route 66 through Lincoln, Illinois. Free admission.Map (db m156851) HM
12Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — The Mill on 66 — 66 Roadside Attraction
The Mill opened in 1929 on the original alignment of Route 66, it became famous as a sandwich stand and then a Bar/Restaurant. The Mill is now being restored as a museum. Open by appointment.Map (db m156855) HM
13Illinois (Macoupin County), Mount Olive — Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Russell Soulsby built this station in 1926 with his father, Henry He ran it with his sister Ola until 1991. For its 65 years of operation; they only sold Shell gasoline.Map (db m138433) HM
14Illinois (Macoupin County), Staunton — Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, Illinois — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
A Route 66 information center and tourist attraction built for past, present and future travelers.Map (db m138472) HM
15Illinois (McLean County), Funks Grove — Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Established in 1891, Funk descendants have been making sirup since 1824 when Isaac settled in the Grove that bears his name.Map (db m156944) HM
16Illinois (McLean County), Lexington — "Memory Lane"
This original section of Historic Route 66 was dedicated in 1926. The alignment was first known as Route 4. Memory Lane is open to drive on during Lexington's annual Route 66 reunion, car show/parade and other special Route 66 events. We invite . . . Map (db m163090) HM
17Illinois (McLean County), Towanda — 1926 Route 66 Alignment — 66 Roadside Attraction
You are standing on the pavement of the original Route 66 that was commissioned in 1926. The width of the original hard road was only 16' wide and constructed from Portland cement. The road immediately in front of you is the upgraded Route 66 known . . . Map (db m157604) HM
18Illinois (McLean County), Towanda — 1954 Route 66 Alignment — 66 Roadside Attraction
The Towanda, Il. Route 66 Parkway stretches 1 mile in front of you and 2.5 miles behind you. You are standing on the 1954 alignment of Route 66. The original 1926 two lane Route 66 is behind you and to the right and just up this road and to the . . . Map (db m157605) HM
19Illinois (Montgomery County), Litchfield — The Ariston Cafι, Litchfield, Illinois — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Satisfying local patrons and international travelers since 1924, this landmark stop continues to attract diners who "remember where good food is served" Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as . . . Map (db m138435) HM
20Illinois (Montgomery County), Raymond — Shrine of Our Lady of the Highways — 66 Roadside Attraction
Even though it was wonderful to have a paved, hard road to travel on, many motor vehicle accidents did occur on Route 66. In 1959, this shrine was erected to remind motorists of the potential dangers and offered a place to say a prayer for a . . . Map (db m156780) HM
21Illinois (Sangamon County), Southern View — Cozy Dog Drive In, Springfield, Illinois — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Family owned and operated since 1950. Home of the famous "hot dog on a stick."Map (db m152777) HM
22Illinois (Will County), Joliet — Route 66 Park — Joliet 66 Roadsice Attraction
Stop by to grab an ice cream treat and stroll through the park for many great photo opportunities. The Rich and Creamy Ice Cream stand is the highlight of Route 66 Park, having served travelers for years. Be sure to look up and see Jake & Elwood . . . Map (db m157508) HM
23Illinois (Will County), Joliet — Route 66 Visitors Center — Joliet 66 Roadside Attraction
A clearinghouse for information as you travel down the Mother Road, the Route 66 Experience has information on Route 66, Lincoln Highway and all of Joliet! Visit the Free Route 66 Experience with interactive features to entertain for hours! A key . . . Map (db m157506) HM
24Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — Cafι on the Route, Baxter Springs, Kansas — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Built circa 1870, the cafι was formerly the Crowell Bank, which Jesse James robbed in 1876. It is currently a restaurant and bed and breakfast.Map (db m37551) HM
25Kansas (Cherokee County), Galena — Galena Chamber of Commerce, Galena, Kansas — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
In 2001, members of the community joined with the Galena Chamber of Commerce to donate a block of the downown Route 66 main street to construct a park for everyone to enjoy. Route 66 Howard "Pappy" Litch Park The Oldest Mining Town in . . . Map (db m43047) HM
26Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Steak 'n Shake, Springfield, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
One of the few remaining "old style" designs for this chain of drive-in restaurants, opened in 1962. It still features curb service, steak burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes.Map (db m170629) HM
27Missouri (Jasper County), Joplin — Schifferdecker Park & Joplin Museum Complex, Joplin, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Schifferdecker Park, Golf Course and Mineral Museum have been Route 66 attractions since the road connected to Joplin in 1932.Map (db m170626) HM
28Missouri (Pulaski County), Devils Elbow — Devil's Elbow, Pulaski County, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Established in 1870 and named after a bad bend in the Big Piney River, this "devil of an elbow" was made famous by historic Route 66.Map (db m170623) HM
29Missouri, St. Louis — Eat Rite-Diner, St. Louis, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Established in the 1940s, the Eat Rite-Diner is one of the few nostalgic Route 66 diners left for great burgers and a friendly atmosphere.Map (db m139770) HM
30Missouri, St. Louis — Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, St. Louis, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard has been located on Route 66 since 1941 and has been a St. Louis landmark since 1929. Many travelers have stopped to enjoy the world-famous "Concretes."Map (db m147690) HM
31Missouri (St. Louis County), Pacific — Beacon Car Wash — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Opening in 1946 to all travelers of Route 66, the Beacon Court Motel is only a memory, but its iconic sign now lives on at its new home, the Beacon Car & Pet Wash. The Beacon tower was dormant from 1980 to 2004 but a full restoration was completed . . . Map (db m168407) HM
32New Mexico (Bernalillo County), Albuquerque — Jones Motor Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Jones Motor Company opened on November 18, 1939 as a Ford dealership and Texaco gas station. It is now the home of Kelley's Restaurant and Brew Pub. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m184211) HM
33Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum Complex, Elk City, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Established in 1998, the National Route 66 and Old Town Museum Complex preserves the history of Route 66 in Western Oklahoma. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m183510) HM
34Oklahoma (Beckham County), Erick — Sandhills Curiosity Shop, Erick, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Formerly the City Meat Market, this is known as the oldest brick building in Erick. It is now the home of Harley and Annabelle, "The Mediocre Music Makers." Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth . . . Map (db m183509) HM
35Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Clinton, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum opened in 1995 offering visitors a look at the epic history of the Mother Road.Map (db m170624) HM
36Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Rock Cafe, Stroud, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
National Register of Historic Places, established in 1939. Built with rock unearthed during the paving of Route 66.Map (db m41862) HM
37Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Arcadia Round Barn, Arcadia, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Built in April 1898 by William Odor on his farm. Restored in 1992 by Luke Robinson, community workers and local businesses.Map (db m119930) HM
38Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Afton — Eagle (D-X) Service Station, Afton, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Opened in the 1930's, the Eagle Service Station served Route 66 travelers for nearly 60 years.Map (db m81122) HM
39Oklahoma (Rogers County), Catoosa — Blue Whale, Catoosa, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Built in the early 1970's as an anniversary gift, the Blue Whale turned into a swimming park and closed in 1988.Map (db m119931) HM
40Oklahoma (Tulsa County), Tulsa — Tulsa, Oklahoma
"The Admiral Twin Drive-In, built in 1951, is one of a few drive-in theaters remaining in Oklahoma. Located on Route 66, it is Oklahoma's largest drive-in with a capacity of more than 1,000 cars." Recognized by Hampton Hotels . . . Map (db m170404) HM
41Texas (Gray County), McLean — Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
This Route 66 landmark now houses the Texas Route 66 Museum and the largest barbwire museum in the world. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m183508) HM
42Texas (Oldham County), Adrian — Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, Adrian, Texas — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Located at the exact geo-mathematical center of Route 66, the cafι is one of the oldest eateries on the highway. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m183503) HM
43Texas (Oldham County), Vega — Dot's Mini Museum, Vega, Texas — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
A collection dedicated to the Mother Road, the museum houses items from Vega Zero Lockers. Established in 1944 at the "crossroads of the nation" on Route 66. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth . . . Map (db m183506) HM
44Texas (Oldham County), Vega — Oldham County Courthouse, Vega, Texas — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
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45Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, Texas — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Home of the "Free 72 oz Steak," this famous Steak Ranch has been feeding hungry travelers since 1960. Young man, we fed your father! Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m183507) HM
 
 
Dec. 8, 2021