Route 66 Roadside Attraction: Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, Adrian, Texas



The Midpoint of Route 66

U.S. Route 66 across Texas totaled 186 miles, and closely followed today's Interstate I-40.

The Mother Road crossed the Texas state line at Texola, OK, near Shamrock, and traveled west through McLean, Alanreed, Groom, Amarillo and into Adrian. From there, it continued on to Glenrio and into New Mexico.

Adrian is a popular stop for travelers, as it is located at the geo-mathematical midpoint of Route 66, positioned 1,139 miles (1,833 km) from both Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. It is a small community, with only a couple of hundred residents.

The town's motto is "When you are here, you're halfway there."

Fran Houser, the owner of the Midpoint Café restaurant, antique and souvenir shop from 1990 until 2012, was the basis for the character of Flo of "Flo's V-8 Café" diner in the movie "Cars".

Welcome to Adrian, Texas ... the midpoint of Historic Route 66

The midpoint of Route 66 in Adrian, Texas


Midpoint Cafe & Gift Shop in Adrian

Located at the exact geo-mathematical center of Route 66

A great place to enjoy the delicious hamburgers and famous "ugly crust pies"! And a popular stop for photo ops and selfies!

Closed during the winter months. For more information and opening dates/times, phone 806.536.6379 and visit the ...

Midpoint Cafe & Gift Shop on Facebook

Route 66 Roadside Attraction: Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, Adrian, Texas

Route 66 Roadside Attraction: Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, Adrian, Texas

The old Ford at the Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, Route 66, Adrian, Texas Mural at the Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, Route 66, Adrian, Texas

Map showing the location of Adrian, Texas along U.S. Route 66, between Amarillo and Glenrio
Map showing the location of Adrian, Texas on U.S. Route 66

Fabulous 40s Motel

Located at 301 West Historic Route 66 ... "the first and last motel in Texas", at I-40 Exits 22 and 23. Phone 806.214.3043

Fabulous 40s Motel on Facebook

The Fabulous 40s Motel, in Adrian, Texas, on Historic US Route 66
The Fabulous 40s Motel, in Adrian, Texas, on Historic US Route 66 The Fabulous 40s Motel, in Adrian, Texas, on Historic US Route 66

Dream Maker Station

Located at 307 West Historic Route 66 in Adrian is Dream Maker Station, next to the Midpoint Cafe. This new attraction in Adrian opened in 2024.
Phone 937.935.2204 and visit
Dream Maker Station page on Facebook and Dream Maker Station public group on Facebook

Dream Maker Station in Adrian, Texas
Dream Maker Station in Adrian, Texas Dream Maker Station in Adrian, Texas

The Bent Door Midway Station

The Bent Door Café and trading post in Adrian was built by Bob Harris in 1947 on the site of the 1940s Kozy Kottage Kamp. The structure incorporates portions of a former air traffic control tower decommissioned after World War II - the tower windows originally slanted toward the runway, so the door is bent to match. The most recent Bent Door restoration efforts were begun in 2009.

Read about the status of the Bent Door restoration on Facebook

The historical Bent Door Midway Station in Adrian, Texas The famous red Bent Door at the Midway Station on Route 66 in Adrian, Texas


Interactive Map of Adrian, Texas

 


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