Popular Attractions, Cities & Stops on Historic Route 66



What to See and Do on Route 66

There are literally hundreds, actually thousands, of interesting stops and attractions along the eight states that Historic Route 66 traversed.

Travelers often ask ... "What is there to see and do on Route 66?"

Here are our Top 200 Route 66 Attractions for new travelers to research and possibly add to their road trip itinerary. Cities and attractions are listed by state, east to west, Illinois to California.

Planning a Road Trip on Route 66? Included on this page are trip planners and "must see" attractions for all eight states and many cities.

Shown below is an interactive Google map of over 200 popular cities, attractions, motels and points of interest along Historic Route 66.

Is this all of them? Certainly not, as there are literally thousands of places to see along the Mother Road! Hopefully this map will help you plan your next Route 66 road trip.

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ILLINOIS ROUTE 66

Route 66 Road Trips in Illinois

Route 66 road trip to Chicago, Illinois Route 66 Road Trip to Joliet, Illinois Route 66 Road Trip to Pontiac, Illinois Route 66 Road Trip to Bloomington and Normal in Illinois
Dwight, Illinois along Route 66 Route 66 road trip to Springfield, Illinois Route 66 road trip to Litchfield, Illinois
The start of Route 66 westbound Chicago
Rich and Creamy Joliet
Dick's Towing Service Joliet
Rialto Square Theatre Joliet
Old Joliet Prison Historical Site Joliet
Gemini Giant & Launching Pad Drive-In Wilmington
Polk-A-Dot Drive-In
Polk-A-Dot Drive-in, Braidwood, Illinois
Braidwood
The Streetcar Diner Gardner
Ambler's Texaco Station
Ambler's Texaco Station in Dwight, Illinois
Dwight
Standard Oil Gas Station Odell
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
Illinois Route 66 Museum and Hall of Fame in Pontiac
Pontiac
Route 66 Memory Lane Lexington
Route 66 Dead Man's Curve Towanda
Sprague's Super Service & Ryburn Place Normal
Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center Bloomington
Midway on Illinois' Mother Road Atlanta
Lincoln Heritage Museum and The Mill Museum Lincoln
Lauterbach Giant Springfield
Lincoln Home & Presidential Library Springfield
Cozy Dog Drive In
Cozy Dog Cafe in Springfield, Illlinois
Springfield
Phillips 66 Station at Fulgenzi's Springfield
Route 66 Experience at the Fairgrounds Springfield
Motorheads Bar, Grill & Musuem
Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, on Historic US Route 66
Springfield
Virden History Mural Virden
Turkey Tracks Nilwood
Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center
Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Visitor Center, Litchfield, Illinois
Litchfield
Skyview Drive-In Theater
Skyview Drive-In Theater, Litchfield, Illinois
Litchfield
The Ariston Cafe Litchfield
Soulsby's Shell Service Station (at NPS)
Soulsby's Shell Station, Route 66, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Mt. Olive
Henry's Rabbit Ranch
Henry's Rabbit Ranch, in Staunton, Illinois, on Historic US Route 66
Staunton
Pink Elephant Antique Mall
The Pink Elephant in Livingston, Illinois
Livingston
Tourist Haven Restaurant Hamel
West End Service Station & Visitor Center Edwardsville
World's Largest Catsup Bottle Collinsville


MISSOURI ROUTE 66

Route 66 road trips in Missouri ... click for details!

Route 66 road trip to St. Louis, Missouri Route 66 road trip to Lebanon, Missouri Route 66 road trip to Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 road trip to Carthage, Missouri Route 66 road trip to Cuba, Missouri Route 66 road trip to Joplin, Missouri
Route 66 Road Trip to Sullivan, Missouri Route 66 road trip to Rolla, Missouri Route 66 Road Trip to Webb City, Missouri
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis
St. Louis
Gateway Arch (at NPS)
Gateway Arch overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard St. Louis
St. Louis Car Museum St. Louis
Route 66 State Park St. Louis
Meramec Caverns
Meramec Caverns near Route 66 in Missouri
Stanton
Historic Shamrock Court
The Historic Shamrock Court in Sullivan, Missour, on U.S. Route 66
Sullivan
The Murals in Cuba Cuba
Totem Pole Trading Post Rolla
Route 66 Museum of Phelps County
Uranus Route 66 Uranus
Frog Rock & the Old Stagecoach Stop Waynesville
Route 66 Museum Lebanon
Route 66 Visitor Center Springfield
Route 66 Car Museum
The Original Steak n' Shake
The Original Bass Pro Shop & Outdoor World
Historic Fox Theatre
History Museum on the Square
Gary's Gay Parita Sinclair Filling Station
Gary Parita Filling Station in Missouri
Halltown
Phillips Spencer Service Station
Spencer Station in Missouri on Route 66
Spencer
66 Drive-In Theatre
The 66 Drive-In, Carthage, Missouri
Carthage
Boots Court
Boots Court, Route 66, Carthage, Missouri
Carthage
Praying Hands Memorial Webb City
Grand Falls Joplin
Route 66 Mural Park


KANSAS ROUTE 66

Route 66 road trips in Kansas

Route 66 road trip to Galena, Kansas Route 66 road trip to Baxter Springs, Kansas
Cars on the Route Galena
Luigi's Pit Stop
Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas, on Historic US Route 66
Galena
Greetings from Galena mural Galena
Galena Mining & Historical Museum Galena
Gearhead Curios
Gearhead Curios in Galena, Kansas
Galena
Eisler Brothers Old Riverton Store Riverton
Visitors Center & Phillips 66 Station Baxter Springs
Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum
Rainbow Curve Bridge

OKLAHOMA ROUTE 66

Route 66 Road Trips Across Oklahoma

Route 66 road trip to Miami, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Chelsea, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Catoosa, Oklahoma
Route 66 road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Chandler, Oklahoma
Route 66 road trip to Yukon, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Weatherford, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Clinton, Oklahoma
Route 66 road trip to Elk City, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Sapulpa, Oklahoma Route 66 road trip to Erick, Oklahoma
Route 66 road trip to El Reno, Oklahoma Route 66 Road Trip to Claremore, Oklahoma Route 66 Road Trip to Arcadia, Oklahoma
Allen's Conoco Hole in the Wall Fillin' Station Commerce
Mickey Mantle Home
Dairy King
Route 66 Gateway Sign & Historic District Miami
Route 66 Ribbon Road
Route 66  Ribbon Road near Miami, Oklahoma
Miami
Coleman Theatre
Coleman Theatre in Miami, Oklahoma
Miami
Hi-Way Cafe
Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma, on Route 66
Vinita
Pryor Creek Bridge Chelsea
Route 66 Pedestrian Underpass Chelsea
Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park
Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park in Oklahoma
Chelsea
Will Rogers Memorial Museum
Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore,  Oklahoma
Claremore
The Blue Whale
The Blue Whale of Catoosa on Route 66 in Oklahoma
Catoosa
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa
The Golden Driller Tulsa
Gilcrease Museum and Philbrook Museum Tulsa
Woody Guthrie Center Tulsa
Meadow Gold Sign Tulsa
Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios
Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Route 66
Tulsa
Route 66 Historical Village Tulsa
Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum Sapulpa
Gasoline Alley Classics
Gasoline Alley Classics on Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Sapulpa
Rock Creek Bridge (at NPS) Sapulpa
Sapulpa Historical Society & Museum Sapulpa
Rock Cafe
Rock Cafe on Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma
Stroud
Murals and Broadway Brick Street Davenport
Route 66 Interpretive Center Chandler
Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum
Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum on Route 66 in Warwick, Oklahoma
Warwick
Threatt Filling Station
Threatt Filling Station on Route 66, Luther,  Oklahoma
Luther
Arcadia Round Barn
The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma on Route 66
Arcadia
John's Place
John's Place in Arcadia, Oklahoma on Route 66
Arcadia
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City
Milk Bottle Grocery
The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City on U.S. Route 66
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Oklahoma City
Lucille's Service Station Hydro
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
Clinton
National Route 66 Museum
National Route 66 Museum
Elk City
Sandhills Curiosity Shop Erick


TEXAS ROUTE 66

Route 66 road trips across Texas

Route 66 road trip to Shamrock, Texas Route 66 road trip to McLean, Texas Route 66 road trip to Amarillo, Texas
Route 66 road trip to Vega, Texas Route 66 road trip to Adrian, Texas Route 66 road trip to Glenrio, Texas
Tower Station and U-Drop Inn
Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe in Shamrock, Texas
Shamrock
Pioneer West Museum & Magnolia Gas Station
Vintage Phillips 66 Gas Station McLean
Devils' Rope Museum
Texas Route 66 Museum
Texas Route 66 Museum and Devil's Rope Museum in McLean
Leaning Britten USA Water Tower Groom
Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Volkswagon Slug Bug Ranch
Slug Bug Ranch on Route 66 in the Texas Panhandle
Conway
Route 66 Sixth Street Historic District Amarillo
Jack Sisemore RV Museum Amarillo
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo, Texas
Amarillo
Cadillac Ranch
Cadillac Ranch just west of Amarillo, Texas
Amarillo
Milburn-Price Culture Museum Vega
Magnolia Gas Station
Midpoint Cafe & Gift Shop
Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas on Route 66
Adrian
Glenrio Ghost Town
Route 66 ghost town in  Glenrio, Texas
Glenrio


NEW MEXICO ROUTE 66

Route 66 road trip Across New Mexico

Route 66 road trip to Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 road trip to Santa Rosa, New Mexico Route 66 road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Route 66 road trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 road trip to Grants, New Mexico Route 66 road trip to Gallup, New Mexico
Russell's TA Travel Center and Museum
Russell's Travel Center in Glenrio, New Mexico, on Historic US Route 66
Glenrio
Route 66 Monument & Downtown Murals Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Motel
Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari, New Mexico, on Historic US Route 66
Tucumcari
New Mexico Route 66 Museum Tucumcari
Tee Pee Curios
Tee Pee Curios in Seligman, Arizona, on Historic US Route 66
Tucumcari
Ghost town Cuervo
Route 66 Auto Museum
Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Santa Rosa
The Blue Hole
Museums, Historic Sites, Fine Dining Santa Fe
Historic Central Avenue & Rio Puerco Bridge Albuquerque
Route 66 Drive-Thru Arch Grants
Continental Divide Thoreau
Hotel El Rancho Gallup
Gallop Cultural Center

ARIZONA ROUTE 66

Route 66 road trips across Arizona

Route 66 road trip to Holbrook, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Winslow, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Flagstaff, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Williams, Arizona
Route 66 Road Trip to Ash Fork, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Seligman, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Kingman, Arizona Route 66 road trip to Oatman, Arizona
Tee Pee Trading Post Lupton
Petrified Forest and Painted Desert
Petrified Forest National Park on Route 66, near Holbrook, Arizona
Holbrook
Wigwam Village Motel #6
Wigwam Village Number 6 in Holbrook, Arizona
Holbrook
Jack Rabbit Trading Post
Jack Rabbit Trading Post on Route 66 near Joseph City, Arizona
Joseph City
Standin on the Corner
Standin' on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona, on Route 66
Winslow
LaPosada Hotel, Gardens and Museum
LaPosada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, on Route 66
Winslow
Route 66 Visitor Center
Route 66 Visitor Center in Flagstaff, Arizona
Flagstaff
Pete's Route 66 Gas Station Museum Williams
Zettler's Store & Purple DeSoto on the Roof Ash Fork
Angel & Vilma's Delgadillo Route 66 Gift Shop
Angel and Vilma's Original Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona
Seligman
Rusty Bolt Gift Shop
The Rusty Bolt Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona
Seligman
Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-in
Snow Cap Drive-In on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona
Seligman
Hualapai Lodge & Grand Canyon Caverns Peach Springs
Hackberry General Store
Hackberry General Store in Arizona
Hackberry
Powerhouse Museum & Visitor Center
Powerhouse Museum & Visitor Center in Kingman, Arizona on Historic U.S. Route 66
Kingman
Driving "The Sidewinder" on Route 66 Oatman
Feeding the donkeys downtown


CALIFORNIA ROUTE 66

Route 66 road trip across California

Route 66 road trip to Needles, California Route 66 Road Trip to Goffs, California Route 66 road trip to Amboy, California
Route 66 road trip to Barstow, California Route 66 road trip to Victorville, California Route 66 road trip to San Bernardino, California
Route 66 road trip to Pasadena, California Route 66 road trip to San Santa Monica, California
El Garces Train Station Needles
Historic Route 66 California Gateway Site Needles
The Old Schoolhouse and Museum Goffs
Roy's Motel and Cafe
Roy's Cafe on Route 66 in Amboy, California
Amboy
Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark Amboy
Ludlow Cafe Ludlow
Bagdad Cafe Newberry Springs
Harvey House Railroad Depot Barstow
Mother Road Museum
Calico Ghost Town
Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch
Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66 in California
Oro Grande
California Route 66 Museum
California Route 66 Museum in Victorville
Victorville
Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe
Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville, California
Victorville
Wigwam Village Motel #7
Wigwam Village Motel #7 in San Bernardino,  California
San Bernardino
The Original McDonald's Restaurant San Bernardino
Cucamonga Service Station Rancho Cucamonga
Colorado Boulevard Pasadena
Chicken Boy Los Angeles
End of the Trail at the Pier
End of the Trail, at the Santa Monica Pier, California
Santa Monica