Route 66 Attractions by State

Sure, you could drive Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles in a few days time, making good time on the road, stopping at McDonald’s or Burger King drive throughs, and staying in that same chain hotel chain you could find anywhere in America. But what is the fun in that? A big part of the allure of taking a road trip on The Mother Road is experiencing the sites, the history, and all the Route 66 attractions state by state by state.

Route 66 is full of quirky roadside attractions, vintage motels with iconic neon signs, informative museums, local diners, fun souvenir shops, and outdoor excursions to experience and explore. At every turn of the eight states on Route 66 (Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) there is something new and unique to see. In fact, there is so much to see that it is nearly impossible to see everything in one go.

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Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins in Flagstaff, Arizona Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins in Flagstaff, Arizona

Route 66 was established in 1926, and it was decommissioned in 1985. Though the bustling two-lane highway once attracted heaps of visitors to the towns along the road, the emergence of Interstate 40 veered them away, leaving many of the once famous attractions that dotted the road in its wake. While there have been many…


Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru Sign in Grants, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru Sign in Grants, New Mexico

The Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru Sign in Grants, New Mexico is an 18-foot tall open Route 66 shield big enough to drive your car through. The attraction has become a popular photo op for road trippers to drive into, park their car, and hop out for some souvenir pics. The shape of the sign mimics…


Welcome to Shamrock Sign in Shamrock, Texas

Welcome to Shamrock Sign in Shamrock, Texas

Welcome to Shamrock, Texas! A small town on Route 66 with big ties to Ireland! While you’re in town visiting the Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café and staying at the Shamrock Country Inn, do an Irish jig on over to Blarney Stone Plaza to take some photos with this Welcome to Shamrock sign,…


Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona Route 66 Attraction

Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater in Winslow, Arizona, also known as Barringer Crater, is the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site. Around 50,000 years ago an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour jolted into the planet Earth with the energy of more than 20 million tons of TNT. This impact left behind a crater that today is nearly one…


“Dude Man” Cowboy Muffler man in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction

“Dude Man” Cowboy Muffler Man in Gallup, New Mexico

Muffler men roadside attractions are fiberglass giants who stand anywhere from 14 to 25 feet tall. Each has a similar design and was built between 1963 and 1972 by International Fiberglass in Venice, California. With signature stances, these big fiberglass men stood outside of muffler shops and other businesses to call attention from the road.…


Geronimo Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Attraction

Geronimo Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona

Geronimo Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona has been open since 1974. The business attracts Route 66 travelers and I-40 road trippers with a series of roadside billboards advertising it’s wares and unusual on-site attraction: the World’s Largest Petrified Tree. Inside Geronimo Trading Post you’ll find Route 66 souvenirs alongside local crafts and other unique…


Mega Mayor Muffler Man in St Roberts, Missouri Route 66 roadside attraction

Uranus Mega Mayor Muffler Man in St. Robert, Missouri

What do you do when you already own one of the weirdest stops on Route 66? Add more weird! And what better way to do that than by adding a muffler man roadside attraction. Better yet, a custom made muffler man modeled after yourself. Find the Mega Mayor Muffler Man in St. Robert, Missouri, just…


Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Golden Driller statue was first brought to Tulsa, Oklahoma (then known as the “oil capital of the world”) by a Texas oilfield supplier who came for a trade show at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Two smaller versions were brought over in years previously, but this one, the largest at 76 feet tall, was installed…


Route 66 End of the Trail Sign in Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign in Santa Monica, California

If you've journeyed 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles you'll probably want to celebrate the accomplishment. There is no better place to do so than here: the Route 66 End of the Trail Sign in Santa Monica, California. The End of Trail sign is located at Santa Monica Pier in California. It's much different…


Route 66 Alignment at Petrified Forest National Park on Arizona Route 66

Route 66 Alignment & Exhibit in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Route 66 was commissioned in 1926, creating a road that took travelers all the way from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. As the journey traversed northeastern Arizona the road wound right through what is now Petrified Forest National Park. Route 66 here was closed down in 1958 and the road was decommissioned altogether in…


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