Texas Route 66 Attractions

Around 178 miles of Route 66 stretch through Texas, the midpoint on your Mother Road journey. Connecting between Oklahoma and New Mexico, there are quintessential Texas Route 66 attractions to see at every turn of the road.

You’ll find quirky roadside attractions, informative museums, historical landmarks, and classic motels and hotels on this stretch of your road trip. You can even try to earn a free 72-ounce steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch or eat some pie to celebrate making it halfway to your destination at the Midpoint Cafe.

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Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas

The Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas was built in 1936. Located along Route 66, the art deco gas station and restaurant is sometimes referred to as “the Taj Mahal of Texas.” And it is easy to see why. The historic structure is made from concrete, stucco, glazed brick, and terra-cotta…


Route 66 Midpoint Sign in Adrian, Texas - Route 66 Attraction

Route 66 Midpoint Sign in Adrian, Texas

It’s “more than two thousand miles all the way” to travel Route 66 from Chicago to California. 2,278 miles to be exact. So, it’s only fitting that at mile 1,139, in either direction, there’d be an attraction marking the spot. As you pass through Adrian, Texas, a town 1,139 miles from the starting point in…


VW Slug Bug Ranch in Panhandle, Texas Route 66 Roadside Attraction

VW Slug Bug Ranch in Panhandle, Texas (In Transition)

Slug bug! VW Slug Bug Ranch in Panhandle, Texas is a Route 66 roadside attraction that features several of Volkswagen Beetles buried nose deep in a row. VW Slug Bug Ranch (also referred to as Bug Ranch, VW Ranch, Buggy Farm, or Bug Farm) might not be as famous as its Cadillac counterpart over at…


2nd Amendment Cowboy Muffler Man in Amarillo, Texas Roadside Attraction on Route 66

2nd Amendment Cowboy Muffler Man in Amarillo, Texas

The 2nd Amendment Cowboy muffler man is a roadside attraction in Amarillo, Texas. It’s hard to miss this giant man with a controversial message, located just down the road from the famed Cadillac Ranch on Route 66. Muffler men roadside attractions are fiberglass giants who stand anywhere from 14 to 25 feet tall. Each has…


Leaning Tower of Texas in Groom, Texas Route 66 roadside attraction

Leaning Tower of Texas in Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas, also known as the Leaning Tower of Britten, is just that: a leaning water tower located, appropriately, in Texas. Found along the former Route 66, now US Interstate 40, you can’t miss seeing this odd site from the road. This Texas Route 66 roadside attraction was once a normal, functioning…


Big Cowboy Boot in Shamrock, Texas Route 66 Roadside Attraction at Grif's Steakhouse/Big Vern's Steakhouse

Big Cowboy Boot in Shamrock, Texas

Find this Big Cowboy Boot roadside attraction in front of Grif’s Steakhouse in Shamrock, Texas (formerly Big Vern’s Steakhouse) on Route 66. Located in a former CITGO station, Big Vern’s Steakhouse was once a Shamrock institution. Known for its juicy steaks and tasty beer bread, the restaurant offered a delicious night out for cross-country travelers…


Shamrock Mural in Shamrock, Texas Route 66 Attraction

Shamrock Mural in Shamrock, Texas

Shamrock, Texas is known for its Irish roots and its location on Route 66. The Shamrock Mural in town celebrates all the best the town has to offer. The large Shamrock mural was created by artist Joey Martinez and supported by the Shamrock Chamber of Commerce in 2019. The artwork features a large script font…


Route 66 Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas - Route 66 restaurant in Texas

Route 66 Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas

When you’re here, you’re halfway there! And where is there? Either Chicago or Los Angeles, depending on whether you're driving eastbound or westbound on Route 66. The Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas is located at the halfway point of The Mother Road and is a must stop for breakfast, lunch, or a slice of pie…


The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas Route 66 Restaurant

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas

More than 10,000 people have come, eaten, and conquered a meal that’s as big as Texas itself at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas: the 72 oz. Steak Challenge. The Big Texan restaurant first opened its doors in 1960. Originally located on Route 66 the restaurant relocated to its current location on Interstate…


Fake Blarney Stone in Shamrock, Texas Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Fake Blarney Stone in Shamrock, Texas

Top O’ the mornin to ya from Shamrock, Texas! This small town on Route 66 celebrates its Irish heritage in many ways. If you’re searching for their famed piece of Ireland’s Blarney Stone…this isn’t it. But this Fake Blarney Stone is still a roadside attraction worth seeking out. But maybe not worth kissing. Blarney Castle,…


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