Greetings from Galena Mural

Galena, Kansas

KansasRoadside Attraction

When traveling Kansas Route 66, be sure to pull over and visit the Greetings from Galena Mural in Galena, Kansas and also check out some of the popular sites depicted within.

The Route 66 mural was designed by Chris Auckerman and Jon White of Images in Tile in 2013. Find it surrounded by a small mural park on the southwest corner of Seventh and Main streets in Galena.

Made from over 400 15-inch ceramic tiles, the mural depicts a powder blue 1957 Chevrolet pulling onto Main Street alongside some of the famous Kansas Route 66 stops in town. Look close to find the old jail, the haunted bordello mansion, and Cars on the Route, complete with the old car that inspired Tow Mater, the popular character from Disney’s Cars.

Across the top is printed, “Greetings from Galena on Historic Route 66” and it includes the Michael Wallis quote, “Route 66. Just the name is magic. It will always mean going somewhere.” Michael Wallis’s name is also spelled out in the skid marks left from the car. He was the author of Route 66: The Mother Road and the voice of the sheriff in Cars.

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Greetings from Galena Mural in Galena, Kansas

Greetings from Galena Mural

Address:
700 S Main St, Galena, KS 66739

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Cost:
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Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Greetings from Galena Mural in Galena, Kansas, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Kansas is the shortest state on Route 66 with only 13 miles of road.
  • There is plenty of street parking in Galena. Park your car to see this roadside attraction and visit the other attractions and businesses in town.

Where to Stay Near the Greetings from Galena Mural

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest with a stay at one of these hotels near this Kansas Route 66 roadside attraction.

Boots Court Motel

The Boots Motel in Carthage, Missouri opened in 1939. This historic Route 66 motor hotel hosted actor Clark Gable numerous times.

Stay on 66

With only 13 miles of road, there aren’t too many motels on Kansas Route 66. Stay on 66 fills a need with boutique B&B experiences. With properties like the The Old Riverton Post B&B in Riverton and The Mollie Retreat on Route 66 in Galena, you have warm options if you want to spend the night in Kansas.

The Old Riverton Post B&B

The Mollie Retreat on Route 66

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