Luigi's Pit Stop

Galena, Kansas

KansasRoadside Attraction

If you need a fun pit stop when driving Route 66 in Kansas, this stop is for you: Luigi’s Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas.

Luigi’s Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas features fun, interactive murals and cars decked out to resemble the popular characters from the 2006 Pixar movie Cars. The Kansas Route 66 roadside attraction is named after the character Luigi, a yellow 1959 Fiat 500 and longtime Radiator Springs resident who owns the tire shop “Luigi’s Casa Della Tires.”

Luigi is the centerpiece of this Route 66 attraction. A fun three-dimensional mural features a replica of the yellow Fiat bursting out of a wall adorned with paintings of other cars topped with the message, “Welcome Piston Cup Race Fans.” Next to him is a green air pump that serves as a donation jar.

But Luigi isn’t the only Cars character at this Kansas roadside attraction.

Displayed high on a pole you’ll find a 1949 Mercury police car representing the Sheriff of Radiator Springs. The black and white vintage vehicle features the Radiator Springs logo on its door and the signature of Michael Wallis, a Route 66 historian and author who voiced the Sheriff in the Cars movies.

Another addition is Lightning McQueen himself. Unveiled in November 2021, this bright red race car features McQueen’s signature blue eyes and smile along with decals like the Rust-Ez ad he’s known for donning.

These Cars cars surround a pavilion that’s been painted with more fun murals and photo ops that give nods to the movie, Route 66, Kansas, and even The Wizard of Oz.

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Cars Sheriff police car replica in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Luigi's Pit Stop

Address:
205 Front St, Galena, KS 66739

Hours:
Visible 24/7

Cost:
Free (Donations Accepted)

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Luigi Cars replica at Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
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Cars movie mural at Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
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Route 66 murals at Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Lightning McQueen Cars replica at Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Lightning McQueen Cars replica at Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Cars Sheriff police car replica in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Cars Sheriff police car replica in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Cars Sheriff police car replica in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Luigi's Pit Stop in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Cars Sheriff police car replica in Galena, Kansas Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Luigi’s Pit Stop 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.
  • Pull over to park on the gravel beside this Kansas Route 66 attraction.
  • Located just down the block from another Cars-related roadside attraction: Cars on the Route.
  • While in the area, check out more of the best attractions on Route 66 in Galena, Kansas.

Where to Stay Near Luigi’s Pit Stop

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.

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