Nelson’s Old Riverton Store

Riverton, Kansas

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Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas (also known as The Eisler Brothers Old Riverton Store) is a Route 66 institution that predates the Mother Road itself.

The Kansas store has been in operation since 1925, before Route 66 was even designated. It was built by Leo Williams, who ran it as Williams Store until he died in 1948. After leasing it off for a few years, his wife Lora took over until the early 1970s. In 1973 Joe and Isabell Eisler then purchased the business. In 2011, their nephew, Scott Nelson (President of the Route 66 Association of Kansas) took over after managing the store for many prior years.The property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, hasn’t changed much over the years. You can find the red-brick facade and a pressed-tin ceiling billed tightly with wares.

You can stop by Nelson’s Old Riverton Store to pick up some groceries, local handicrafts, or Route 66 souvenirs. Be sure to grab a sandwich for the road at the deli, which features a variety of meats and cheeses such as Bologna, Chopped Ham, Pickle Loaf, Roast Beef, Turkey, Genoa Salami, Smoked Salami, American Cheese, Munster, Cheddar, Swiss, and Marble Jack.

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Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas Route 66

Nelson’s Old Riverton Store

Address:
7109 KS-66, Riverton, KS 66770

Hours:
8:30am-7pm (Monday-Saturday), 12-6pm (Sunday)

Cost:
$

Phone Number:
(620) 848-3330

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Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas Route 66
Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas Route 66
Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas Route 66
Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas Route 66

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas Route 66, here are some things to know before you go.

  • This location was one of the inspirations for the Pixar movie Cars. The shop appears in a behind-the-scenes documentary that plays continuously inside the store.
  • This location is a Route 66 souvenir shop, general store (with canned goods and other food staples), and deli. There are a variety of sandwich meats and cheeses to choose from, or look for their daily deli sandwich special.

Where to Stay Near Nelson’s Old Riverton Store

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.

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

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