Route 66 Midpoint Sign

Adrian, Texas

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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 Chicago and 1,139 miles from the ending point in California, you just have to pull over to take photos at the Route 66 Midpoint Sign.

The Route 66 Midpoint Sign officially marks the point on the road where you’re halfway through your journey on Route 66. It is a popular stopping point for Route 66 road trippers to take a breather, stretch their legs, and grab some Instagram selfies in a pure, “I made it!” moment (along with the Route 66 begins sign in Chicago and the Route 66 end sign in Santa Monica).

In addition to a giant signpost there is also a big white line painted across the road, straddling the exact halfway point, along with several painted shields.

Across the street from the Midpoint sign is the Midpoint Cafe, one of the oldest continually operating cafes on Route 66. Stop in for breakfast, a hamburger, or one of their world famous “ugly” pies and don’t forget to shop for a souvenir before you go!

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

Route 66 Midpoint Sign

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Address:
305 Historic Rte 66, Adrian, TX 79001

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

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the Route 66 Midpoint Sign in Adrian, Texas, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Look both ways! While there isn’t too much traffic on Route 66 in Adrian, be sure to keep an eye on the road as you’re driving in or walking across the street! With the cafe on one side, sign on the other, and shield markers on the road, you’ll want to keep an eye out for pedestrians and cars.
  • New Mexico observes Mountain time and Texas is in the Central time zone. So, if you’re driving east, you’ll lose an hour on the way to the midpoint.
  • Be sure to stop across the road for breakfast, lunch, or a slice of ugly pie at the Route 66 Midpoint Cafe!

Where to Stay Near the Route 66 Midpoint Sign

Adrian, Texas is located between Amarillo, Texas and Tucumcari, New Mexico, so if you’re looking to spend the night near this Route 66 attraction, you’ll probably will want to look for hotels in Tucumcari or Amarillo!

The Big Texan Motel

The Big Texan Steak Ranch is best known for its 72-ounce steak challenge. Whether you try to beat the clock for a free meal or not, you can mosey on over across the parking lot to extend your visit at the Big Texan Motel. Attached to the world famous steakhouse, the Big Texan Motel in Amarillo, Texas features 54 units and a Western theme.

Blue Swallow Motel

With one of the most recognizable neon signs on Route 66, the Blue Swallow Motel is a must-add for your travel itinerary, whether you spend the night or not. The motel has been operating since 1939 and offers warm hospitality, comfy beds, a touch of nostalgia, and a convenient location near everything you’ll want to see in Tucumcari.

Motel Safari

Motel Safari is a classic 1959 Route 66 motor inn. Look for its historic camel sign, Googie architecture, mid-century modern decor, custom furniture, memorabilia, murals, and vintage billboard ads. The hotel also features modern amenities like flat screen TVs, free wi-fi, and “the best beds on the Mother Road.”

Stopping in nearby Amarillo on your Route 66 road trip? Enhance your visit with a tour! Whether you love the outdoors, walking tours, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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  1. I always have to stop here when I’m in the area! I mean, why wouldn’t you? It’s the perfect Route 66 photo opp to celebrate making it halfway (even if you haven’t even driven the entire half)!

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