Route 66 Rocker

Cuba, Missouri

MissouriRoadside Attraction

In 2008, the “World’s Largest Rocking Chair” was erected on historic Route 66 outside the Fanning Outpost General Store in Cuba, Missouri. Though the official title has since been relinquished, and it is now known as the Route 66 Rocker — it’s still the biggest rocking chair on Route 66!

Designed by John R. Bland and fabricated by Joe Medwick, the chair stands at 42 feet tall and 20 feet wide and weighs 27,500 pounds — it was once the biggest rocker in all of America! It was even Guinness World Record certified as the world’s largest rocker beating out the former champion, Big John in Franklin, Indiana.

Originally painted black and white, the structure is made from welded steel and actually is a fully functioning rocking chair (it had to be in order to secure a Guinness world record), but soon after construction, due to safety concerns it was firmly bolted in place. Also due to safety concerns: no one is actually allowed to climb up and grab a seat (save for special events like Picture on Rocker Day — where it’s open to the public for photo ops).

In 2015 Missouri’s World’s Largest Rocking Chair was repainted bright red and renamed with a new moniker: Route 66 Red Rocker. While there was no official word, the name change and red rocking chair makeover was most likely due to losing its title as world’s biggest rocking chair. (Currently where is the world’s largest rocking chair located? A new 56.5-foot-tall rocking chair was built in Casey, Illinois and now holds the title of world’s largest rocker.)

Unfortunately, in 2016, the Fanning 66 outpost shuttered its doors and closed up but was eventually bought by a new owner and the former world’s largest rocking chair was painted orange. The giant chair, now known as the Route 66 Rocker or the largest rocking chair on Route 66, is still standing and you can still stop by for a visit.

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Route 66 Rocker in Cuba, Missouri Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Route 66 Rocker

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
5957 State Hwy ZZ, Cuba, MO 65453

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Visible 24/7

Cost:
Free

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Route 66 Rocker in Cuba, Missouri Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the Route 66 Rocker in Cuba, Missouri, here are some things to know before you go.

  • You can find this Missouri roadside attraction at Fanning 66 Outpost. While the store has limited ours (8am-6pm Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday), this giant rocking chair is always visible for photos!
  • If the store is open, stop inside for a snack or souvenir!

Where to Stay Near the Route 66 Rocker

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest on your road trip with a stay at one of these Missouri hotels near Route 66.

Wagon Wheel Motel

The closest hotel near the Route 66 Rocker is Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri. THis historic accommodation is the oldest continually operated motel on Route 66. This iconic motel has offered lodging to travelers since 1938 and is now fully restored.

The Manor House Inn

The Manor House Inn (formerly The Lenz HoMoTel and The Lenz Manor) was built in 1903. In 1932, it opened as a motel and continues serving travelers until 1975. In 2028 it was acquired by new owners who restored and updated the property, allowing them to open their doors to travelers once again.

The Wildwood Hotel

The Wildwood Hotel is a quiet boutique hotel located near St. Louis in Wildwood Town Center. With a charming French chateau-style architecture and warm European country lodge ambiance, the property offer free daily continental breakfast, complimentary WiFi, and a heated indoor pool with hot tub.

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

An icon since 1894, the St. Louis Union Station is a vintage gem wrapped in elegant archways and décor. Admire the famous Grand Hall, experience all the on-site attractions, enjoy 3D light shows and a 100-foot waterfall, and access the fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool. All just a mile from downtown St. Louis and a short drive to Route 66 attractions.

Enhance your visit to the St. Louis area with a tour! Whether you love family-friendly adventures, landmarks, or nature there are plenty of options for everyone.

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1 Review of Route 66 Rocker in Cuba, Missouri

  1. Love this Route 66 roadside attraction! I first saw it years ago back when it actually was the world’s largest rocking chair! (I’ve now seen all three of the top ones, including the giant rocking chair in Casey, Illinois.) Despite losing the title, this is still a great roadside attraction and definitely worth pulling over for!

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