Route 66 Roadside Attractions

Some of the best roadside attractions in America are Route 66 roadside attractions. Across all eight states of The Mother Road you’ll find a variety of fun, weird, quirky, and thoughtful attractions that are designed to get you to pull off the road to stay awhile.

Some of those attractions pre-date Route 66 itself, some were erected during its heyday, and some are brand spanking new. You’ll find world’s largest things, world’s smallest things, sculptures and statues, vintage service stations, famous billboards and signs, neon lights, eclectic murals, muffler men, and so much more. At every turn of the road there is something new to see and explore. And here’s the secret: all of them are worth pulling over for.

Looking for the best Route 66 roadside attractions to add to your road trip itinerary? Use the filters below to search our attractions directory by location or keyword to fill your travel plan. Whether you’re visiting just one of the eight states on The Mother Road (Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or California) or driving the entire journey from Chicago to Los Angeles (or vice versa), there are plenty of fun things to see awaiting you.

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Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyrus Avery is known as the father of Route 66. The Tulsa resident played a major role in creating the route while a member of the board that was appointed to create the Federal Highway System. He pushed for the establishment of the U.S. Highway 66 Association to pave and promote the highway that is…


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

Route 66 Midpoint Sign in Adrian, Texas

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…


The Lincoln Tomb in Springfield, Illinois Route 66 Tourist Attraction

The Lincoln Tomb in Springfield, Illinois

Visit the final resting place of the sixteenth president and his family at The Lincoln Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas are buried in the granite monument at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield (Robert, the eldest, is buried in Arlington…


East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint in Tulsa, Oklahoma - Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66

East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyrus Avery is known as "The Father of Route 66." The Tulsa resident played a major role in creating the route while serving as a member of the board that was appointed to create the Federal Highway System. He pushed for the establishment of the U.S. Highway 66 Association to pave and promote the highway…


Arcadia Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction and Landmark

Arcadia Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma

Traveling Route 66? One of the most iconic Route 66 stops is an unlikely attraction that comes in an unlikely shape: Arcadia Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Farmer William Harrison Odor built the oddly shaped barn in 1898. At 43-feet high and 60 feet in diameter, the unique construction was crafted by soaking native bur…


Old Trails Garage in Kingman, Arizona Route 66 Attraction

Old Trails Garage in Kingman, Arizona

The Old Trails Garage in Kingman, Arizona has stood in this location since 1915. J.W. Thompson built the building for M.G. Wagner, who originally had operated the business on South Front Street (now Topeka Street). Before the expanse of Route 66, Old Trails Garage sat on National Old Trails Road and provided service and repairs…


Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri Route 66 attraction

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri

This Route 66 attraction was once an essential part of the cross-country journey, taking travelers from Illinois, across the Mississippi river, and into Missouri (or vice versa). While you can no longer drive the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, it’s still worth a trip to walk (or bike) across and admire. The Old Chain of…


Rainbow Bridge in Baxter Springs, Kansas Route 66 Landmark and Attraction

Rainbow Bridge in Baxter Springs, Kansas

The Rainbow Bridge in Baxter Springs, Kansas. is an old bridge that spans over Brush Creek on Route 66. Technically called a “single-span concrete Marsh arch bridge” the more common moniker “rainbow bridge” is both prettier and simpler to say. The bridge was built in 1923 and was used until 1960. It was placed on…


Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas

The Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas was built in 1936. Located along Route 66, the art deco gas station and restaurant is sometimes referred to as “the Taj Mahal of Texas.” And it is easy to see why. The historic structure is made from concrete, stucco, glazed brick, and terra-cotta…


San Felipe de Neri Parish in Albuquerque, New Mexico

San Felipe de Neri Parish in Albuquerque, New Mexico

San Felipe de Neri Parish in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a historic place of worship that dates back to 1793. Located on the northern end of Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza, the church offers tours for visitors and services for parishioners. The church was originally founded under the direction of Fray Manuel Moreno in 1706. After…


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