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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National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

The National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma celebrates the Mother Road in both Oklahoma and beyond. Focused on the people who lived and work on Route 66, along with the automobiles and places that defined it, the museum campus offers an interactive tour through history. With five museums in one, be sure to…


Historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico Route 66 Motel

Historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico

“Charm of Yesterday, Convenience of Tomorrow.” Experience both when you book a room in a classic Route 66 motel that has been attracting travelers, and celebrities, since the 1930s: El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico. The now historic El Rancho Hotel opened in Gallup, New Mexico in 1936. The hotel was conceived by R.E.…


Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma Route 66 Restaurant

Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma

Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma has been a popular stop for a bite to eat on Route 66 since 1963. Tom Schwartz opened the restaurant in 1963. Located on Route 66 and Jefferson Highway, it soon became a welcome stop for travelers. In 2011 Alan and Beth Hilburn (high school sweethearts who have been married…


66 Bowl Sign in Chandler, Oklahoma Route 66 Neon Sign

66 Bowl Sign in Chandler, Oklahoma

The vintage 66 Bowl Sign in Chandler, Oklahoma is a repurposed neon sign from the former ten-pin 66 Bowl in Oklahoma City. That Route 66 bowling alley featured 24 lanes and operated from 1959 to 2010. When the long-loved business closed down the sign was auctioned off and sold for $3,900. It has since been…


El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona Route 66 Motel with Theme Rooms

El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona

El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Arizona is Route 66 motel known for its theme rooms and the bright neon sign that towers over the property. Pull off the road, book a room, and spend the night in one of their Hollywood themed rooms on Route 66! "Trovatore" is Italian for troubadour or traveler, making it…


Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa, Oklahoma was erected in 1934 when Meadow Gold Dairy installed it at 11th & Lewis. For decades this giant neon sign served as a landmark in Tulsa, even though the business was long gone. But, in 2004, when a new owner took control of the property and wanted to…


Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Attraction

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 was opened by Mary Beth Babcock in 2018. The quirky shop is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a repurposed classic 1950’s PEMCO gas station.  Visit the Route 66 souvenir shop to take home a memento of your road trip trip. Find Buck Atom's and Route 66 t-shirts, mugs, magnets,…


Crossroads of America Sign in Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Crossroads of America Sign in Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Sapulpa, Oklahoma is known as “The Crossroads of America” due to its location on U.S. Highway 66 (once the main east/west highway of the western United States) and U.S. Highway 75 (which used to run from Canada to the Gulf Coast at Galveston, Texas but now stops in Dallas). At the intersection of Route 66…


Neon sign with cow at Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Restaurant

Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico

If staying in “Tucumcari Tonite” on your Route 66 road trip, you’re going to need to eat. Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico has something for everyone, offering a a satisfying lunch or dinner with a nostalgic twist. Just look for the iconic neon sign topped with a cow! Del Akin built Del’s Restaurant in…


Copper Cart & Route 66 Motoporium in Seligman, Arizona

Copper Cart & Route 66 Motoporium in Seligman, Arizona

Known for its iconic neon sign and great Mexican food, the Copper Cart in Seligman, Arizona was once one of the most popular Route 66 restaurants in town. You can no longer get food at this establishment, but you can still come inside: the building is now home to the Route 66 Motoporium. The Copper…


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