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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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…


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…


Neon Sign at Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Motel

Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Motel Safari in Tucumcari, New Mexico is an iconic Route 66 motel that has been offering some of the best beds on the Mother Road for over 60 years. The Route 66 motel opened in 1959. Originally it operated as a Best Western Crown Motel and the famous sign was topped with a crown. Just…


La Cita Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Restaurant

La Cita Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Hungry in Tucumcari? Look for the giant sombrero. La Cita Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico serves tasty New Mexican favorites tucked away behind a sombrero-shaped entrance on Route 66. The La Cita Restaurant opened in 1940 on Route 66. Tucumcari was a popular stop for travelers on The Mother Road and became known for its…


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…


Tee Pee Curios in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Roadside Attraction and Souvenir Gift Shop

Tee Pee Curios in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Tee Pee Curios in Tucumcari, New Mexico is a tee pee-shaped building, souvenir gift shop, and Route 66 roadside attraction that is full of fun both inside and out! Built in 1944, the business originally operated as a Tee Pee Trading Post with a Gulf service station out front. Throughout the years, it went by…


Neon sign at Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico Route 66 Motel

Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Route 66 is famous for the bright neon signs that light up the way. And perhaps no neon sign on The Mother Road is more recognizable than the one at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The Blue Swallow Motel was built in 1939 by carpenter W.A. Huggins. It opened soon after, around…


Welcome to Shamrock Sign in Shamrock, Texas

Welcome to Shamrock Sign in Shamrock, Texas

Welcome to Shamrock, Texas! A small town on Route 66 with big ties to Ireland! While you’re in town visiting the Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café and staying at the Shamrock Country Inn, do an Irish jig on over to Blarney Stone Plaza to take some photos with this Welcome to Shamrock sign,…


Desert Hills Motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Motel and Neon Sign

Desert Hills Motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Desert Hills Motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been serving Route 66 travelers since 1953. This budget-friendly Route 66 motel features 50 rooms lined up diagonally around a U-shaped courtyard. Enjoy king-sized beds, air conditioning, refrigerators, and complimentary WiFi. Free parking is available right outside your door! Some rooms come with kitchenettes and guest laundry facilities…


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,…


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