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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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…


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…


Uranus, Missouri and the Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store in St Robert, Missouri

Uranus, Missouri and the Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store in St. Robert, Missouri

If you’re looking for a unique roadside attraction on Route 66, you’ve got to pick Uranus. Uranus, Missouri that is. Visit all the fun stops in the "town," pick up fudge or souvenirs at Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store, play mini golf at Putt Pirates, and check out all of the weird roadside attractions…


Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri Route 66 Motel

Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri

The Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri was built in 1946 and you can still spend the night at this classic Route 66 motel on your road trip. The site originally operated as a filling station and restaurant (Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop) and the motel was added on after the business relocated, though it is the…


Dog House Drive In in Albuquerque, New Mexico Route 66 Restaurant and Neon Sign

Dog House Drive In in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Dog House Drive In in Albuquerque, New Mexico is known for its fun neon sign, tasty chili cheese dogs, Route 66 location, and television cameos. Opened in 1948 by the Frank Mead family, the Albuquerque Dog House was originally located at 10th and Central. In 1967 Jimmy Hartley took over the restaurant and eventually…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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