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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Gearhead Curios in Galena, Kansas

Gearhead Curios in Galena, Kansas

The historic 1939 Texaco gas station in Galena, Kansas had seen better days. That is until an army veteran got involved. The now-restored Texaco station on Route 66 has a refreshed appearance and bright neon and is home to Gearhead Curios and a nod to Cars. Army and Coast Guard veteran Aaron Perry, of Wakarusa,…


2nd Amendment Cowboy Muffler Man in Amarillo, Texas Roadside Attraction on Route 66

2nd Amendment Cowboy Muffler Man in Amarillo, Texas

The 2nd Amendment Cowboy muffler man is a roadside attraction in Amarillo, Texas. It’s hard to miss this giant man with a controversial message, located just down the road from the famed Cadillac Ranch on Route 66. Muffler men roadside attractions are fiberglass giants who stand anywhere from 14 to 25 feet tall. Each has…


Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Original Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona Route 66 Museum and Gift Shop

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo’s Original Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona

Angel Delgadillo was a barber for nearly 50 years. But he’s just as known for being the “Guardian Angel” of Route 66. Visit him and his legacy at Angel & Vilma Delgadillo’s Original Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona. Angel Delgadillo was born on April 19, 1927. He was raised on Route 66, and…


Leaning Tower of Texas in Groom, Texas Route 66 roadside attraction

Leaning Tower of Texas in Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas, also known as the Leaning Tower of Britten, is just that: a leaning water tower located, appropriately, in Texas. Found along the former Route 66, now US Interstate 40, you can’t miss seeing this odd site from the road. This Texas Route 66 roadside attraction was once a normal, functioning…


Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona Route 66 Souvenir Shop and Roadside Attraction

Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona

Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona is a Route 66 institution that has been attracting travelers through warm hospitality and clever marketing since the 1940s. Jack Rabbit Trading Post is a convenience store and curio shop famously located on Route 66. It’s the perfect place to pick up your favorite road trip souvenir,…


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,…


Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park in Foyil, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park in Foyil, Oklahoma

Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park in Foyil, Oklahoma is known as the “World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole” and largest example of a folk art environment in Oklahoma. The 9-acre Totem Pole Park is the work of Nathan Edward Galloway, who was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1880. Galloway enjoyed woodcarving as a child and grew…


El Reno Mother Road Monument in El Reno, Oklahoma Route 66 roadside attraction

El Reno Mother Road Monument in El Reno, Oklahoma

With a resurgence of Route 66 has come a resurgence in new Route 66 attractions. Many towns on the route are welcoming visitors with new roadside attractions and monuments erected to get you to pull over to take some selfies in town. El Reno Mother Road Monument in El Reno, Oklahoma was built for just…


Big Cowboy Boot in Shamrock, Texas Route 66 Roadside Attraction at Grif's Steakhouse/Big Vern's Steakhouse

Big Cowboy Boot in Shamrock, Texas

Find this Big Cowboy Boot roadside attraction in front of Grif’s Steakhouse in Shamrock, Texas (formerly Big Vern’s Steakhouse) on Route 66. Located in a former CITGO station, Big Vern’s Steakhouse was once a Shamrock institution. Known for its juicy steaks and tasty beer bread, the restaurant offered a delicious night out for cross-country travelers…


Abe Lincoln Rail Splitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Abe Lincoln Rail Splitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois

The Abe Lincoln Rail Splitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois is a clean-shaven, top-hat-less, ax-wielding fiberglass statue of a young Abraham Lincoln. The roadside attraction stands even taller that the 6'4" president at 30 feet tall! Why was Abraham Lincoln called the rail splitter? This nickname originated in the Illinois State Republican Convention in 1860, later…


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