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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Gary's Gay Parita in Ash Grove, Missouri Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Gary’s Gay Parita in Ash Grove, Missouri

Gary's Gay Parita on Route 66 in Ash Grove, Missouri is a replica of a 1934 Sinclair service station complete with original pumps, Route 66 memorabilia, and one of the largest road shields on Route 66. In 1930 Fred and Gay Mason established Gay Parita Sinclair Service in Missouri. In 2006 the site was restored by…


Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station in Dwight, Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction

Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station in Dwight, Illinois

Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station in Dwight, Illinois was built by Jack Shore in 1933 along historic Route 66. Also known as the Ambler-Becker Station, Vernon’s Texaco Station, or Becker’s Marathon Gas Station, the service station operated for around 66 years, making it the longest operating service station on The Mother Road. The Route 66 gas…


Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station in Baxter Springs, Kansas Route 66 Visitor Center and Roadside Attraction

Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station in Baxter Springs, Kansas

The Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station in Baxter Springs, Kansas has been a Route 66 attraction since 1930. It now serves as a Kansas Route 66 Visitor Center where you can learn about the past, plan your future travels, and maybe even meet a local celebrity. The Baxter Springs Independent Oil and…


Magnolia Gas Station in Vega, Texas Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Magnolia Gas Station in Vega, Texas

The Magnolia Gas Station in Vega, Texas was built in 1924 by Col J. T. Owen. For decades the stop provided fuel for locals alongside travelers on Route 66 and the Ozark Trail. The two-story building allowed for the business to operate downstairs while the operator could live in an apartment upstairs. While the business…


Standard Oil Filling Station in Odell, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Standard Oil Filling Station in Odell, Illinois

The Standard Oil Filling Station in Odell, Illinois was built in 1932 by Patrick O’Donnell. Constructed a few years after Route 66 was routed through town, it became a popular spot for fueling vehicles on the Mother Road. The Odell service station was built in a “House and Canopy” or “Domestic” style that resembled a…


Dairy King in Commerce, Oklahoma

Dairy King in Commerce, Oklahoma

You can’t travel Route 66 without stopping at this vintage service station turned restaurant: Dairy King in Commerce, Oklahoma. Come for the vintage decor and stay for some ice cream and a famous Route 66 cookie. Built into an old cottage-style gas station, the Dairy King location started its life as a Marathon station in…


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,…


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…


Vintage yellow and red Shell Gas Station - Soulsby Service Station in Mount Olive, Illinois Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Soulsby Service Station in Mount Olive, Illinois

Soulsby Service Station in Mount Olive, Illinois is a historic gas station that served Route 66 travelers for decades. This site is one of the oldest and longest-running service stations on all of Route 66 and the oldest usable service station on the highway in Illinois. Henry Soulsby built the Shell station in 1926 and…


Allen’s Conoco Fillin’ Station in Commerce, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Allen’s Conoco Fillin’ Station in Commerce, Oklahoma

Allen’s Conoco Fillin’ Station in Commerce, Oklahoma is a Route 66 gem. While you won’t be able to fill up your tank here, you will get your fill of nostalgia for the glory days of the Mother Road. Appropriately known as the “Hole in the Wall Conoco Station,” this old cottage-style service station was built…


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