Historic CONOCO Tower Station, Shamrock Texas
Route 66 Sights and places to see
Links to our webpages with information on all there is to do and see along US Route 66
Route 66 Towns
Main Street, Seligman, Arizona by A. Whittall
Our Towns page lists all the towns located along Route 66, state by state. Each town is a link, so you can click on any town to access full information on its sights and attractions.
For each town you can read about:
- An overview of the town and its attractons
- About: Facts & Trivia; History
- Weather, historic data and current Forecast
- Getting to the town, location and distances
- The town's Attractions & Sights: complete information.
- Hotels & lodging in the town and nearby.
- Map of the Town and Route 66
- The National and State Parks close to the town
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Landmarks & Sights along U.S. 66
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
by Richie Diesterheft
Our Landmarks page lists the main attractions along Route 66.
You can find them on a state by state basis; the states are listed alphabetically, and within each state we include links to the cities, towns and villages.
We also categorize the attractions and link them for easy access:
- Route 66 Motels
- Café, Trading Posts and Route 66 classics
- Service Stations
- Other Route 66 landmarks
See these examples....
Route 66 Classic Motels
The remains of the 1930s Avon Court, Afton, Oklahoma
by Larry Myhre
Historic Painted Desert Inn (Holbrook)
Historic Wigwam Motel (Holbrook)
Sunset Motel, Sands Motel, Cactus Motel and Lariat Motel (Moriarty)
El Vado Auto Court Motel (Albuquerque) Historic Site
De Anza Motor Lodge (Albuquerque) Historic Site
the Chelsea Motel (Chelsea) Historic Site
Riviera Courts Motel (Miami) Historic Site
Acme Courts & Avon Court (Afton)
Triangle Motel (Amarillo) Historic Site
Vega Motel (Vega) Historic Site
First Last Motel (Glenrio)
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Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari, New Mexico
Route 66 is dotted with many Historic Sites and places that have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Buildings, Diners, Motels, battlefields, POW Camps, bridges and segments of the Mother Road have been listed as Historic Places.
Find them and learn all about these historic sites by checking our Historic Sites page where we list them on a state by state basis.
Some examples of historic Motels, Curio shops and Trading Posts, and even a school:
Blue Swallow Motel (Tucumcari) Historic Site See photo
Maisel's Indian Trading Post (Albuquerque) Historic Site
Acoma Curio Shop (San Fidel) Historic Site
Rock Café (Stroud) Historic Site
First School in Oklahoma (Edmond) Historic Site
San Miguel Mission oldest church in the U.S. (Santa Fe) Historic Site
Historic Painted Desert Inn (Holbrook) Historic Site
Historic Wigwam Motel (Holbrook) Historic Site
> > More information: Historic Sites
National and State Parks
For those who enjoy the outdoors, we list all the National and State Parks that can be accessed from Route 66, either because they are located next to the highway or because they are close to it.
View of the Grand Canyon
> > More information: National & State Parks
State by State Attractions
Looking for something in particular? Feeling lucky? Try our State by State page where we list our "Top Ten" sights in each state so you can get a taste of what there is to see there.
> > More information: State by State our "Top Ten" sights
Wayside Motel on Route 66, Grants New Mexico
Hickory Cafe, Vega TX. Vintage Sign. A. Whittall
America, its culture, values and the Mother Road
Route 66 is the essence of Americana: The Mother Road as America's Main Street, embodies the core small town values of America, with its Mom-and-Pop stores, its vintage service stations, motels and diners. It is also a representation of freedom, a roaming, mobile and automobile-oriented society, where new horizons for personal growth and experiences can always be found. Travelers arrive from far away to experience "Americana" along Route 66, hear America's music, savor its food, see the horizon of the Far-West...
Some examples of Americana:
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