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Landmarks on Route 66

All Route 66's monuments, memorials, classic places & landmarks

City by city detail of Route 66 landmarks in each state: Full information on each of the sights, attractions and landmarks that are located along the U.S. Route 66. See the State by State, landmark by landmark list below and click on the links for full details.

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Landmarks & Sights along U.S. Route 66

States are listed alphabetically. Towns from East to West within each state.


Standing on a Corner, mural and statue, Winslow, AZ. Route 66

The "Standing on a Corner" mural and statue,
by Static Image by Google Street View

Arizona and its Route 66 Landmarks

Click on the towns linked below for a full and detailed information on each landmark, classic US 66 attraction and marker in Arizona.

Alphabetical list of Route 66 Towns in Arizona

Click to find out about their landmarks

From meteor craters (in Barringer) to meteor fields (in Holbrook), from amazing National Parks and Monuments (Petrified Forest and Grand Canyon) to ghost towns, Arizona has a wide variety of landmarks apart from the classic ones (motels, diners, cafes, bridges and original road alignments).

Landmarks along Route 66 in Arizona

Blue Mesa region of the Painted Desert  in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Blue Mesa region of the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. by Joyradost

Natural landmarks

Petrified Forest National Park (Holbrook)
Meteor fall of 1912 (Holbrook)
Little Painted Desert (Winslow)
Barringer Crater (Barringer Crater)
Wupatki National Monument (Flagstaff)
Sunset Crater National Monument (Flagstaff)
Grand Canyon National Park (from Williams or Flagstaff).
Diamond Creek (Peach Springs)

Motel 66 Flagstaff, Route 66

Motel 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, by A. Whittall

Route 66 Motels

Historic Painted Desert Inn (Holbrook)
Historic Wigwam Motel (Holbrook)
Vintage Route 66 motels (Holbrook)
Travel Lodge Motel (Winslow)
Navajo Lodge (Winslow)
Bazell Modern Court (Winslow)
Marble Motel (Winslow)
La Posada Hotel (Winslow)
The Spur Motel (Flagstaff)
Western Hills Motel (Flagstaff)
Motel 66 (Flagstaff)
Grand Canyon Hotel (Williams)
Bethel's Motel (Williams)

Frontier Motel

Frontier Motel, Truxton
by Carol Highsmith

Sun Dial Motel (Williams)
Mt. Williams Motel (Williams)
Del Sue Hotel (Williams)
Court Deluxe Motel (Seligman)
Historic Cottage Hotel (Seligman)
Supai Motel (Seligman)
Aztec Motel (Seligman)
Frontier Motel and Café (Truxton)
Siesta Motel (Kingman)
Bell Motel (Kingman)
El Trovatore Motel (Kingman)
Arcadia Lodge (Kingman)
Astro - Space Age Motel (Kingman)

Grand Canyon Arizona, Route 66

Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, Arizona, by A. Whittall

Cafés, Trading Posts and Route 66 classics

Painted Desert Trading Posts (Holbrook)
Little Lithodendron Wash Bridge (Holbrook)
Bucket of Blood Saloon (Holbrook)
Rainbow Rock Shop (Holbrook)
Joe & Aggie's Cafe (Holbrook)
Howdy Hanks Trading Post (Joseph City)
Ella's Frontier Trading Post (Joseph City)
the Jack Rabbit Trading Post (Joseph City)
Hubbell Trading Post (Winslow)
Meteor City Trading Post (Meteor City)
Route 66 Canyon Diablo Bridge (Two Guns)
Apache Death Cave (Two Guns)
Twin Arrows Trading Post (Twin Arrows)
Parks General Store (Parks)
Snow Cap Drive-In (Seligman)
Angel & Vilma Delgadillo Gift Shop (Seligman)
Historic Seligman Sundries
Black Cat Bar (Seligman)
Historic Peach Springs Trading Post
Jade Chinese Restaurant (Kingman)
Casa Linda Café (Kingman)
Cool Springs (Kingman)


California ¦ Arizona ¦ New Mexico ¦ Texas ¦ Oklahoma ¦ Kansas ¦ Missouri Illinois

Towns in California, From East to West along Route 66

Landmarks on U.S. Highway 66 in California

Classic Route 66 Motel sign in Needles, Route 66, California

Route 66 Motel sign in Needles, California. Renjishino

Cafes and Restaurants

Wayside Cafe (Essex)
Roy's Motel and Café (Amboy)
Old Ludlow Cafe (Ludlow)
Ludlow Cafe (Ludlow)
Bagdad Cafe (Newberry Springs)
Poes Café (Newberry Springs) Gone
Kelley's Restaurant Sign (Daggett)
The Iron Hog Saloon (Oro Grande)
Emma Jean's Café and Truck Stop (Victorville)
Summit Cafe (Cajon Pass)
Bono's Restaurant and Deli (Fontana)
The Magic Lamp (Rancho Cucamonga)

Bagdad Cafe, Newberry Springs, California

Bagdad Cafe, Newberry Springs, California, Vicente Villamón

Sycamore Inn (Rancho Cucamonga)
Tugboat Annie's (Claremore)
Mr. D's Diner (La Verne)
La Paloma Restaurant (La Verne)
Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse (San Dimas)
Golden Spur (Glendora)
The Hat Pastrami (Glendora)
Denny's Windmill Restaurant (Arcadia)
Gus's Barbecue (South Pasadena)

Ruins and Ghost Towns

Summit Cafe, Filling Station and cabins (Summit)
Bagdad (Bagdad)
Siberia (Siberia)
Calico Ghost Town (Daggett)

Route 66 Motels

Roy's Cafe Motel in Amboy, Route 66 California

Roy's Motel and Cafe in Amboy Photographersnature

Chambless Camp (Chambless)
Roy's Motel and Café (Amboy)
Post Office and Motel (Ludlow)
Henning Motel (Newberry Springs)
Stone Hotel (Daggett)

Vintage trucks at former Ritchfield service station in Ludlow, Route 66 California

Two old trucks at the Service Station in Ludlow, Darin Marshall

Lenwood Radio Auto Camp (Lenwood)
The Dunes Motel (Lenwood)
Sage Brush Inn (Helendale)
Green Tree Inn (Victorville)
Green Spot Motel (Victorville)
New Corral Motel (Victorville)

more Motels....

El Rey Motel (Rialto)
Rex Motel (Rialto)
Fiesta Motel (Rialto)

City of Hope Mural, Duarte, CA

Detail of "History of Medicine" Duarte, CA, photo: Gray Brechin

Red Chief Motel (Rancho Cucamonga)
New Kansan Motel (Rancho Cucamonga)
Stardust Motel (Pomona)
20th Century Motel (Glendora)
Palm Tropics Motel (Glendora)
Stardust Motel (Azusa)
Colonial Inn (Azusa)
El Rancho Motel (Duarte)
Aztec Hotel Historic Site (Monrovia)
The Leven Oaks Hotel (Monrovia)
Oak Park Motel (Monrovia)
Frontier Motel (Arcadia)
Flamingo Motel (Arcadia)
Hotel Shirley (Sierra Madre)

Pasada Motel
Vagabond Inn (former Imperial 400 Motel)
Astro Motel (Now Knights Inn)
La Casa Inn (Now Swiss Lodge)

Service Stations and Garages

giant orange-shaped fruit stand at Bono’s, Fontana

The Giant Orange fruit stand at Bono's, Fontana CA

Wheelers Flying A Service Station (Needles)
Old Trails Inn gas station (Needles)
Service Stations (Needles)
Carty's Camp Shell station (Needles)
Roadrunner's Retreat (Chambless)
Wayside Cafe (Essex)
Richfield Service Station (Ludlow)
Old Filling Station (Ludlow)
Whiting Brothers (Dry Creek) Service Station (Newberry Springs)
Mugwumps Service Station (Daggett)
Barstow Garage (Barstow)
Old Service Station (Lenwood)
Polly Gas Station Sign (Helendale)
Watson's Richfield Station (Helendale)
Mohawk Service Station (Oro Grande)
Wilshire Service Station (San Bernardino)
Cucamonga Service Station (Rancho Cucamonga)
Vintage Gas Station (Pomona)
Art Deco US Gas service station (Glendora)
vintage service station (Azusa)
Flying A Service Station (Monrovia)
Monrovia Gas Station (Monrovia)
Antique Service Station (Monrovia)
"Shed" style gas station (Los Angeles)
Union 76 Service Station (Beverly Hills)

the Wigwam Motel on Route 66 in San Bernardino, California

Wigwam Motel Route 66 San Bernardino.Marcin Wichary


Western America Railroad Museum (Barstow)
Route 66 Mother Road Museum (Barstow)
Mojave River Valley Museum (Barstow)
Desert Discovery Center (Barstow)
California Route 66 Museum (Victorville)
La Brea Tar Pits (Los Angeles)

Miscellaneous Sights: Oddities, Kitsch, Americana and interesting sights

Borax Wagon (Needles)
Mystic Maze (Needles)
Tom's Certified Welding & Machine Shop (Barstopw)
Bottle Tree Ranch (Helendale)
Giant Orange (Fontana)
Oldest Winery in California (1839) (Rancho Cucamonga)
Giant Cup of Coffee (Upland)
GuinessRecord breaking Wisteria vine (Sierra Madre)
Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain (South Pasadena)
location for the "Halloween" Movie (South Pasadena)
Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Chicken Boy - giant statue (Los Angeles)
Sunset Strip (West Hollywood)
Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills)

Natural Landmarks

Amboy Crater (Amboy)
Pisgah Crater (Newberry Springs)
The San Andreas Fault (Cajon Pass)
Arrowhead (San Bernardino)

Movie Theatres and Drive In Theatres

Skyline Drive In movie theatre (Barstow)
Barlen Drive In Movie Theater (Lenwood)
Art Deco theater (Fontana)
Grove Theater (Upland)
Historic Pomona Fox Theater (Pomona)
Foothill Drive-In Theater (Azusa)
Rialto Theatre (South Pasadena)
Hollywood's Chinese Theatre (Los Angeles)


Coming soon


Route 66 landmarks in Kansas

Click on the link below to read about the main landmarks on Route 66 in each of the towns it crosses in Kansas:

Towns from East to West

Some Route 66 Landmarks in Kansas

»CLICK on images below for full details

Galena Historic District

Historic Place: Downtown District, Galena, Kansas

Kansas Route 66 Historic District-East Galena

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Main Street, Galena, KS.

Classic buildings of an early 1900s Midwestern American city's Main Street which is the original 1926 alignment of Route 66.

Another remarkable landmark in town is the Kan-O-Tex Service Station & Diner. The service station dates back to 1934. It sold a regional brand of gasoline in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and this gave it its name: Kan-O-Tex. The brand's logo was a sunflower set behind a five-pointed star. The company is now defunct. It was previously known as "Little's Service Station, "4 Women on the Route and now "Cars on the Route", due to the boom truck that inspired a character in the movie Cars.

"Tow Mater", the tow truck in Pixar's movie "Cars", was inspired by a truck that can be seen at the service station.

Williams' Store, now Eisler Brothers Old Riverton Store, Kansas

Williams' Store, now Eisler Brothers Old Riverton Store, Riverton Kansas
Static Image by Google Street View

The Williams' Store (Eisler Brothers Old Riverton Store)

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003

7109 SE Highway 66, Riverton, KS.

The oldest continuously operating store on Route 66: Open since 1925.

"Williams' Store" was established by Leo Williams in 1923, destroyed by a tornado and rebuilt in 1925; he, and then his wife ran the store until 1970. It was acquired by Isabell and Joe Eisler in 1973 and is now managed and owned by their nephew.

It is now the "Eisler Bros Old Riverton Store". Enjoy its virtually unchanged ambiance, with a glass-enclosed porch, pressed-tin ceiling and old shelves. It sells groceries and Route 66 souvenirs.

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge by Marcin Wichary

Bush Creek Bridge

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983

Old Route 66, Riverton, KS.

Original Route 66 concrete arch bridge built in 1923, also known as the "Rainbow Bridge".

The concrete road would become part of Route 66 in 1926. It is a an elegant bridge, with two concrete arches. It is 130 feet (40 m) long and is the only surviving bridge of its kind in Kansas. It was repaired in 2005 and is no longer open for traffic, but you can still walk across it.

Historic Service Station

Independent Oil & Gas Service Station, by Kevin

Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003

940 Military Avenue - Highway 66, Baxter Springs, KS.

This service station is an example of the 1930s "cotttage" styl typical of the major oil companies during the Great Depression.

The building was enlarged in 1940, but its style was preserved. Originally part of the Independent Oil and Gas Co., it was acquired in 1930 by Phillips Petroleum. The main features of the "cottage style" were a pitched and gabled roof, brick and stucco walls, neat windows and a chimney. Notice the bay window by the entrance.



Wilders Steakhouse neon signs in Joplin Mo

Wilders Steakhouse in Joplin Missouri, Google Street View

Route 66 classics

Post Office (Avilla)
Whee Bridge (Carthage)
66 drive-in theater (Carthage)
Red Oak II (Carthage)
Superman museum (Carterville)
Praying Hands statue (Webb City)
Dales Ole 66 Barber (Joplin)
The Route 66 Mural Park (Joplin)
Bonnie and Clyde Garage Apartment (Joplin)

Service Stations

Brown's Garage (Rescue)
Shady Side Camp (Rescue)
Chet Campbell's Gulf Service Station (Carthage)
Neatherry Station (Carthage)
Texaco service station and Clover Inn Cafe (Carthage)
Historic Old Rock Sinclair filling station (Carterville)
U.S. Filling Station (Webb City)
Route 66 Welcome Center (Webb City)
Cosden Service Station (Joplin)
Former Texaco Service Station (Joplin)
1930s Phillips Service Station (Joplin)

Motels and Hotels

Boots Court Motel in Carthage, Route 66

Boots Court Motel on Route 66, Carthage, Missouri. Tony Hisgett

Henson Building (Phelps)
Reed’s Cabins (Rescue)
Kel Lake Motel (Carthage)
Lake Shore Motel (Carthage)
White's Court, later Rock Castle Cabins (Carthage)
Buster Brown Inn (Carthage)
Guest House Motel (Carthage)
Dazy Motel (Carthage)
Boots Court Motel (Carthage)
Murrell Tourist Rooms and Cabins (Carthage)
Middle West Hotel (Webb City)
The Westport Lodge (Joplin)
Plaza Motel (Joplin)


Drive In Theatre, Carthage Missouri

66 Drive-In Theatre, Route 66, Carthage, Missouri, by Hig hsmith, Carol M.

66 drive-in theater (Carthage)
Route 66 Movie Theatre (Webb City)
Civic Theater (Webb City)
Fox Theatre (Joplin)

Diners and Restaurants

Midway Service & Cafe (Avilla)
Whisler's Drive-Up (Carthage)
Carterville Dairy Creme (Carterville)
Wilder's Steakhouse (Joplin)
Fred and Red's diner (Joplin)
Mr. Swiss (Joplin)
The Colonel's Restaurant (Joplin)

Work is ongoing on our Missouri pages, more cities to be added soon!

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New Mexico

California ¦ Arizona ¦ New Mexico ¦ Texas ¦ Oklahoma ¦ Kansas ¦ Missouri Illinois

Santa Rosa Route 66 Museum

Santa Rosa Route 66 Museum
by Tony Hisgett

Route 66 Landmarks in New Mexico

Click on the links below for complete information on the landmarks, memorials, monuments, markers and buildings in each town and village on Route 66 in New Mexico

Alphabetical list of Route 66 Towns in New Mexico

Click to find out about their landmarks

Some Interesting Route 66 Landmarks in New Mexico

Check this List with all the Attractions on Route 66 in NM

Route 66 Motels

Dead Man's curve in Mesita

Dead Man's Curve, Mesita
by A. Whittall

Blue Swallow Motel (Tucumcari) Historic Site
Cactus Motor Lodge (Tucumcari) Historic Site
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
Tewa Lodge (Albuquerque) Historic Site
Luna Lodge (Albuquerque) Historic Site
Wayside Motel and Sands Motel (Grants)
Lariat Lodge (Gallup)
El Rancho Hotel (Gallup) Historic Site
Plaza Hotel (Las Vegas) Historic Site

There are many more landmarks, just check the towns above.

Palomino Motel Tucumcari

Palomino Motel, Tucumcari
by Ross Griff

Service Stations

Whiting Brothers Service Station (Moriarty)
Ruins of the Whiting Bros. Gas Station (San Fidel)
Roy T. Herman's Garage and Service Station (Thoreau) Historic Site
Whiting Brothers Service Station and Motel (Continental Divide)


Route 66 Landmarks in Oklahoma

Click below to find out more about the different types of US 66 Landmark in each town on the Oklahoma section of the Mother road.

Oklahoma towns, from East to West

Some of the Route 66 Landmarks in Oklahoma

See this List with all the Route 66 Landmarks in Oklahoma

1920s Ribbon Road Narcissa, Afton and Miami, Oklahoma

The 9 foot wide 1920s Route 66 "Ribbon Road", Miami, Narcissa, Afton
by Jimmy Emerson, DVM

Motels and Hotels

Hotel Vinita (Vinita) Historic Site
Site of the Lewis Motel (Vinita)
the Chelsea Motel (Chelsea) Historic Site
Riviera Courts Motel (Miami) Historic Site
Acme Courts & Avon Court (Afton)
Historic Will Rogers Hotel (Claremore) Historic Site
Casa Loma Hotel (Tulsa) Historic Site
Hotel Lincoln (Stroud) Historic Site

Hole in the Wall Conoco Station, Commerce, Oklahoma

Hole in the Wall Conoco Station, Commerce, Oklahoma
by White Pelican

Skyliner motel (Stroud)
Vintage Lincoln Motel (Chandler)
St. Cloud Hotel (Chandler) Historic Site
Tourist Court (Wellston)
Hotel El Reno (El Reno) Historic Site
Cotton Boll Motel and the Washita Motel (Canute)
Casa Grande Hotel (Elk City) Historic Site
Flamingo Motel (Elk City)
1910 Old Boggs Hotel (Sayre)
West Winds Motel (Erick) Historic Site

General Stores & and Cafés

Dairy King (Commerce)
Buffalo Ranch (Afton)
Clanton's Cafe (Vinita)

Seaba's Filling Station, Warwick, Oklahoma

An original 1921 Service Station that predates Route 66. Warwick, Oklahoma
by Melodibit

Arrowood Trading Post (Catoosa)
Rock Café (Stroud) Historic Site
Owl Blacksmith Shop (Weatherford)
Owl Drugstore & Soda Fountain (Sayre)

Other Route 66 icons...

Blue Whale (Catoosa)
Historic Round Barn (Arcadia)
Nine foot wide Ribbon Road (Miami to Afton) Historic Site
The World's Largest Totem Pole (Foyil) Historic Site
Brick Paved Broadway Street (Davenport) Historic Site

Classic Route 66 Service Stations

Conoco Hole in the Wall (Commerce)
Marathon Oil Service Station (Miami) Historic Site
Afton D-X Station (Afton)

NAME, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Vickery Phillips 66 Service Station, Tulsa, Oklahoma
by W. R. Oswald

Waite Phillips Filling Station (Sapulpa)
Bristow Firestone Service Station (Bristow) Historic Site
Texaco Service Station (Bristow) Historic Site
Texaco Station (Davenport)
Magnolia Station (Davenport)
Phillips 66 Station (Chandler) Historic Site
McDougal Filling Station (Vinita) Historic Site
Sinclair Service Station (Tulsa) Historic Site
Phillips 66 Station (Tulsa) Historic Site
Cities Service Station #8 (Tulsa) Historic Site
Vickery Phillips 66 Station (Tulsa) Historic Site
Historic Seaba's filling staton (Warwick) Historic Site

Avon Court Mote in ruins, Afton, Oklahoma

The remains of the 1930s Avon Court, Afton, Oklahoma
by Larry Myhre

Threatt Filling Station (Luther) Historic Site
Bridgeport Hill Service Station (Geary) Historic Site
Provine Service Station - Lucille's Place (Hydro) Historic Site
Y Service Station (Clinton) Historic Site
Kobel's Place Service Station (Foss)
Ruins of a Conoco Service Station (Luther)
Futuristic Pops 66 Station Avant Service Station (El Reno) Historic Site
Jackson Conoco Service Station (El Reno) Historic Site
Canute Service Station (Canute) Historic Site
Kupka's Service Station (Canute)
Champin Service Station (Sayre) Historic Site
Magnolia Service Station (Texola) Historic Site


CONOCO Tower Station, Shamrock

Historic Place: Art-Deco Conoco service station and diner, Shamrock, Texas
by Clinton Steeds

Landmarks in Texas - Route 66

Click below for the landmarks in each city, town and village in Texas' Route 66.

Towns From East to West

Click to read more about their monuments and markers and also the classic vintage Route 66 motels and gas stations.

Some of the Texas landmarks

A town by town list of TX landmarks along US 66.

McLean Phillips 66 Service Station

Phillips 66 service station at McLean, TX by David Spigolon

Phillips 66 Service Station, McLean

In McLean

Route 66 reached McLean in 1927 and shortly after Phillips Petroleum chose the town as the location of its first gasoline station in Texas, which stands to this day. The building is surprisingly small for modern travelers, it was built in Tudor Revival style (which imitated medieval English cottages with simple lines, steep pitched roofs, tall windows, brickwork walls and high chimneys). The service station closed in 1977 but has been restored to its original condition.

The gas stations were designed to blend in with the local neighborhoods, which were residential and that was the origin of the "cottage" look.

The company developed a high-octane gasoline in 1927 and ran a test drive along the brand new U.S. Highway 66. The car reached a cruising speed of 66 mph so inevitably the fuel was named Phillips 66®. The highway's shield shaped road sign inspired the company logo.

Closed cafe Glenrio

Glenrio's historic district, Art Moderne Café Worldbuilder

Service Stations

Conoco Tower Station (Shamrock) Historic Site
Magnolia Service Station (Shamrock)
Phillips Service Station (McLean) Historic Site
Texaco Super 66 (Alanreed)
Service Stations on 6th Street (Amarillo) Historic Site
Magnolia Service Station (Vega)
Glenrio Service Stations (Glenrio) Historic Site


Ranchotel (Amarillo) Historic Site
Triangle Motel (Amarillo) Historic Site
Vega Motel (Vega) Historic Site
First Last Motel (Glenrio)

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
by Richie Diesterheft

Other Landmarks

Jericho Gap Old dirt alignment (Jericho)
Cadillac Ranch (Amarillo)
Buggy Ranch (Conway)
Historic Route 66 Segment (Conway) Historic Site

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