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Gateway to the West

St. Louis, is the Gateway to the West and the access to the second state crossed by Route 66 on its westerly course: Missouri. Visit Saint Louis and enjoy its classic Route 66 sights.

St. Louis Missouri


About St. Louis, Missouri

Facts, Trivia and useful information

St. Louis is a city and a port in Missouri. It was founded by the French in their colony of Louisiana in the XVIII Century on the western bank of the Mississippi River. Its population in 2010 was 319,294 making it the 58th-most populous U.S. city. The St. Louis metropolitan area includes the city as well as nearby areas in Missouri and Illinois; has a population of 2,905,893; which is the largest in Missouri and one of the largest in the United States.

Hotels in St. Louis

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Map of St. Louis - Route 66 through Missouri

between Saint Louis and Kansas

Pale Blue: Historic Route 66 alignment; Red line: I-44 where it overlaps the old alignment. Black line: shows the old alignment in Parish Springs - Spencer.

Eastern alignment: From St. Louis to Phillipsburg. Western alignment: From Phillipsburg to Joplin

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Route 66 itinerary to St. Louis

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Route 66 in Missouri

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St. Louis, Missouri: Attractions & Sights

Visit Forest Park, enjoy a beer at one of its famous breweries, visit the top of the Gateway Arch.

For car lovers: Tour a collection of rare and vintage motorcycles at the Moto Museum, or explore the history, mechanics and design of the cart and buggy, planes, trains or anything else with wheels at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. If you want to get behind the wheel don't miss Pole Position Raceway for some world-class indoor carting action. And if you are visiting in the late winter, be sure to stop by the St. Louis Auto Show and Boat Show at America's Center.


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