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All the sights, landmarks and places to see

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Route 66's Attractions, State by State: learn more about all the attractions, National and State Parks, towns, historic sites and landmarks that are located along the alignment of U.S. Route 66. A State by State, attraction by attraction list.

Select State and access full information of each town along US Route 66


Historic CONOCO Tower Station, Shamrock Texas

Route 66 Conoco service station at Shamrock
Historic Place: Art-Deco Conoco service station and diner, Shamrock, Texas.

Route 66 Sights and places to see


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Links to our webpages with information on all there is to do and see along US Route 66

Route 66 Towns

Seligman Arizona Main Street

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

>> More information, visit:    Route 66 Towns

Landmarks & Sights along U.S. 66

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas, 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....


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Route 66 Classic Motels

Avon Court Mote in ruins, Afton, Oklahoma

The remains of the 1930s Avon Court, Afton, Oklahoma. 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
Munger Moss Motel (Lebanon)
Wagon Wheel Motel, Cafe and Gas Station (Cuba) Historic Site
Historic Rock Fountain Tourist Court Motel (Springfield) Historic Site
Vega Motel (Vega) Historic Site
First Last Motel (Glenrio)

>> More information, visit:    Landmarks


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Historic Sites

Blue Swallow Motel

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, Kitsch 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
The World's (second) Largest Rocking Chair (Fanning)
Historic Wigwam Motel (Holbrook) Historic Site

>> More information, visit:    Historic Sites

Historic Wagon Wheel Motel, Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri

Historic Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba Missouri
Historic Wagon Wheel Motel, Cafe and Gas Station in Cuba, Missouri, by

Kitsch and Roadside Attractions

The Muffler Men stand out among America's most amazing roadside advertising stunts: 19 to 21 feet-tall these fiberglass titans were used as eyecatcher advertising across America in the 1960s and 70s.

Route 66 has several of them still standing, plus some new ones too!

>> More information, visit:    Muffler Men on Route 66

A Route 66 Muffler Man:

Gemini Giant close up in Wilmington Route 66
"Gemini Giant", a muffler man on Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois.

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.

Petrified Forest and Grand Canyon are only two of the natural parks set close to U.S. 66. Visit our National & State Parks page for full details on ALL parks.

View of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon and Colorado River
Grand Canyon and Colorado River, Arizona. By

>> More information, visit:    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.

Wayside Motel on Route 66, Grants New Mexico

Wayside Motel Grants, Route 66, New Mexico
Wayside Motel in Grants, Route 66, New Mexico
A. Whittall
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Hickory Cafe Vintage Sign

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:

>> More information, visit:    Americana