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Baxter Springs, KS

Heading west Baxter Springs is the last town on the 13.2 mile stretch of old Route 66 in Kansas, but there is a lot to see here!
xKansas Route 66 Visitors Center
940 Military Ave.
The Route 66 Visitor Center was built in 1930 for the Independent Oil and Gas Station but became a ... read more
xCattle Drive Mural
1041 Military Ave.
The Longhorn Cattle Drive Mural was created by John Gibbons in 1991. It is located on 11th Street at Military Ave (Route 66) ... read more
x1870 Crowell Bank Building
1101 Military Ave.
The Cafe on the Route occupied the first floor and the Little Brick Inn was on the second floor ... read more
Former Bus Station
1112 Military
This 1870s building still features it's original facade and has been used by various business since the 1870s ... read more
Ritz Theater
1145 N. Military Ave.
The Ritz theater is in its second incarnation at the same location. It opened here in 1926 and again in ... read more
Oppermans Saddle Shop
1034 Military Ave.
A Harness and Saddle shop operated here for over 50 years from 1871 to 1924. This is the original building with a new ... read more
Baxter State Bank
1036 Military Ave.
This 1910 building was built for the Baxter State Bank which remained here until 1975 ... read more
American National Bank
The 1995 frieze by Texan artist Paula Collins on the American National Bank depicts the city's history ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.