Here is the large sign advertising both the Gardenway Motel and the
Diamond Inn Motel. This sign is located on Bus44/W.Osage St./Route 66
& Hwy. MO100. At one time it also advertised the Diamonds Restaurant.
another huge sign designed to lure passing travelers off the interstate.
It's on the north side of the freeway just east of exit 253. It big
enough and high enough to be seen by motorists going either east or
west in time to exit the freeway. As recently as 2012 this sign advertised
Diamonds Restaurant on the very top rail.
Photo(s): 2012, 2016
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
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.