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Diamonds / Tri-County Truck Stop

144 Old Hwy. 66, Villa Ridge, MO

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The Diamonds restaurant opened here in 1927 but burned down in 1948. The owners then built this ultramodern streamlined style building to replace it. After being bypassed by I-44 in 1967 this location was closed and the restaurant was moved to a new building about 2 miles further east..

In 1971 the Tri-County Truck Stop moved into this building and operated here until closing in 2006.

x The building is located where Old Missouri 100 and US 66 split, east end of Villa Ridge. This building was for sale when we saw it in 2012.

Photo(s): 2012



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.