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Gray Summit, MO

Located at I-44 Exit 253 right where the 1926, 1932 and 1975 alignments of Route 66 intersect.
xTrails End Motel
3238 W. Osage St
Look for the tall "Motel" sign to spot this former motel that opened in the mid-1940s as ... read more

Going west from Pacific on Osage turn right and cross I-40 at Hwy 100 (I-40 Exit 253) then go east on 100 about 1/2 mile to the 1855 hotel.

x1855 Hotel (Wooden Weed™ on AirBnB)
2662 Highway 100
You can spend a night in this renovated historic little hotel which is now listed on AirBnB ... read more

Leaving the hotel turn around and head west on 100 to cross I-40 at Exit 253, then turn right and continue west on 100.

Diamond Inn & Gardenway Motel Signs
W. Osage St.& MO 100
The sign is for Diamonds Restaurant and Gardenway Motel may have been painted over ... read more
Travelodge Six Flags (Diamond Inn)
2875 MO 100, I-44 Exit 253
The former Diamond Inn is now a Travelodge, or at least it was in 2017 when we went by ... read more
Gardenway Motel
2958 Missouri 100, I-44 Exit 253
The co-owner of the Diamonds, built the original Gardenway in 1940 next to the Botanical Garden's Arboretum ... 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.