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Historic Route 66 in Texas
It's only 185 miles across the Texas Panhandle but there's plenty of interesting
places to see along the way. Texas is also home to the little town of
Adrian, the geogrphic midpoint of Route 66.
101 E. 12th St.
Also known as the Tower Station this is an outstanding Route 66
landmark. It is now used as a museum, visitors center and the Shamrock
Chamber of Commerce.
100 S. Kingsley St.
I'm guessing that most people have no idea how many types of barbed
wire there are, but this is the place to find out.
Phillips 66 Station
218 W. First St
This cottage style gas station was built in 1929. It was the first
Phillips 66 station in the state of Texas and the first restored
station on old Route 66 in Texas.
66 Super Service
Route 66 and Main St.
This 66 Super Service Station was built in 1930 and is being maintained
by the Texas Historic Route 66 Association.
Britton Leaning Tower
I-40 Exit 114
Yes, it was intentionally built this way! The lean was designed
to attract the attention of drivers on I-40 and get them to stop
at the truck stop.
Big Texan Steak Ranch
7701 Interstate 40
The Big Texan serves great food, highlighted by a 72 oz steak dinner
. There's a ton of more manageable items on the menu. There's also
a western themed motel on site.
I-40, Exit 60
This is a sort of audience participation work of art, people bring
their cans of spray paint and add their vision to it.
S. Main St. at Coke St.
The 1924 Magnolia Gas Station was restored in 2001 with a smaller
version of the original canopy over the pumps. This is a great photo
Route 66 Mid-Point
You're half way there! You're just 1139 miles from either end of
Motel & Cafe
The sign read "First Stop in Texas" on one side and "Last
Stop in Texas" on the other. Like the rest of Glenrio proper,
this building is on the Register of National Hisitoric Places.