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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.
xShamrock: U-Drop Inn
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.
xMcLean: Devil's Rope Museum
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.


xMcLean: 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.
xAlanreed: 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.
xGroom: 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.
xAmarillo: Big Texan Steak Ranch & Motel
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.
xAmarillo: Cadillac Ranch
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.
xVega: Magnolia Station
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 stop.
xAdrian: Route 66 Mid-Point Sign
Route 66
You're half way there! You're just 1139 miles from either end of Route 66.
xGlenrio: Texas Longhorn 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.

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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.


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