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Groom, TX

The Britton leaning water tower and the huge cross are the most easily seen landmarks in Groom today. Quite a few old gas stations and such line the old Route 66 through town from exit 110 to exit 114 off I-40.
xBritton Leaning Tower
I-40 Exit 114
Yes, it was intentionally built this way to attract the attention of drivers on I-40 and get them to stop at the truck stop ... read more
xGolden Spread Motel
E. Route 66
This 1953 22 room motel is now a self-storage facility ... read more
xGrill Steakhouse
407 E. Route 66
The former Golden Spread Cafe is right across the street from the former Golden Spread Motel ... read more
xJustice of the Peace Office
606 W. Route 66
This old gas station was the office for the local Justice of the Peace. Get caught speeding through town and ... read more
xRanch House Cafe
701 W. Front St. (Route 66)
More recently called the Blessed Mary Restaurant which apparently had a "pay-what-you-can" policy ... read more
L. A. Motel
W. Route 66
This 1957 motel was used in the 1992 movie Leap of Faith after it was remodeled to look like the ... read more
xLargest Cross
I-40 Exit 112
This huge cross on the west side of Groom is visible for miles on I-40 and from old Route 66 ... 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.