Kansas contains only about a dozen miles of route 66, the least of any of the eight states the highway runs through. Youll cross some of the earliest roadbeds and one of the longest bridges on the. Its almost a must for the serious exploring traveler of route 66 in missouri. Along our travels of the historic mother road, weve bumped into a fair share of haunted hotels, ghosts lurking in restaurants, and few that just seem to like to take a leisurely walk down old route 66. Oklahoma has more drivable miles of route 66 than any other state. The park is a missouribased koa, so you know you have full utility hookups, large and clean shower, and laundry facilities and plenty of activities in the park including gem panning, rocket launches, and an outdoor. Take a nostalgic ride on route 66 and let the golden age of the road whisper to you through brightly colored neon signs, quaint motels, drivein movie theaters and friendly small towns in oklahoma. Best western route 66 rail haven, springfield updated 2020.
Route 66 in pulaski county, missouri will provide glimpses into a younger america. Since route 66 was decommissioned in 1985 it has ceased to be recognised as a us highway and as such is no longer featured on standard maps. The santa fe loop was bypassed in 1937 for a more direct path from santa rosa to albuquerque, which includes a long stretch of i40. State by state route 66 highlights moon travel guides. These business owners who provided food, shelter, and services were taking a stand against racial segregation. The numerical designation 66 was assigned to the chicagotolos angeles route on april 30, 1926, in springfield, missouri. Leaving bicycle route 66 rejoins historic route 66 east of joplin. Route 66 us 66, route 66 is a former eastwest united states numbered highway, running from santa monica, california to chicago, illinois.
Blue and green show different things which you should check at each town close to them for full details of these route 66. Route 66 through missouri was patched together from rutted roads, farm to market routes, and osage indian migratory paths. Louis at the mississippi river to the kansas state line west of joplin. Route 66 books, state guidebooks binding 260 pages, paperback buy ad amazon. No other highway in the history of the united states is as celebrated as the legendary mother road. Louis, through the bluffs and rolling hills of central missouri, to the plateau region beginning at springfield and ending at the kansas border, missouris 300oddmilejourney provides a multitude of picturesque scenes along old route 66. Adam richman did just that in a recent route 66 episode of man v. Route 66 was decommissioned in 1985 and many of its businesses closed their doors.
Our petfriendly guest rooms are smokefree and have everything you need to feel at home including free highspeed internet, cable tvs, dvd players, coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves. Detailed 2 week route 66 itinerary plan the ultimate. Best western route 66 rail haven, springfield updated. The state historical society of missouri collects, preserves, publishes, and makes missouris history accessible to the public. The book is set up as a spiral bound, tabbed, flip book. Louis and grab lunch at eat rite diner before heading to the iconic gateway arch.
Route 66 is a fourteenmile 21 km long road in southwest missouri, usa, which had previously been u. Route 66 in missouri images of america joe sonderman on. They allow us to analyze market developments based on real data in unexpected situations, such as. Route 66 only covers miles through kansas, but there are several places worth a stop, like cars on the route in galena for souvenirs and angels on the route in baxter springs. The route 66 association of missouri originated from the efforts of dedicated volunteers who in the fall of 1989 realized historic 66 in missouri deserved the recognition and preservation. With route 66 navigation as well as route 66 passport and route 66 free ultimate guide book, we have very accurate data on how and from which countries tourists travel on route 66. Route 66 crosses eight states and three time zones. The route 66 association of missouri is a nonprofit organization established to preserve, promote, and develop historic 66 in the showme state.
Driving route 66 through missouri moon travel guides. In 1803, the louisiana purchase opened missouri to western settlement and the lewis and clark expedition, which started here, symbolized the entrance to the new frontier. This plateau region, though not by any means alpine or breathtaking, is visually dynamic in a way the broad flatlands of illinois or oklahoma rarely are. Route 66 state park is a 419acre park that showcases the history of route 66 and offers various outdoor activities for the family. Louis, through the bluffs and rolling hills of central missouri, to the plateau region beginning at springfield and ending at the kansas border, missouris. Enjoy petfriendly rooms and suites, complimentary breakfast, free highspeed internet and a pool at our awardwinning springfield, mo hotel on route 66. Louis to joplin and route 1f from joplin to kansas. It contains a huge catalog of roadside businesses and travel directions.
However, there are specialist maps and guidebooks available that will guide you through from one end to the other. As you travel route 66, we recommend taking the scenic route and spending a few days to cover a handful of the things to do on route 66 in missouri. Route 66 is littered with legends and tales, some of which take on a ghostly nature. Travelling the new, historic route 66 of illinois by john weiss a book that is very easy to follow and well designed for a driver. Saint louis ist eine stadt im usbundesstaat missouri am westlichen ufer des mississippi mit ca. Louis radio personality and traffic reporter, the book picks up the journey of the mother road west where its companion book. The park is a missouri based koa, so you know you have full utility hookups, large and clean shower, and laundry facilities and plenty of activities in the park including gem panning, rocket launches, and an outdoor. Although jack kerouac only mentions 66 briefly in his book on the road. However, the experience of driving and working on the road was not the same for everyone. Wifi and parking are free, and this motel also features a business center. Louis westhistoric route 66 koa is the perfect location to get your start on traversing parts of the historic route 66. All the information you will need on the best travel destinations, attractions, hotels, motels and restaurants on u.
Missouri is home to more than 280 miles of the mother road, and features some of the routes most historic tourist attractions. A great book that illustrates route 66 through missouri, organized by its various paths over the years including the business and city routes. After the depression, springfield, joplin, and rolla added alternate routes, but the most convoluted changes were in the st. Grab breakfast at shellys route 66 cafe in cuba before heading towards the city of rolla. Click on a section of the map for a more detailed map and links to route 66 sites. The highway begins at interstate 44, passes through duenweg, duquesne, and joplin, then crosses into kansas becoming k66. Lebanon daily record, december 19, 2001 skip curtis is the master of route 66 in missouri. Book best western route 66 rail haven in springfield. Route 66 in the missouri ozarks picks up the journey west where its companion book, route 66 in st. It took some monumental construction work to level and straighten the road through the missouri hills. The ozark highlands of southern missouri, which route 66 crosses in its 300oddmile journey between illinois and kansas, are about the only significant hills the road crosses east of the sandia mountains in new mexico.
Springfield, mo hotel best western route 66 rail haven. Route 66 runs through 8 us states illinois, missouri, kansas, oklahoma, texas, new mexico, arizona and california covering 2,448 miles. Select the starting point and direction youd like to travel below. Louis area, where route 66 branches off into six different roadways west of the mississippi river. Map of us highway 66 across missouri color key to the map. Take a nostalgic ride on route 66 and let the golden age of the road whisper to you through brightly colored neon signs, quaint motels, drive in movie theaters and friendly small towns in oklahoma. Route 66 aka us 66 was a historic highway in the united states extending. R oute 66, and its 2,500 miles, is known affectionately as the mother road. There are the then pictures, with a commentary on the history of the place and what is in its place now, sometimes there are now pictures. As bobby troups song says, route 66 travels more than 2,000 miles all the way. The show me state of missouri not only has some of the most scenic views of the mother road, but it also has dozens of vintage icons along the old highway, many of which can still be visited today. The book, route 66 in the missouri ozarks, is a fun pictorial of what once was along the route, but often is no more. Route 66 us 66, route 66 is a former eastwest united states numbered highway. Historic route 66 turnbyturn description for missouri.
Its time for post seven in our photo essay series covering our route 66 trip from california to chicago, with missouri being the seventh state on our adventure we followed as closely as we could the original route, and saw a lot along the way, from the high desert scenery of the west through to more rural scenery in the mid and eastern parts of the usa. Some of its bestpreserved sections include the stretch between springfield, missouri and tulsa, oklahoma. The detailed daybyday route 66 itinerary covers all the basic details mileage, general route and sightseeing highlights along the 2,400 mile route. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Route 66 and the historic negro motorist green book. Route 66 is widely recognized around the world as an icon of 20 thcentury america, emphasizing personal mobility and pursuit of the american dream. Detailed 2 week route 66 itinerary plan the ultimate route. Pulaski county route 66 preservation home facebook. But one would be hardpressed to show me a more scenic and historic segment than the missouri ozarks. Traveling route 66 in new mexico is a bit of a chooseyourownadventure drive since the state is home to two different alignments of the mother road. Springfield branson national airport is 10 miles from the hotel.
Illinois, missouri, kansas, oklahoma, texas, new mexico, arizona, and california. Route 66 springfield missouri pierce gas service station bus tourist postcard. They allow us to analyze market developments based on real data in unexpected situations, such as the current corona virus pandemic. Apr 07, 2019 its time for post seven in our photo essay series covering our route 66 trip from california to chicago, with missouri being the seventh state on our adventure we followed as closely as we could the original route, and saw a lot along the way, from the high desert scenery of the west through to more rural scenery in the mid and eastern parts of the usa. At exit 169 of i44 is an interesting four lane section of route 66.
Couples particularly like the location they rated it 8. We cover quirky route 66 roadside attractions, historical buildings, vintage roadside. The book, route 66 in the missouri ozarks, is a fun pictorial of what once was. Missouri to kansas from the caverns, continue along route 66 into the city of cuba, also known as route 66 mural city for its vivid paintings telling the story of the citys incredible, rich history.
This plateau region, though not by any means alpine or breathtaking, is visually dynamic in a way the. Once you start reading this interesting book, it is hard to put it aside. Its the quintessential crosscountry road trip experience. Get the best deals on route 66 when you shop the largest online selection at. Books that honor a part of american history and serve as educational tools or travel guides for route 66. Route 66 mirrored this shameful chapter in american history. Springfield mo, is known as the birthplace of route 66 states nickname. In lebanon, missouri, check out munger moss motel, which offers route 66 theme rooms and won the 2006 route 66 preservation foundation business of the year award. This is a companion book to the authors route 66 through st. Though admitting to some trepidation before their journey in 2016, khor figures route 66 is more american than. As route 66 doesnt appear on modern maps anymore, one needs a good description before heading out on. Order our free guide to route 66 to get started planning your ultimate road trip. Now that youre officially in missouri, make your way to st. Jan 24, 2020 route 66 length in missouri 3 miles 504 km.
Click here for a bing map to get directions to all the sites in this travel itinerary. Route 66 is the ultimate american road trip and weve put together a comprehensive 2 week route 66 itinerary to help drivers navigate this historic route. Best route 66 books 47 books meet your next favorite book. That didnt prevent the residents of the area from taking great pride in owning part of the highway. Today, the historic route is no longer officially recognized by the us highway system, but many people still travel it. Best western route 66 rail haven features updated accommodations that honor the past while pampering travelers with modern amenities.
Parsas recommended route 66 resources parsas virtual. As route 66 doesnt appear on modern maps anymore, one needs a good description before heading out on the old 2lane highway. In missouri, route 66 was rerouted more times than in any other state. I remembered traveling on this section of route 66 many years ago, one of the last stretchs of route 66 to be bypassed by i44.
It includes driving directions, but is light on maps. Volume belongs in the library of any route 66 aficionado route 66 magazine, winter 2001. A placard in park central square was dedicated to the city by the route 66 association of missouri, and traces of the mother road are still visible in downtown springfield along kearney street, glenstone avenue, college, and st. It took courage and resolve to be listed as a green book property.135 145 371 261 506 322 356 506 1049 1175 1251 255 1089 743 458 1207 1480 9 1415 12 1308 1378 838 1470 53 1184 701 659 519 1163 250 520 695 998 589 851 999 908 1048