Cars on the Route in Galena, Kansas on Route 66

Route 66 in Kansas: a complete list of Kansas Route 66 Attractions

If you’re looking for classic roadside attractions, informative museums, and a nostalgic nod to the past, a road trip on Route 66 in Kansas offers everything you’re looking for. Pull over at any and all of the stops on this complete list of Kansas Route 66 Attractions and start planning your road trip on the … Read more

Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Route 66 Must See Stops

Route 66 is an iconic road that spans 2,400 miles from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Though the official road was decommissioned in 1985, road trip loves from around the world still flock to the Mother Road for a sense of nostalgia and the thrill of the open road. At every turn of the … Read more

Cars on the Route in Galena, Kansas on Route 66

Top 8 Kansas Route 66 Attractions

Route 66 runs 2,238 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles and just 13 of those miles run through Kansas. But that doesn’t mean you should speed through this state. At every turn you’ll find something new and fun to see. Whether it’s a piece of original road, a classic diner, a weird roadside attraction, or … Read more

Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station in Baxter Springs, Kansas Route 66 Visitor Center

Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station in Kansas

Dad gum! The Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station in Baxter Springs, Kansas has been a Route 66 attraction since 1930. It not serves as a Kansas Route 66 visitor Center where you can learn about the past, plan your future travels, and maybe even meet a local celebrity. The Baxter Springs Independent … Read more

Route 66 Rainbow Bridge in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Route 66 Rainbow Bridge in Baxter Springs, Kansas

When Dorothy said she wanted to go somewhere over the rainbow, she might just have been talking about this Kansas Route 66 attraction. The Rainbow Bridge in Baxter Springs, Kansas. The Rainbow Bridge is an old bridge that spans over Brush Creek just outside of Baxter Springs, Kansas on Route 66. Technically called a “single-span … Read more

New Vintage Coca-Cola Mural in Galena, Kansas on Route 66

Dueling Pepsi and Coca-Cola Murals in Galena, Kansas

I see a lot of funny things on my road trips: World’s Largest Whales, giant catsup bottles, hotels shaped like a potato. But sometimes something seemingly simple also gives me a chuckle. While stopping in Galena, Kansas on my Route 66 road trip I happened upon these dueling Pepsi and Coca-Cola Murals across the street … Read more

Gearhead Curios: Restored Texaco Station in Galena, Kansas

Gearhead Curios: Restored Texaco Station in Galena, Kansas

The historic 1939 Texaco gas station in Galena, Kansas had seen better days. That is, until an army veteran got involved. The now restored Texaco station has a refreshed appearance and bright neon and is home to Gearhead Curios and a nod to Cars. Army and Coast Guard veteran Aaron Perry, of Wakarusa, Kansas bought … Read more

Nelson's Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas on Route 66

Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas

Nelson’s Old Riverton Store in Riverton, Kansas (AKA The Eisler Brothers Old Riverton Store) is a Route 66 institution that predates the Mother Road itself. The business has been in operation since 1925, before Route 66 was even running. It was built by Leo Williams, who ran it as Williams Store until he died in … Read more

Frecs the Miner in Galena, Kansas - Route 66 Muffler Man

Frecs the Miner in Galena, Kansas – Route 66 Muffler Man (GONE)

The Kansas section of Route 66 may be small, but it is packed with roadside attractions, old and new, at every turn. One of the newest attractions can be found soon after entering the state. Located on the original alignment of Kansas Route 66 you’ll find this modern version of a classic muffler man: Frecs … Read more

Cars on the Route in Galena, Kansas on Route 66

Cars on the Route in Galena, Kansas

Welcome to Radiator Springs. I mean, Kansas. Galena, Kansas. A town on Route 66 that partially inspired the Pixar movie Cars and where you can meet Tow Mater himself at Cars on the Route. Cars is a Pixar movie set in a world where anthropomorphic talking cars populate the world. A racer, Lightning McQueen, gets … Read more