Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man in Springfield, Missouri

The Route 66 Food Truck Park opened in February, 2020 and features food trucks with a variety of different cuisines, a full-service bar, and a giant muffler man out front.

Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri

The location is the brainchild of Kirk Wheeler, a local resident who wanted to bring more food options to his neighborhood while celebrating the Mother Road. It has space for up to ten food trucks and has featured everything from unique tacos to barbecue to coffee to vegan eats.

Out front is a familiar yet not so familiar site to road trippers: a muffler man. But this one isn’t an original. The Chef Muffler Man wears blue pants, a red and white top, a tall white chefs hat, and holds a giant spatula and carving fork. The roadside attraction was created specifically for the spot by fiberglass artist Mark Cline, who uses molds of original muffler men to create new attractions.

I’ll give this Missouri Route 66 roadside attraction a chef’s kiss!

Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man roadside attraction in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri
Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri

While traveling in Springfield, Missouri check out these other local roadside attractions: the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, the World’s Largest Fork, and Red’s Giant Hamburg. And then head down the street for a good night’s sleep at the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven hotel (don’t forget to book the Elvis Suite!).

Route 66 Food Truck Park & Chef Muffler Man

Address: 1530 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802
Cost: Free to see, food costs vary
Hours: 11am-9pm daily

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VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!