The Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas

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

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

Welcome to Shamrock Sign in Shamrock, Texas on Route 66

Shamrock, Texas Attractions on Route 66

Shamrock, Texas is a small panhandle town located on historic Route 66. The town got its name in 1893 from its first postmaster, George Nickle, whose Irish-American mother had told him to “depend on a shamrock to bring him good luck.” The town still celebrates its Irish roots with an annual St. Patrick’s Celebration. From … Read more

Glenn Goode’s Big People in Gainesville, Texas

If you love roadside attractions, you’ll certainly think that this is a good stop. Probably, better than good. Glenn Goode’s Big People in Gainesville, Texas showcases not one, not two, but five roadside attractions in one. This gigantic collection is the work of Glen Goode, who assembled the giants in front of his sandblasting business. … Read more

Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas Route 66 roadside attraction

Top 10 Texas Route 66 Attractions

Route 66 runs 2,238 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles and around 200 of those miles run through Texas. 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 an informative museum, Texas Route 66 attractions abound on the … Read more

Magnolia Gas Station in Vega, Texas Route 66

Magnolia Gas Station in Vega, Texas

The Magnolia Gas Station in Vega, Texas was built in 1924 by Col J. T. Owen. For decades the stop fueled travelers on Route 66 and the Ozark Trail alongside locals. The two-story building allowed for the business to operate downstairs while the operator could live in an apartment upstairs. While the business originally operated … Read more

Big Texan Motel in Amarillo, Texas - Route 66 hotel at the Big Texan Steakhouse

Big Texan Motel in Amarillo, Texas

In a food coma after polishing off a 72-ounce steak? Need to sleep it off? I know just the place. If you’re looking for unique accommodation on Route 66 look no further than the Big Texan Motel in Amarillo, Texas. Booking.com The Big Texan Steak Ranch is a famous Route 66 restaurant best known for … Read more

Texas-shaped Marker in Shamrock, Texas on Route 66

Texas-Shaped Monument in Shamrock, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, so it is only appropriate to find a big, well, Texas, there. Find this big Texas-shaped monument in Shamrock, Texas on Route 66. According to a series of updates on Route 66 News, a Texas-shaped stone slab, known as the Texola Monument once stood at the side of the road … Read more