Celebrating The Missouri Section Of Route 66

Stretching over 2,400 miles from Chicago to the Santa Montica Pier on California’s coast, this travel and blog is as much about the history of this grand route as it is about the people, businesses, and attractions that keep continue to pique the public’s interest year after year.


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Postcards Route 66 Missouri
Interesting History
With foundation laid by the Osage Indians hundreds of years before the invention of the automobile, Route 66 is steeped in a rich history that parallels the American experiences from a number of different perspectives.
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Route Attractions
SEE! the 2nd Largest Rocking Chair at the Fanning 66 Outpost in Cuba, ASCEND! The iconic Gateway Arch in St Louis, SHOP! till you drop at Uranus Missouri.  From the odd to the amazing – whatever you’re looking to do, you likely find it on R66 in Missouri…
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Cities And Towns
Featuring plenty to do and see for any type of traveler, the towns and cities that dot Route 66 represent the very best that Missouri has to offer.  Come find out more with content geared towards these unique municipalities…
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The Top 7 Favorite Route 66 Stops

Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo, Texas
While you might say that we're preferential to Missouri, the 'Mother Road' extends not only through Missouri, but also though Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Like a pioneer from the olden days, your trip will take you through the full spectrum of climates, landmarks, and interesting people. From forests to deserts and farms, there is plenty to see and do on the ‘Mother Road'.  With the benefit of over a dozen trips out west and back, Fanning66 would like to recommend our top 7 places to visit on Route 66... 1.      Rialto Square Theatre (Joliet, Illinois) Rialto Theatre...

The Osage Tribe Route 66 Forefathers – Then and Now

Men Of The Osage Nation Historical Photo
Hugging the northern border of the traditional Osage Indian lands and built largely on the main migratory trail of the native people used as they tracked the Bison herds over the plains, the foundations of Route 66 are obviously much older than the day it was officially conceived as a Federal US byway in 1926 . Derived from the French word that means "calm water", the Osage are from an ancient people whose dominance once covered the majority of modern-day Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. With deep roots to the land and a culture that stretches back thousands of years, we...

Top 5 Must-Dos In Springfield Missouri

Springfield Missouri shouldn't simply be a stopping-off point for refueling and a bathroom break for your next Route 66 trip. Not only is it the official "birthplace" of Route 66, it also happens to be an awesome place to visit for a few nights. Situated in heart of the Missouri Ozarks it's got plenty to do and see, and we highly recommend taking 2 days to enjoy the following "must -do" activities in and around the Springfield metro area. 1. Museums! Johnny Morris Wonders Of Wildlife Entrance Discovery Center Of Springfield This is a fantastic place to go if you have kids with you....

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