Sights to See, Points of Interest and Museums

“THIS RIDE IS YOURS”  This list of options will help you plan your epic ride on Historic Route 66.

We made the suggestions….You plan the fun!

We have scheduled Passport Stamps/Moto Meetups at most of our overnight stops.

You can follow their route and ride along BUT this not a requirement. MOST stops are outlined in the Passport Booklet that you will receive in your rider packet. NOTE: stops CAN be changed/dropped or added without notice

Historic points of interest along Route 66. These sights are only on the website and we included contact info and web addresses when possible. We hope this will be helpful as you plan your epic ride!

Pontiac, IL to Rolla, MO

Find scheduled Passport Stamps Moto Meetups between Pontiac, IL and Rolla, MO


PASSPORT STAMP:  4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Route 66 Museum / Murel / Route 66 Sign
Address: 110 West Howard Street, Pontiac, IL
Look for the Support Bikers Banner

Location: Eagle Theater Performing Arts and Conference Center
Address: 319 N Plum St, Pontiac, IL


Location: Bob and Ringo’s
Address: 223 W Madison St, Pontiac, IL

The City of Pontiac is closing some downtown streets from 4-8 pm to create motorcycle parking. Please watch for signs and directions as you arrive.

These stops will be outlined in the Official Passport Booklet that you will received in your rider packet. They are not required stops.

Original Route 66 Brick Road

ADDRESS: Snell at S. Curran Rd, Auburn, IL
NOTE: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this beautiful 1.4 mile long piece of restored hand-laid brick road is a segment of 66 done in 1931 and placed over a concrete roadbed. It’s in good condition and suitable for motorcycles.

Cuba Murals

Route 66 is known for its murals, and Cuba, MO is home to the best of them, detailing the history of the town. Park anywhere and wander around the center of town to see them all.

Here are some historic points of interest along Route 66. These are not required, just sightseeing options along the route we thought you might be interested in.

Livingston County War Museum

ADDRESS: 321 N. Main St, Pontiac, IL
WEBSITE: Livingston-County-War-Museum
PHONE: : 815-842-0301
COST: Free

Pontiac-Oakland Auto Museum

ADDRESS: 205 N. Mill St. Pontiac, IL
PHONE: 815-842-2345
COST: Donation-suggested $5

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

ADDRESS: 1107 Historic Old Route 66, Staunton, IL
PHONE: 618-635-5655
NOTE: Famous Route 66 landmark, featuring anything and everything related to rabbits. This includes both furry variety, with real rabbits, a giant fiberglass statue, and a cemetery of past residents, as well as Volkswagens, with a “carhenge” made of VW Rabbits.

Sprague’s Super Service Station

ADDRESS: 305 E. Pine St, Normal, IL
NOTE: Historic Route 66 building dating back to 1931. Part private residence but there is a gift shop open to the public

Pontiac, IL to Normal, IL

Pink Elephant Antique Mall

ADDRESS: 908 Veterans Memorial Dr, Livingston, IL
PHONE: 618-637-2366
NOTE: An old school turned into an antique shop, candy store, diner, and ice cream shop with many interesting statues all over the property.

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

ADDRESS: 4205-4207 Chain of Rocks Rd, Granite City, IL
NOTE: This is where Route 66 used to cross the Mississipi River to St. Louis, MO from 1929 until 1967, when Interstate 270 replaced it. It was closed to traffic in 1968 and abandoned for years, but later restored and turned into a pedestrian and bicycle path.

Cahokia Mounds

ADDRESS: 30 Ramey St, Collinsville, IL 62234
NOTE: Site of an ancient Native city. In 1250 it was larger than London. Only these mounds remain today. The interpretive center is closed, but the mounds are open to explore.

Gateway Arch

ADDRESS: St. Louis, MO
PHONE: 877-982-1410
NOTE: The famous Gateway Arch of St. Louis.

Route 66 State Park Visitor Center

ADDRESS: 97 N Outer Rd, Eureka, MO
PHONE: 636-938-7198
A visitor center and gift shop in the former Bridgehead Inn, next to the dismantled Meramec River Bridge. The front desk can provide an excellent map of even more places to see along Route 66 in Missouri.

Fanning 66 Outpost

PHONE: 573-885-1474
A quirky historic general store, and home of what is now the world’s second largest rocking chair (it was the largest when it was built).

Rolla, MO to Stroud, OK

Find scheduled Passport Stamps Moto Meetups between Rolla, MO and Stroud, OK.


PASSPORT STAMP: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

103 Bridge School Rd, Rolla, MO
Food, music and spirits. Open until 10:00 pm


These stops will be outlined in the Official Passport Booklet that you will received in your rider packet. They are not required stops.

Uranus Fudge Factory and Store

ADDRESS: 14400 Hwy. Z, St. Robert, MO  – Uranus Missouri Towne Center
PHONE: 573-336-8758
NOTE: A fun place with a great sense of humor that pokes fun at the town’s name in the most juvenile way. There are many funny signs and displays here, as well as fudge that is genuinely delicious, raunchy puns aside.

Hangar Kafe

HOURS: MON-WED 8pm-3pm / THURS-SUNDAY 7pm-6 pm
PHONE: (417) 452-2277
NOTE: Located just 30 minutes West of Springfield, MO, The Hangar Kafe is located in Miller, MO right on Kingsley Air Field. Come fly on in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We have a chip and seal runway that is 3,119′ with ample parking. Prefer to stay a little closer to the ground? We are just a few miles off of Old Route 66 and we also have an RV Park with full hookups. Feeling a little more daring? Take a leap of faith with the Ozarks Skydive center located right next door. 

Bonnie and Clyde’s Hideout

ADDRESS: 215 W. 34th St, Joplin, MO
PHONE: 618-637-2366
NOTE: Bonnie and Clyde stayed in this apartment for a time. A neighbor tipped off police that they were there, leading to an infamous shootout and the death of two officers. The outlaws escaped but left most of their belongings behind, giving the police valuable photos and information about them. It was the beginning of the end of their crime spree.

Blue Whale of Catoosa

ADDRESS: 2600 US Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
NOTE: This is one of the most famous quirky attractions on all of Route 66, visible from the Mother Road itself. Ride on by, or stop in to take a closer look – it’s free and open to the public.


ADDRESS: 429 W Main St, Stroud, OK
Food, music and spirits.

Here are some historic points of interest along Route 66. These are not required, just sightseeing options along the route we thought you might be interested in.

Devil’s Elbow Bridge

ADDRESS: Teardrop Rd, Devil’s Elbow, MO
NOTE: One of only two curved bridges on Route 66 (the other is the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge), and the only one that’s still open. Pretty area, good photo op.

Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center

ADDRESS: 815 E. St. Louis St, Springfield, MO
PHONE: 417-881-5300
COST: Free
NOTE: Another good Missouri-focused visitor center all about Route 66.

66 Drive-In Theatre

ADDRESS: 17231 Old 66 Blvd, Carthage, MO 64836
NOTE: A historic remnant from the glory days of Route 66, still in operation today. You’ll be passing by at the wrong time to take in a movie, but it’s still an interesting sight to see.

Murals at City Hall

ADDRESS: 602 S. Main St, 1st Floor, Joplin, MO
PHONE: 417-625-4789
NOTE: If you didn’t get enough murals in Cuba, even more murals await you in historic Joplin. Back in the day there was no shortage of saloons and shady gangsters in this town.

Cars on the Route

ADDRESS: 119 N. Main St, Galena, KS
NOTE: Only 11 of Route 66’s 2,448 miles pass through Kansas, and most of them are in Galena. Four women restored the old Kan-O-Tex service station and led the revitalization of Route 66 history in Galena. See “Tow Tater,” the tow truck that inspired Mater from the movie Cars.

Will Rogers Memorial Museum

ADDRESS: 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017
COST: $7
NOTE: A museum dedicated to the life and work of entertainer Will Rogers.

The Golden Driller

ADDRESS: Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114
PHONE: 918-596-2100
A monument to Oklahoma’s history in the oil industry, this Golden Driller statue has graced the grounds of the Tulsa Expo Center since 1966.

Buck Atom’s Atomic Curios

ADDRESS: C1347 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120
Recalling the atomic age, this quirky store in a former gas station is full of trinkets, curios, and creatively constructed statues recalling the peak of the Cold War.

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

ADDRESS: 13 Sahoma Lake Rd, Sapulpa, OK 74066
Of the numerous car museums on Route 66, this is one of the most interesting, packing a lot of cars in a small space. There are no ropes between you and the cars, allowing you to get as close as you can without touching them to observe all the fine details you can’t see from far away.

Stroud OK to Amarillo, TX

Find scheduled Passport Stamps Moto Meetups between Stroud, OK and Amarillo, TX

July 18th
6 – 9 pm
Band: 7:30-9

ADDRESS: 429 W Main Street, Stroud, OK

NOTE: Look for the Support Bikers Banner. Come and go as you please.

8:00 am to 9:00 am

The Rock Cafe
ADDRESS: 114 W Main St, Stroud, OK 74079
NOTE: Look for the Support Bikers Banner
They will be serving breakfast if you want to eat here.


These stops will be outlined in the Official Passport Booklet that you will received in your rider packet. They are not required stops.

Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum

ADDRESS: 336992 East, OK-66, Warwick, OK 74881
PHONE: 405-258-9141
NOTE:This former garage houses the best collection of vintage motorcycles and related paraphenalia on all of Route 66. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Give yourself time.

Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café

ADDRESS: 101 East 12th St, Shamrock, TX
PHONE: 806-256-2501
NOTE: This former gas station and cafe is an iconic Route 66 landmark. Today it’s owned by the town of Shamrock, Texas, which has restored it to appear as it looked during its heyday.

Amarillo Route 66 Historic District

ADDRESS: 6th Ave. between Georgia and Western, Amarillo, TX 79106
NOTE: Visitors will find over one mile of art galleries, antique and collectible stores, restaurants, and bars in historic buildings. This district was one of the first residential and business districts in Amarillo. People came from miles around to visit the stores and restaurants located on the strip.

Here are some historic points of interest along Route 66. These are not required, just sightseeing options along the route we thought you might be interested in.

Threatt Filling Station

ADDRESS: Historic Route 66 and North Pottawatomi Rd. in Luther, OK
NOTE: One of the few and far between gas stations on Route 66 in Oklahoma that welcomed African-American travelers in the Jim Crow south.

Arcadia Round Barn

ADDRESS: 107 OK-66, Arcadia, OK 73007
PHONE: 405-396-0824
NOTE:A unique barn on the National Register of Historic Places. You can go inside to visit exhibits and the gift shop.

Pops 66 Soda Ranch

ADDRESS:660 W. Highway 66, Arcadia, OK 73007
NOTE: You can find and buy practically any kind of soda, pop, or whatever you call it in this store, easily found with its unique giant neon soda bottle sculpture out front.

Canadian County Historical Society Museum

ADDRESS: 300 S Grand, El Reno, OK 73036
PHONE: 417-625-4789
NOTE: Here you can explore many historic buildings and a couple of train cars, as well as the old El Reno train station.

National Route 66 Museum

ADDRESS: 2717 W 3rd St, Elk City, OK 73644
NOTE: If you only visit one museum on Route 66, visit this one. The National Route 66 Museum focuses on the people who lived, worked and traveled the “Mother Road” and offers visitors a classic walk through all eight states, highlighted by realistic murals and vignettes depicting the eras of the road and the interesting places that made Route 66 so famous. As you travel along, you can listen to recorded histories and personal accounts of the road from overhead audio kiosks.

Amarillo, TX to Grants, NM

Find scheduled Passport Stamps Moto Meetups between Amarillo, TX and Grants, NM

8:00 am to 9:00 am

ADDRESS: 13651 I-40 Frontage Rd Amarillo, TX 79121

NOTE: Look for the Support Bikers Banner



Passport Stamp / Moto Meetup will be at the Westener-Extended Stay//CACTUS COVE INN AND SUITES
LOCATION: 2501 E Interstate Dr Amarillo TX 79104

These stops will be outlined in the Official Passport Booklet that you will received in your rider packet. They are not required stops.

Midpoint Cafe

ADDRESS: 305 Historic Rte 66, Adrian, TX 79001
PHONE: (806) 538-6379
NOTES: You’re officially halfway there! The Midpoint Cafe is exactly 1,139 miles from both Chicago and Los Angeles. Photo opportunities are free, and the cafe food is good, too.

Tee Pee Curios

ADDRESS: 924 E. Tucumcari Blvd, Tucumcari, NM
NOTE: The Tee Pee Curios is one of the only remaining curio shops in New Mexico. Starting out as a gas and grocery store in the 1940’s when Route 66 was only two lanes, they lost their gas pumps with the widening of the road. When I-40 bypassed Route 66, then marked the ending of an era and many towns along the route suffered. We are honored and pleased to be open and look forward to meeting you. The Tee Pee Curios has all of your souvenir needs from Route 66 items, New Mexico, pottery, t-shirts, jewelery, postcards and more. Our neon will be on at night for you to enjoy and we welcome photographers. We also welcome locals, tourists, motorcycle groups and bus tours. Long live Route 66!

Here are some historic points of interest along Route 66. These are not required, just sightseeing options along the route we thought you might be interested in.

Glenrio Historic District

ADDRESS: Glenrio, TX
NOTES: Glenrio is a Route 66 boom town on the Texas/New Mexico border that turned into a ghost town after Interstate 40 bypassed it. The Glenrio Historic District includes the old Route 66 roadbed and 17 abandoned buildings.

Cuervo Ghost Town

ADDRESS: 321 N. Main St, Pontiac, IL
NOTES: Another ghost town, all too common along the western half of Route 66. Interstate 40 literally cut the town in half, helping to lead to its demise.

Santa Rosa Blue Hole

ADDRESS: 1085 Blue Hole Rd, Santa Rosa, NM
PHONE: 575-472-3763
NOTE: You probably didn’t bring your diving gear, but this desert oasis is popular with divers, being the only place to do that for miles around. The water is surprisingly clean, clear, and blue, making it a great place to stop and relieve the monotony of the open high desert.

Maggies Diner (from the movie Wild Hogs)

ADDRESS: 2867 NM-14, Madrid, NM 87010
NOTE: Fans of the movie Wild Hogs will remember Maggie’s Diner. Built especially for the movie, Maggie’s Diner is now open as a retail store selling a wide variety of souvenirs and Route 66 collectibles.

Grants, NM to Williams, AZ

Find scheduled Passport Stamps Moto Meetups between Grants, NM to Williams, AZ

8:00 am to 9:00 am


ADRESS: 700 W Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020

Look for the Support Bikers Banner
There is a really cool Pic opportunity right outside the park, see link, Route 66 sign that goes over the road.
There is also a mining museum across the road and main street is old route 66

Park has a Covered Pavillion, they will provide table / chairs. They have offered Food Trucks, and flyers with options for rides to historical items in the area.


These stops will be outlined in the Official Passport Booklet that you will received in your rider packet. They are not required stops.

Standin’ on the Corner Park

ADDRESS: Second St. and Kinsley Ave, Winslow, AZ
NOTE: Fans of the Eagles won’t want to miss this one. The town of Winslow, Arizona has commemorated their brief mention in the song Take It Easy in this park, complete with the flatbed Ford. Great photo op with a statue of songwriter Glenn Frey.

Ride 89A to Sedona, AZ

Slide Rock State Park

ADRESS: N State Route 89A
COST: $10 per motorcycle, passenger $5.00
NOTES: Park is located in Oak Creek Canyon 7 miles north of Sedona. Ride to Sedona and back to Flagstaff.

Here are some historic points of interest along Route 66. These are not required, just sightseeing options along the route we thought you might be interested in.

Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert

ADDRESS: I-40 exit 311
NOTE:This minor detour takes a cruise through the Painted Desert, and then the Petrified Forest, with countless chunks of wood from back when this area was a lush forest transformed into rocks. Includes a roadside stop with an abandoned car all about Route 66. A 7-day pass costs $20 for motorcycles and $25 for other private vehicles. Annual national park pass holders (disabled, veterans, America the Beautiful, etc.) get in free.

Wigwam Motel

ADDRESS: 17231 Old 66 Blvd, Carthage, MO 64836
PHONE: 928-524-3048
NOTE: Classic Route 66 stop with individual hotel rooms shaped like wigwams. Many classic cars are parked outside as well.

Meteor Crater

ADDRESS: I-40 exit 233, Winslow, AZ
NOTE: This is one of the best preserved meteorite impact craters in the world. Worth a stop if you’re a space nut. Admission is $23, or $21 for age 60 and above.

Two Guns

ADDRESS: I-40 exit 230, Winslow AZ
NOTE: Originally a trading post, Two Guns became a full blown tourist trap when Route 66 came through. A dispute between the people who ran it escalated to a fatal shooting, followed by a run of bad luck that some believe was a curse. It’s abandoned today, but you can still visit the remains of the zoo, gas station, and cave.

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins

ADDRESS: I-40 exit 219, Flagstaff, AZ
NOTE: Unlike Two Guns, there are no curses here. This is the former location of another trading post and popular Route 66 landmark. Like many of them, it fell into decline when I-40 bypassed it, and it closed in 1995. The building is gone, but the two enormous arrows that marked the location stood for many years. One arrow fell over in 2022, leaving only one to mark the spot.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

ADDRESS: 3 Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Come gaze across curved canyon walls. Among the remarkable geological formations of the canyon itself, the former homes of ancient inhabitants are easily evident. Along the trails you can imagine life within Walnut Canyon, while visiting actual pueblos and walking in the steps of those who came before. $25 admission for all vehicles, free with national park pass.

Grand Canyon National Park

ADDRESS: Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is 60 miles north on Highway 64 out of Williams – not exactly right on Route 66, but it could be a detour if you’re so inclined. A 7-day pass is $30 for motorcycles, $35 for other vehicles.

Williams, AZ to Victorville, CA

Find scheduled Passport Stamps Moto Meetups between Wiliams AZ to Victorville, CA

Saturday July 22nd
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

ADDRESS: 14522 Valley Center Drive, Victorville, CA
PHONE: 760-230-9611

PASSPORT STAMP: 6 pm to 7 pm
Look for Support Bikers Banner


This will be “Bike Night” for the Dealership with music, vendors, food truck, drinks, tables and chairs. Dealership CLOSES at 8 pm.


These stops will be outlined in the Official Passport Booklet that you will received in your rider packet. They are not required stops.

From Old Railroad Town Seligman Route 66 to Kinsgman

ADDRESS: Old Route 66
NOTE:This is where the effort to revive Route 66 in Arizona began, starting with redesignating the main drag through town as Arizona Highway 66 all the way to Kingman. If you’re looking to take a break from I-40, take this route instead.

Oatman, AZ via Sitgreaves Pass

NOTE: The original alignment of Route 66 took travelers over the narrow twisty road of Sitgreaves Pass and through the town of Oatman, which retains its wild west appearance and qualities today. In 1952 Route 66 was moved to a less treacherous route through Yucca, but the original alignment is a fun ride. Proceed with caution! There are numerous tight turns, steep drop-offs, so this route may not be for everyone. Also watch out for wild burros all over the area, including in the road. They will eat out of your hand if you let them..

Roy’s Motel and Cafe

ADDRESS: 87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, CA 92304
NOTE: Oреnеd іn 1938, Rоу’ѕ wаѕ thе оnlу ѕtор tо fіnd gаѕ, a hоt dіѕh аnd a bеd in thе аrеа. Rоу’ѕ wаѕ оrіgіnаllу a ѕеrvісе ѕtаtіоn, but аddеd a саfе, a gаrаgе аnd a ѕmаll motel mаdе оf ѕmаll bungаlоwѕ. Today it’s simply a tourist stop, but all are welcome to stop and look around at the famous Route 66 landmark.

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

ADDRESS: 24266 National Trails Hwy, Oro Grande, CA 92368
NOTE: Just what it says it is, a forest of bottles hanging on metal pipes that turn the area into a forest. Free to visit, explore, and see all kinds of crazy artifacts inside. This is the epitome of weird, quirky Route 66 roadside attractions

Here are some historic points of interest along Route 66. These are not required, just sightseeing options along the route we thought you might be interested in.

Antares Point

ADDRESS: 9855 E AZ-66 Kingman, AZ
NOTE: Antares Point is along the longest continuous curve on a U.S. Hwy (approx. 2 miles) and offers fantastic views into the Arizona desert. The location, formerly Kozy Corner Trail Park features Giganticus Headicus, a 14 foot tall Tiki style head created in 2003 and 2004 by local artist Gregg Arnold. Some of Arnold’s other art projects are displayed around the location.

Arizona Route 66 Museum and other Route 66 Attractions

ADDRESS: 120 W. Andy Devine Dr, Kingman, AZ
NOTE: The old powerhouse has been turned into a museum displaying the history of Route 66 through Kingman. $10 admission. There is a large parking lot with a drive-thru sign. There are also many Route 66 sights within walking distance, including Locomotive Park and Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner. Also Mother Road Harley-Davidson!

Hotel Beale

ADDRESS: 325 E. Andy Devine Dr, Kingman, AZ
NOTE: Once the premier hotel in Kingman, the Hotel Beale first catered to the many passengers of the Santa Fe railroad. Later to the travelers of Route 66, when it came through. Successful for decades, the historic Hotel Beale now sits lonely and abandoned, having fallen on hard times.

Oatman Hotel Restaurant and Saloon

ADDRESS: 181Main St, Oatman, AZ
PHONE: (928) 768-4408
NOTE: Right on Main Street in Oatman, this building is on the National Register of Historic Places for being the only two-story adobe building in Mojave County, Arizona. It’s also where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard stayed after getting married in nearby Kingman. They returned frequently until Lombard’s untimely death in a 1942 plane crash.

Amboy Crater

ADDRESS: Rt. 66, Amboy, CA
NOTE: Down the street from Roy’s is Amboy Crater, a dormant cinder cone volcano that last erupted about 10,000 years ago. Even if you don’t stop to see it, you can’t miss the lava fields you’ll ride through as you continue west.

Bagdad Cafe

ADDRESS: 46548 National Trails Hwy, Newberry Springs, CA 92365
NOTES: Location of the movie by the same name.

Main Street, Barstow, CA

ADDRESS: Barstow, CA
NOTES: Barstow is another town that has embraced its Route 66 heritage. It’s worth taking a cruise down Main Street and checking out the classic buildings and murals.

Western America Railroad Museum

ADDRESS: 685 North First Street, Barstow, CA
NOTES: If you’re a rail fan, stop here and check out several locomotives and rail cars outside, as well as an indoor museum with more train exhibits. Admission is is free.

California Route 66 Museum

ADDRESS: 16825 D St, Victorville, CA 92395
NOTES: The last Route 66 museum on our tour, with a focus on the California sections of Route 66. Our ride ends in Victorville, but stop in to check out the rest of the Mother Road, stretching all the way to the Santa Monica Pier.


If you are planning to visit multiple national parks along the way, please consider getting an annual pass to save money.

The “America the Beautiful” pass is $80 for the year. With individual entry fees between $25-35 it can more than pay for itself quickly.

Plus, a senior (age 62+) annual pass is $20, lifetime is $80, and military or disabled passes are free.

Ride Safe Everyone
-The Route 66 Crew