Here Are 11 Iconic Stops To Make Along Missouri’s Route 66
Get your kicks on Route 66 this summer in Missouri. The historic Route 66 begins in Chicago, Illinois and ends in Santa Monica, California. Along the way, it runs through Missouri beginning in St. Louis and ends in Joplin covering 292 miles. After the interstate systems opened across the U.S. many of the small towns that were along Route 66 suffered, some are now simply a name on the map. Take some time this summer to experience all the Mother Road has to offer and visit these 11 iconic stops along Route 66 in Missouri.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you visited any of theses attractions along Missouri’s alignments of Route 66? Let us know what other gems along the Mother Road we should visit or your experiences of these 11 attractions in the comments below!lo
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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