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Route 66 in Missouri

from Chain of Rocks Bridge to Joplin; 313 Miles

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The Route 66 Association of Missouri puts a lot of work into the preservation of

Here are some of the sites we enjoyed:

  Chain of Rocks Bridge (before and after restoration work)

Gateway Arch and Ted Drewes in St Louis  

  roadsign near St. Clair and the Red Cedar Inn (now closed)

The road to Stanton offers several sights, such as

Gardenway and Tri County Truckstop (former Diamonds)

Sunset Motel seems to be still busy.

  Meramec Caverns

  Bourbon water tower and the old Sunrise Motel in Sullivan

Cuba has many old buildings and icons

We found Route 66 Motors. Nicely restored cars and tons of collector's items.

In the middle of nowhere is Arlington. Today an RV campsite

This former motel is now a private residence.

John's Modern Cabins - they once were

  Devil's Elbow

Historic Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon

We arrived late in Springfield and stayed at one of the icon motels.

One of two vintage Steak'n Shakes in Springfield

One of the largest Coca Cola collections we have ever seen.

roadside

Old stone building, seems it was a former garage.

Route 66 Bar and Drive-In Theatre in Carthage

stayed at the same motel like when we started in Joplin

 

 

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