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OKLAHOMA ROUTE 66 MUSEUM - Contains an extensive collection of Route 66 artifacts, road signs, vintage automobiles, and much more, all arranged as in actual use. Visitors walk through Route 66 history every step of the way! Make a stop in our Gift Shop for a large variety of Route 66 books, signs, maps, artwork and more! 2229 West Gary Avenue, Clinton, Oklahoma 73601.
Phone: 580-323-7866

 

NATIONAL ROUTE 66 MUSEUM - Home of the National Museum specifically dedicated to the promotion, preservation and restoration of Route 66. The Museum Gift Shop is well stocked with books, maps, art and various Route 66 memorabilia. 2717 West 3rd Street, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644, Phone: 580-225-6266

 

ROUTE 66 MOTHER ROAD MUSEUM - Dedicated to the Spirit of Route 66 and located in the historic Harvey House in, the museum displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert communities. Exhibits include development of America's Route 66 from early pioneer trails, railroad and automotive history. 681 North First Avenue, Barstow, California 92311
 

CALIFORNIA ROUTE 66 MUSEUM - The California Route 66 Museum will introduce you to the adventure that awaits you along the legendary Highway.  Over 4000 sq of historic Displays, browse through our extensive library and look over the array of Route 66 books, maps, and videos available in our complete gift store.  And of course see the famous Hullaville Display. 16825 "D" Street, Victorville, California 92393, Phone: 760-951-0436
 

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM AND VISITORS CENTER - A vast display of early railroad years and Route 66 located in the old powerhouse building in downtown Historic Kingman. Contains a very large miniature multi-train layout where locomotives pulling railcars chug along the tracks throughout the entire museum. 120 West Andy Devine Avenue, Kingman, Arizona 86402. Phone: 928-753-5001

 

FRANK PHILLIPS' FAVORITE FILLING STATION - A classic 1930 cottage style Phillips 66 filling station located on Route 66, which is Main Street in Chandler, Oklahoma. Currently being restored to original Phillips Petroleum Company specifications.

 

BARBWIRE MUSEUM - This museum and site includes the history of barbed wire, cattle brands, Titanic connection, museum mercantile, McLean, Texas Route 66 and other links. P.O. Box 66, McLean, Texas 79057, Phone: 806-779-3164

 

NEEDLES REGIONAL MUSEUM - The story of Needles and the Colorado River from  1800’s to present.  Exhibits of artifacts, heritage fashions, Indian history, pottery and beadwork, military activity, railroad and Historic Route 66. 929 Front St., PO Box 978, Needles, CA  92363, (760)326-5678, Monday – Saturday; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

HISTORIC HARVEY HOUSE - EL GARCES - Harvey House Train Station opened in 1908.  A neoclassical building with touches of Old Spain.  El Garces was known as the “Crown Jewel” of the Fred Harvey chain of fine hotel-restaurants along the Santa Fe Railroad.  This treasure is being restored. Front & G St., Needles, CA. For more information about the restoration efforts contact: Friends of El Garces. President:  Jerry Lewis  Tours are the second Saturday of each month Sep - May.

 

WORLD'S LARGEST CATSUP BOTTLE - Built in 1949, this unique water tower was saved from demolition and restored to its original glory in 1995. Located in Collinsville, Illinois, this roadside attraction landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

 

AMERICAN DINER MUSEUM - Since 1996, the American Diner Museum has been focused on celebrating and preserving the cultural and historical significance of the American diner, a unique American institution. The museum also hopes to recognize and share the importance of diners nationally and internationally.

 

GOFFS SCHOOL HOUSE AND MUSEUM - The Goffs Schoolhouse is a one-room mission-style desert school
built in 1914 to serve the needs of families of railroaders, homesteaders, Route 66 merchants, miners, and ranchers. The schoolhouse was used until 1937 and was restored by the nonprofit Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association (MDHCA) in 1998. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The MDHCA maintains the schoolhouse and an outdoor museum of desert artifacts at the 70 acre Goffs Cultural Center while continuing its mission to gather and preserve the history of the Mojave desert.  The schoolhouse and surrounding grounds are open for public visitation the first weekend of each month from January through June and October through December 9:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M.
For additional information contact: Jo Ann Casebier, Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association, 37198 Lanfair Road -- Goffs, Essex, CA 92332, Phone: 760-733-4482
 

SAN BERNARDINO ROUTE 66 MUSEUM - On December 12, 1998 a significant bit of San Bernardino history at 14th and "E" Streets was revived to local prominence. Once again the imposing red sign with white lettering announced 15 cent hamburgers beneath the sawed-off arch that became the icon of American fast food. This was the 50th anniversary of the birth of McDonald's on the site where it all began. The original stand is long gone, but the building on its premises is now home to an unofficial McDonald's museum.

 

WESTERN AMERICA RAILROAD MUSEUM - The Western America Railroad Museum collects, preserves and shares the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest for all who love railroads and railroading. The museum provides educational forums with interpretive and historical displays which focus on both Railroad History and the development of Railroad Technology.

 

ROUTE 66 ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS HALL OF FAME
110 Howard Street, Pontiac, Illinois 61764
For more info contact Jim Jones:
Phone: 815-844-5657

ROGER MILLER MUSEUM - Roger Miller’s illustrious career as an entertainer and songwriter spanned more than three decades. His accomplishments included many memorable number-one hit songs, numerous Grammy Awards, a television series, a Tony Award, and countless hours of live performances and radio play. Roger often credited his small town upbringing in Erick as the inspiration for much of his music. In recognition of his important connection to Erick, Okalahoma, a group of individuals and civic leaders have teamed up with Roger’s widow, Mary Miller, and his son, Dean Miller, to create a living tribute museum to this unique man and his career. Open: Wed - Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm. Located at the corner of Roger Miller Blvd. (Old Route 66) & Sheb Wooley Ave., P.O. Box 464, Erick, OK 73645. Phone: 580-526-3833 - Alt. Phone: 580-526-3332

 

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