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From the high plains to the great southwest 

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Route 66 in Texas begins and ends with ghost towns. In between are a whole lot of surprises 

The legendary U Drop In. Photo galleries. The midpoint of Route 66. Great pie and buffalo burgers. A legendary steakhouse. A giant cross. A museum dedicated to barbed wire. And much, much more 

This is Route 66 in Texas. 

The Cactus Inn in historic McLean, Texas is a renovated Route 66 classic that bridges the past and the present. Round out your stay with an excellent dinner at the Red River Steakhouse. 

Everything is bigger in Texas 

Jim Hinckley Recommends 

Jim Hinckley has been telling people where to go since 1990. Here are a few of his favorite places along Route 66 in Texas. 

  • Western Motel, Shamrock
  • U Drop Inn, Shamrock 
  • Cactus Inn Motel, McLean
  • Devil’s Rope Museum, McLean
  • Red River Steakhouse, McLean
  • Chalet Inn, Groom 
  • Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, Groom
  • I Am Rte 66 Visitor Center & Gallery, Amaillo 
  • 6th Avenue Historic District, Amarillo 
  • Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo 
  • Milburn – Price Culture Museum, Vega
  • Midpoint Cafe, Adrian
  • Glenrio

End of The Road

Like bookends Route 66 in Texas is bracketed by ghost towns. 

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Route 66 Navigation is more than the best app available for navigating Route 66. It is the ultimate travel companion with an extensive list of attractions, restaurants, historic sites, wineries, breweries, saloons and museums. 

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