route 66

Celebrate the Mother Road at the Inaugural Route 66 Festival in Amarillo

May 30, 2023 | By Jason Boyett

When author and photographer Candacy Taylor began researching her book Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America, Amarillo landed on her radar.

McLean Is an Underappreciated Route 66 Getaway

March 28, 2023 | By Chet Garner

Texans have loved a good road trip at least as far back as the creation of the most iconic road in the U.S.—Route 66.

Owens Salvage in the Panhandle Pays Homage to the Heyday of the Hot Rod

December 29, 2022 | By Ian Dille

A New Visitor Center in Amarillo Explores the People, Places, and Legends of Historic Route 66

January 29, 2020 | By Dale Blasingame

For Amarillo photographer Jim Livingston, the new I Am Route 66 Visitor Center and Gallery he opened in his hometown represents the thousands of personal connections he made while driving 25,000 miles up and down the highway known as the Mother Road.

Enjoy A Slice Of Pie At The Halfway Mark Of Route 66

July 30, 2019 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Location is important for practically any dining establishment. For Midpoint Café in Adrian, location is everything. The restaurant would likely not exist if
it wasn’t precisely 1,139 miles from Chicago and 1,139 miles from Los Angeles—the halfway point on storied Route 66.

The Daytripper’s Top 5 on Route 66

December 19, 2018 | By Chet Garner

The top stops in Texas on the ‘Mother Road of America’

An Epic Route 66 Road Trip Is Headed for Texas

July 13, 2018 | By Julia Jones

The trust, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C., recently named the route a “national treasure,” a title given to places that are integral to the nation’s history. Including the entirety of Route 66 on the list is meant to feature all the vintage hotels, neon signs, gas stations, and other businesses along the route, as well as its infrastructure.

Finding Unique, Hidden Attractions on Route 66

February 14, 2018 | By

While not a typical destination, this weathered barn along the route east of Amarillo— now Farm-to-Market Road 2161—takes on a warm glow with photographer Clark Crenshaw’s addition of LED lighting. From Conway, head about 5 miles west along FM 2161 to find the deserted outbuilding along the south side right before the road curves toward Interstate 40. Visit for more information.

Panhandle Passage

April 18, 2017 | By Shelley Armitage

This trail is as old as the bison routes, I’m told, from back when the shaggy beasts once blackened the plains along the northern Llano Estacado.

Get Your Kicks (and Souvenirs)

December 15, 2015 | By Scott Jarrett

How can one explain the neon magnetism of Route 66? Before this summer, I could quote a few lines of the famous 1946 Bobby Troup lyric, but if pressed, I had trouble pinpointing on a map precisely where you could “get your kicks.”

Spirit of 66

March 1, 2010 | By June Naylor

Route 66 first enticed adventure-seekers on a transcontinental journey from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1926.

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