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Tourism center in Springfield, Mo., sports Route 66 theme

The city’s tourism center in downtown Springfield, Mo., will include a new Route 66 theme, reported KY3-TV in Springfield.

The television station reported:

The center at 815 St. Louis St. will sport window graphics reflecting the heyday of Route 66 – the historic byway upon which the center is located – and scenes from Springfield attractions.

The first of the graphics were installed June 19 on the southwest windows.  The second set will be installed on Tuesday on the south windows.  More than 15 window panels are being covered in graphics that are about 5 feet tall.

The Route 66 Tourist Information Center is in the lobby of the Convention & Visitors Bureau office in the ground floor of the Jordan Valley Car Park.  Plans also include remodeling the lobby with Route 66 décor and information.

That location, incidentally, also sits on an alignment of Route 66 in Springfield.

Ironically, KY3 reported just days ago that the city’s tourism center is closing one of its offices on Battlefield Road. It’s not because of dwindling tourism. It’s because the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website and its app for smartphones have lessened the need for that office.

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