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More details released on future Big Texan Steak Ranch

More details released on future Big Texan Steak Ranch

While groundbreaking remains weeks away, the owners of the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo revealed many plans for a bigger restaurant and other attractions just down the road. The current Big Texan seats about 500 people, but customer demand has outgrown it…

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Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue unveiled in Winslow

It took a day later than expected, but the Glenn Frey tribute statue was unveiled Saturday at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. Hundreds of people — along with about an equal number of smartphones — attended the unveiling.…

Ground broken for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park

Ground broken for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park

Area officials broke ground Friday for Cardinal Route 66 Memorial Park in Webb City, Missouri, on a triangular piece of land on the town’s east side. Actual construction will begin in a few days. Completion of the park is scheduled…

New Tulsa mural features Bob Wills, Route 66

A photo posted by Mary Beth Babcock (@marybethbabcock) on Sep 11, 2016 at 5:08pm PDT A new, huge mural at Third and Greenwood in downtown Tulsa pays tribute to Western swing icon Bob Wills and Route 66. The mural is…

A concise history of Ash Fork

A concise history of Ash Fork

Marshall Trimble, who’s been designated Arizona’s official state historian, appears in this 2 1/2-minute video about the Route 66 town of Ash Fork, Arizona, for the Ash Fork Historical Society and Museum. And because Trimble grew up in Ash Fork,…

New Kingman Splash Pad has a familiar sight

New Kingman Splash Pad has a familiar sight

Those who check out the new Kingman Splash Pad at Cecil Davis Park in Kingman, Arizona, may see a familiar sight — a replica of the old water tower that greets Route 66 travelers going into town. The water park…

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

A tribute statue of Glenn Frey, co-writer of The Eagles’ song “Take It Easy,” will be installed at noon Friday, Sept. 23, at Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. KSLX classic-rock radio in Phoenix announced Tuesday the installation, which…

Paul Bunyon statue in Atlanta gets a new coat of paint

Paul Bunyon statue in Atlanta gets a new coat of paint

The oft-photographed Paul Bunyon fiberglass statue in downtown Atlanta, Illinois, received a touch-up last Saturday from the Illinois Route 66 Association’s Preservation Committee. According to The New Herald News, about 10 volunteers repainted the 19-foot-tall statue, also called Tall Paul. By…

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

The newly formed Route 66 Commission in Tulsa met for the first time Tuesday and vowed first to beef up tourism numbers. According to a report about the meeting from Tulsa Public Radio, less than 2 percent of Route 66…

Supertam on 66 proves popular with Chinese tourists

Supertam on 66 proves popular with Chinese tourists

The Supertam on 66 ice-cream shop and Superman memorabilia museum in Carterville, Missouri, has developed a following from tourists who hail more than 7,000 miles away. Owner Larry Tamminen told the Joplin Globe newspaper his store is prominently listed in a Chinese-language…

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