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Kingman offers a different selling point

Kingman offers a different selling point

Borrowing an approach from all those pharmaceutical ads you see on television, the Kingman Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, explains why you need to get your kicks on Route 66. Clever, isn’t it? (Screen capture of Route 66 from Kingman…

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Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

  The city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Arts Commission picked Eric F. Garcia’s design, titled “Route 66 Rising,” as the sculpture that will be installed in the middle of the Admiral Traffic Circle at the intersection of Mingo Road…

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opened last week in Springfield, Missouri, making it the fourth microbrewery in the city and the second on Springfield’s Route 66. Lost Signal opened Valentine’s Day at 610 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in a…

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Route 66-themed sculptures dedicated in Tulsa’s Howard Park

Tulsa officials this week dedicated three Route 66 sculptures chiseled out of Indiana limestone at Tulsa’s historic Howard Park. Utah sculptor Patrick Sullivan painstakingly chiseled into the three massive blocks by hand over a period of months. The limestone columns…

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

The Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat published a comprehensive report about two experts giving a presentation in Gillespie, Illinois, about how to parlay Route 66 into tourism dollars. The experts were Bill Kelly, executive director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway,…

Springfield residents weigh in on improving Kearney Street

Springfield residents weigh in on improving Kearney Street

A few weeks ago, residents of Springfield, Missouri, filled out a survey in which the city asked what sort of improvements they wanted along the long-neglected Kearney Street corridor. Kearney Street was a part of Route 66 and for many…

Rockabilly on the Route festival to take a hiatus in 2018

Rockabilly on the Route festival to take a hiatus in 2018

Organizers of Rockabilly on the Route in Tucumcari, New Mexico, will take an indefinite break from the music festival starting in 2018 to reassess its future — including the possibility of taking it on the road. Organizers on the Rockabilly on the…

Progress report on the Route 66 Experience museum

Progress report on the Route 66 Experience museum

Ken Busby, CEO and executive director of the Route 66 Alliance, provided an update this week on Public Radio Tulsa about the ongoing Route 66 Experience museum project in Tulsa. You can listen to the 25-minute interview here. Here are some highlights:…

Sinkhole closes part of Route 66 in Commerce

Sinkhole closes part of Route 66 in Commerce

A part of Route 66 in Commerce, Oklahoma, will remain closed indefinitely after a sinkhole appeared near the road. The sinkhole was found Friday. about 35 feet from South Main Street near Commerce High School. Police monitored the hole and…

Best Picture nominee was filmed in three Route 66 towns

Best Picture nominee was filmed in three Route 66 towns

  “Hell or High Water,” one of nine films nominated Tuesday for Best Picture in the Academy Awards, lists the New Mexico Route 66 towns of Tucumcari, Moriarty and Albuquerque as among the locations where the movie was shot. The…

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