A closer look at the Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

The host of the Adventures in TV-Land channel on YouTube paid a recent visit to the Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The result was a nearly 20-minute video of what the site offers. The Illinois Route 66 Experience is much more interactive and informative than you might think. It also … Continue reading A closer look at the Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Hiway House Motel in Albuquerque to be transformed into a boutique hotel

The vacant Hiway House Motel in the popular Nob Hill area of Albuquerque will be changed into a boutique hotel, but its historic neon sign will remain. The Albuquerque Journal reported that Josh Rogers and Kurt Browning of Titan Development in Albuquerque acquired the property at 3200 Central Ave. (aka Route 66) after wanting it … Continue reading Hiway House Motel in Albuquerque to be transformed into a boutique hotel

Joel Baker of American Giants Museum to be keynote speaker at Miles of Possibility Conference

Joel Baker, founder of the American Giants Museum in Atlanta, Illinois, will be the keynote speaker during the Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference at the historic Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Illinois. The conference's theme, naturally, will be "Giants of Route 66." It will run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. Baker is the nation’s … Continue reading Joel Baker of American Giants Museum to be keynote speaker at Miles of Possibility Conference

10 more Route 66 Extraordinary Women micro-grants announced

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership announced 10 more grant recipients from its Extraordinary Women Micro-Grants Program. Grants of $2,000 were given to: Sarah Ann Lesslie of Cocolita Chocolate Cafe, Flagstaff, Arizona: Purchase two new, single-door refrigerators for the shop, replacing a malfunctioning one. Amy Stephens of the Edmond History Museum, Edmond, Oklahoma: Install new … Continue reading 10 more Route 66 Extraordinary Women micro-grants announced

Gemini Giant to make appearance at American Giants Museum

The Gemini Giant fiberglass figure will make an appearance at the American GIants Museum in Atlanta, Illinois, this weekend while en route for restoration and reinstallation at a park in Wilmington. According to a Facebook post, the Gemini Giant will be making a pit stop at the museum before going to the ReGiants restoration shop. … Continue reading Gemini Giant to make appearance at American Giants Museum

Meadow Gold Mack store opens along Route 66 in Tulsa

Mary Beth Babcock recently opened a second store along Route 66 in Tulsa -- the Meadow Gold Mack emporium that sits next to the landmark Meadow Gold neon sign, naturally. Babcock, who also owns the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 down the street, told News on 6 in Tulsa that Meadow Gold Mack … Continue reading Meadow Gold Mack store opens along Route 66 in Tulsa

Gearhead Curios gets $12,500 state grant to help build “Big A the Texaco Man” fiberglass giant

Aaron Perry, owner of Gearhead Curios in Galena, Kansas, recently received a $12,500 tourism attraction development grant from the state to help build his planned "Big A the Texaco Man" statue at the site. "Everything is on target for a July installation," Perry wrote in a Facebook post. An outsized check was presented to Perry … Continue reading Gearhead Curios gets $12,500 state grant to help build “Big A the Texaco Man” fiberglass giant

Clifton’s Republic in downtown Los Angeles to reopen next month

Clifton's Republic, once known as Clifton's Cafeteria, in downtown Los Angeles will reopen next month, along with a revamped cafeteria. LAist had the scoop: The more than 90-year-old dining and cocktail destination will be bringing back a revamped version of its iconic cafeteria this summer, along with the tropical-themed Pacific Seas tiki bar, and the … Continue reading Clifton’s Republic in downtown Los Angeles to reopen next month

Dean “Crazy Legs” Walker receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Kansas Historic Route 66 Association

Dean "Crazy Legs" Walker, nicknamed for his ability to turn his legs backward, received a lifetime achievement award from the Kansas Historic Route 66 Association. Dora Meroney, a longtime Route 66 booster from Amarillo, was there to get pictures of the ceremony at Cars on the Route site in Galena, Kansas. More pictures from Jeremy … Continue reading Dean “Crazy Legs” Walker receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Kansas Historic Route 66 Association

More details emerge of Slug Bug Ranch’s imminent move to Amarillo

It was announced a few weeks ago that the Slug Bug Ranch, aka Bug Ranch, landmark in Conway, Texas, would be moved to the east side of Amarillo. The Amarillo Globe-News (via AOL) had more details about Slug Bug Ranch, which is set to open at its new site across the Starlight Ranch Event Center … Continue reading More details emerge of Slug Bug Ranch’s imminent move to Amarillo