Gemini Giant to make appearance at American Giants Museum on Sunday

The Gemini Giant fiberglass figure will make an appearance Sunday at the American GIants Museum in Atlanta, Illinois, 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. The … Continue reading Gemini Giant to make appearance at American Giants Museum on Sunday

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

Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield reopens Monday for the first time in over a decade

The Shea's Route 66 Museum along Route 66 in Springfield, Illinois, will reopen at 4 p.m. Monday after receiving extensive renovations at the former gas station. According to the Springfield State Journal-Register (subscription required), Scott Dahl of the city's convention and visitors bureau said it would be the first time the site, now owned by … Continue reading Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield reopens Monday for the first time in over a decade

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City inducted into Steak House Hall of Fame

The Cattlemen's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City will be inducted today into the inaugural class of the National Steak House Hall of Fame. Cattlemen's at 1309 S. Agnew Ave. in the stockyards area of south Oklahoma City isn't on Route 66, but it's so iconic that many Route 66ers take a short side trip to it … Continue reading Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City inducted into Steak House Hall of Fame

Theater in Prescott to host a book launch for Bob Boze Bell’s “The 66 Kids”

The Phippen Museum, in honor of the Phippen's 50th-anniversary Western Art Show & Sale, will present "The 66 Kids Road Show" on May 24 with Western artist and True West magazine's Bob Boze Bell at the historic Elks Theatre in downtown Prescott, Arizona. "The 66 Kids Road Show" will premiere songs and stories about "Two-Lane Tales" and growing … Continue reading Theater in Prescott to host a book launch for Bob Boze Bell’s “The 66 Kids”

Big theme park project near Vinita already showing signs of financial problems

A humongous theme park development planned off Route 66 near Vinita, Oklahoma, already is showing signs of financial issues barely six months after a groundbreaking. Mansion Entertainment, a company with ties to Branson, Missouri, announced last summer it would build the American Heartland theme park and RV park by 2026, which is Route 66's centennial … Continue reading Big theme park project near Vinita already showing signs of financial problems