Hill Top Motel in Kingman adds 30-day bookings on Airbnb site

Travelers who want to stick around Kingman, Arizona, for a few weeks can book via Airbnb the historic Hill Top Motel for long-term stays there. The Airbnb listing can be seen below: View On Airbnb1 bed, 1 bath Motel Room Suite The listing indicates the earliest booking available is in the second week of November. … Continue reading Hill Top Motel in Kingman adds 30-day bookings on Airbnb site

New videogame allows users to restore, reopen a gas station on Route 66

A new videogame called "Gas Station Simulator" on the Steam online platform allows the user to clean up, renovate and reopen a gas station in the desert in Route 66. Here's the trailer for the game: https://youtu.be/VAg0R3EPDkw A writer for PCGamer.com reports: It starts with you driving your really cool car—complete with a smoking dog … Continue reading New videogame allows users to restore, reopen a gas station on Route 66

U.S. will lift travel ban for vaccinated international travelers by November

The United States government on Monday announced it would lift the COVID-related travel ban for 33 countries, including the United Kingdom and European Union, by early November if those travelers are fully vaccinated against the disease. It would be the first time in more than 18 months that European travelers could travel to the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. will lift travel ban for vaccinated international travelers by November

Owner of Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que dies of COVID-19 complications

Dennis Meiser, the longtime owner of the landmark Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que restaurant along Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri, died Friday after being hospitalized for several weeks due to coronavirus complications. He was 65. Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba is handling the arrangements. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral … Continue reading Owner of Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que dies of COVID-19 complications

New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

The new neon-sign wall at the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert, Missouri, will hold a ceremonial lighting ceremony at 8 p.m. Sept. 25. On a related note, Uranus also expanded its empire by acquiring a prominent candy store in Indiana and will convert it into a second location. More on that later. Uranus owner … Continue reading New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

Miles of Possibility Conference will be virtual, with speakers from worldwide

The bad news is next month's annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference won't be in person because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is the virtual format will allow speakers from virtually all over the world. The Oct. 21-24 conference is called "A Worldwide Celebration of Route 66," with speakers from all … Continue reading Miles of Possibility Conference will be virtual, with speakers from worldwide

Travelodge in Flagstaff to be converted into housing for the homeless

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona has purchased the Travelodge motel along Route 66 on the west side of Flagstaff, Arizona, and will convert it into housing for the homeless by next year. KAFF radio in Flagstaff reported that Housing Solutions, with funding help from the Arizona Department of Housing, purchased the property at 2918 E. … Continue reading Travelodge in Flagstaff to be converted into housing for the homeless

29th neon sign created or restored through Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant program

Tulsa's Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program recently saw the 29th sign through its program glow to life. The latest is The Meat and Cheese Show shop at the corner of 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Peoria Avenue. The Meat and Cheese Show is a collaboration between two local chefs, offering catering, Tulsa cheeses … Continue reading 29th neon sign created or restored through Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant program

Big Texan in Amarillo marks its 10,000th 72-ounce steak challenge

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo earlier this month celebrated its 10,000th contestant attempting to consume its famous 72-ounce steak dinner. The 10,000th dinner was eaten on Sept. 1 by John Lamons, who accomplished the feat just seconds short of the 60-minute deadline to get it for free. The challenge requires one to eat … Continue reading Big Texan in Amarillo marks its 10,000th 72-ounce steak challenge

Clifton’s in downtown Los Angeles likely will reopen next month

The historic Clifton's in downtown Los Angeles is scheduled to reopen in October after being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. When developer Andrew Meieran purchased the property at 648 S. Broadway and reopened it six years ago after $14 million in renovations, he expanded the public access from two to five levels of the building, … Continue reading Clifton’s in downtown Los Angeles likely will reopen next month