Wednesday, May 11, 2016

News From Along Route 66, March 2016: A New Museum and a New Tourist Center for the Road

MARCH 27--  Route 66 Tourist Center opens in Edwardsville, Illinois.  It will be in Afterwards Books, a store that was a tourist inn for Route 66 travelers back in its day at 454 E. Vandalia Street (Route 66 through town).  They are closed Sundays and Mondays.

It was originally built as a single family home by a wealthy resident and became a tourist inn in the early 1920s.  A decade later, tourist cabins were added and some still exist behind the house.

Let's see, two of my favorite things in one place--  a bookstore and Route 66 thing.  Wondering if I'll visit the next time through?

MARCH 30--  Soft-opening planned for June 1, for the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma..  The museum features 10,000-square-feet of interactive displays and vintage autos.  The neatest thin is the 66-feet-tall gas pump outside.

You can never have too many places such as that and that huge gas pump will certainly attract folks...like me.

Books and 66.  --RoadDog

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