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Texas Route 66

Almost immediately after leaving the rolling hills of Oklahoma, travelers feel different as they enter the vast plains of the Texas Panhandle. It is easy to imagine how it might have once been to be a lone-rider in the midst of what was a wild and primitive country just a little more than a century ago. It is here that old Route 66 stretched across the Llano Estacado (the Staked Plains) and where the romance of cattle-driving days still drifts through the many small towns of the Texas Prairie.

As for the Mother Road, when you glance at a map, Route 66 looks as if it is easy to follow. Though more than 150 miles of the original 178 miles that crossed Texas still remain, you will actually need to keep your eyes wide open in order to not miss the vintage architecture and many landmarks that dot the landscape.

Also see vintage and modern photos of Texas' Historic Places, Scenic Views, and Ghost Towns.

Amarillo, TX - Cowboy Motel

Amarillo, TX - Cowboy Motel

Amarillo, TX - Natatorium

Amarillo, TX - Natatorium

Amarillo, TX - Horse Parade - 2

Amarillo, TX - Horse Parade - 2

Amarillo, TX - Horse Parade - 3

Amarillo, TX - Horse Parade - 3

Amarillo, TX - Horse Parade

Amarillo, TX - Horse Parade

Amarillo, TX - Windmill

Amarillo, TX - Windmill

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan Sign

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan Sign

Amarillo, TX - Cadillac Ranch - 1

Amarillo, TX - Cadillac Ranch - 1

Amarillo, TX - Cadillac Ranch - 3

Amarillo, TX - Cadillac Ranch - 3

Amarillo, TX - Cowboy Motel Sign - 2

Amarillo, TX - Cowboy Motel Sign - 2

Amarillo, TX - Cowboy Motel Sign

Amarillo, TX - Cowboy Motel Sign

Amarillo, TX - Cadillac Ranch - 2

Amarillo, TX - Cadillac Ranch - 2

Amarillo, TX - Road Does Not End

Amarillo, TX - Road Does Not End

Amarillo, TX - Route 66 thru Amarillo Airport

Amarillo, TX - Route 66 thru Amarillo Airport

Adrian, TX - Staked Plains

Adrian, TX - Staked Plains

Adrian, TX - BBQ & Antiques

Adrian, TX - BBQ & Antiques

Adrian, TX - Bent Door Gas Pumps

Adrian, TX - Bent Door Gas Pumps

Adrian, TX - Bent Door Sign

Adrian, TX - Bent Door Sign

Adrian, TX - Bent Door Trading Post

Adrian, TX - Bent Door Trading Post