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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.

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

Adrian, TX - Marsh Sign - Pig on a Stick

Adrian, TX - Marsh Sign - Pig on a Stick

Adrian, TX - Marsh Sign Cowboy Life

Adrian, TX - Marsh Sign Cowboy Life

Adrian, TX - MidPoint Cafe

Adrian, TX - MidPoint Cafe

Adrian, TX - MidPoint Cafe Sign

Adrian, TX - MidPoint Cafe Sign

Adrian, TX - MidPoint Water Tower

Adrian, TX - MidPoint Water Tower

Adrian, TX - Motel Sign

Adrian, TX - Motel Sign

Adrian, TX - Old Station

Adrian, TX - Old Station

Adrian, TX - Route 66 Midpoint

Adrian, TX - Route 66 Midpoint

Adrian, TX - Staked Plains

Adrian, TX - Staked Plains

Alanreed, TX - Old Cafe

Alanreed, TX - Old Cafe

Alanreed, TX - Oldest Church

Alanreed, TX - Oldest Church

Alanreed, TX - Sign

Alanreed, TX - Sign

Alanreed, TX - Super Service Station

Alanreed, TX - Super Service Station

Amarillo, TX - Actual Size

Amarillo, TX - Actual Size

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan Sign

Amarillo, TX - Big Texan Sign