Route 66 Preservation

Illinois Where the Road Begins

Illinois Where the Road Begins

Illinois Where the Road Begins

Route 66 Association Illinois claims the distinction of Promoting their claim Birthplace of Route 66

  On March 5, 1989, 15 people met in Pontiac. From there a core group of  Illinois Route 66 fans began meeting to form an association in Illinois.  That association was formally established in October 1989 in Dwight,  Illinois with a goal of Route 66 preservation... 

Old Style in Missouri

Illinois Where the Road Begins

Illinois Where the Road Begins

Route 66 Association Missouri has a treasure trove of restored Route 66 icons. Travel Missouri 66.

 Today the spirit of Route 66 lives along the old "Mother Road" in the old restaurants, hotels, museums and attractions in Springfield that still cater to travelers wanting to experience a journey back in time on old Route 66. Route 66 preservation efforts by Route 66 associations... 

Welcome to New Mexico

Illinois Where the Road Begins

Welcome to New Mexico

A version of Tow Mater - Movie,Cars. Route 66 Baxter Springs. Kansas has "Tow Tater on display

The miles on Route 66 in Kansas include many attractions well worth seeing. Things such as Cars on the Route. Galena, KS, Rainbow Bridge, Baxter Springs, KS, Big Brutus, West Mineral, KS, Frecs the Miner, Galena, KS, and many more....

Welcome to Oklahoma

Welcome to New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico

Route 66 association Oklahoma is quick to claim 400 miles of Route 66. Oklahoma travel experience.

 Travelers will find more than 400 miles of gorgeous buildings, Route 66 preservation, quirky  roadside attractions, and stunning scenery waiting to make their  vacation memorable... 

Welcome to Texas

Welcome to New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico

Texas Route 66 Association is proud to promote small towns as Route 66 winds through the panhandle.

 As you travel. stop in the small town  coffee shops to relive some of t.he old stories of the road  and enjoy the Route 66 preservationwith the  locals and enjoy the small town friendliness that only the Lone Star  state of Texas can offer...

Welcome to New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico

Route 66 Association New Mexico in a multicultural state with many historical landmarks including 66

On May 14th, 2004, the New Mexico Route 66 Association was the recipient on a New Mexico Heritage Preservation Award presented by the New Mexico Department of Cultural - Historic Preservation Division for Route 66 preservation...

Arizona Route 66 Museum

Arizona Route 66 Museum

Arizona Route 66 Museum

Route 66 Arizona Association claims Seligman, Arizona as the birthplace of Historic Route 66.

Historic Power House Visitors Center and Arizona Route 66 Museum in Kingman, Arizona.  Built in 1909 and is part of Arizona History on Route 66 Arizona and Route 66 preservation...

Welcome to New Mexico

Arizona Route 66 Museum

Arizona Route 66 Museum

Route 66 Association California has been designated the end of the "End Of The Trail" on Route 66.

 The California Historic Route 66 Association one of the 8 Route 66 associations began in 1990 to  foster, expand, promote, and perpetuate public awareness relating to the  development, history, and significance of Route 66 in California...

Old Route 66 gas station recreated - preserved in Gay Parita,  Missouri. A typical tourist stop.

Springfield Missouri Preservation

Despite the decommissioning, Route 66 lived on as people nostalgic for the old highway started campaigns to preserve the historic Road. The Missouri Route 66 Association formed in 1990 with the goal "Route 66 preservation, promote and develop old Route 66 in Missouri". Congress passed the Route 66 Study Act of 1990, recognizing that Route 66 was "a symbol of the American people's heritage of travel and their legacy of seeking a better life" This study led to a law to preserve the cultural resources of the corridor.


Missouri Governor John Ashcroft signed a bill in 1990 clearing the way for MoDOT to erect signs marking the historic right of way. The first sign went up at Kearney and Glenstone  in Springfield in 1991. Now more than 350 signs mark the route across the state.


Today the spirit of Route 66 lives along the old "Mother Road" in the old restaurants, hotels, museums and attractions in Springfield that still cater to travelers wanting to experience a journey back in time on old Route 66.