America's Scenic Byways

Historic Route 66 - MO

317 miles -

Historic Route 66 Byway runs across Missouri from St. Louis at the Illinois state line to Joplin at the Kansas state line.

Route 66 is a historic trip down memory lane and a destination unto itself. The way the highway was constructed, the width of its lanes and shoulders, the design of its bridges, and the appearance of its traffic signs all allude to a slower, less congested time.

Route 66 became the ultimate road trip representing freedom of the open road and the excitement of traveling across the nation. Come see what Missouri’s Historic Route 66 Byway has to offer, stay at a vintage motel, enjoy visiting the unique antique shops and service stations, eat at local restaurants or stop by the Route 66 State Park.