Historic Route 66 Byway

History & Heritage

Route 66 isn't just a place to get your kicks, this byway is full of history!  

Experience the rich civil war history near Route 66, including Ft. Blair and the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum. Step back in time and visit a general store that has existed since 1925 at the Old Riverton Store. And you can't miss the tow truck that made modern animation history by inspiring the beloved character, Tow Mater

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Glacial Hills

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Gypsum Hills

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Post Rock

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