10 things to see on Route 66 in Missouri

Here is a selection of the vast range of sights and attractions to be experienced whilst driving Route 66 in Missouri, including beautiful parks, monuments, museums, drive-ins and even the hide-out of Jesse James himself.

1. Chain of Rocks Bridge, St. Louis — The Chain of Rocks bridge was, for some time, the path used by Route 66 travelers to cross the Mississippi river.

These days the bridge only carries walking and biking trails over the river, although parking is available at the start of the now pedestrian route for roadies wishing to stretch their legs and enjoy the view.

The most notable feature of the bridge is the 22-degree bend occurring at the middle.


2. Gary’s Gay Parita, Ash Grove — Gary’s Gay Parita is a recreation of a 1930 Sinclair gas station, lovingly constructed by the late Gary Turner but now cared for by his daughter, Barbara, and son-in-law, George. 

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