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There are several alignments of Route 66 that still exist throughout St. Louis. It may take awhile to figure out where they are but they are still there.

While the road itself is virtually gone, there are a lot of old buildings from that era still around. Here's just a few: Eat-Rite Diner, Ted Drewes, Union station, and the National Museum of Transport.

 

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Day 4: St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis is the largest city on Route 66 between Chicago and Santa Monica. There is a lot to see and do, more than enough to fill one day's journey. While Route 66 has turned into four-lane highway throughout St. Louis, the original path still winds its way through the downtown as it did years ago.

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Photographer: Indrian

A great place to start visiting Route 66 history is Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. This ice cream stand has been around since 1941. Ted Drewes is known for the outstanding frozen custard and, of all things, Christmas trees.

1901 St. Louis at Museum of Transportation

Another place to visit for car enthusiasts is the Museum of Transportation. This is a great place to learn more about the history of America and her love for vehicles. Currently it has a feature on transportation of the Civil War.

Well known throughout the world, The Gateway Arch is something to behold. While it has nothing to do with Route 66 it still is something you don't want to miss.

St. Louis Arch by Eero Saarinen

These are just three of the wonderful sites to visit. Even though it isn't summer, St. Louis is still a great place to hangout for awhile.

Your goal is to get to known St. Louis just a little bit better.

 

 

 

 

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