Your Guide to the Best Route 66 Attractions

Your Guide to the Best Route 66 Attractions

Route 66 is filled with iconic attractions and is among the most famous roads in the world. It spans over 2,400 miles and eight states, starting in the booming city of Chicago and ending on the Pacific Coast in Santa Monica. Since 1926, the Mother Road has brought people together on journeys through iconic United States destinations. The Oklahoma portion of Route 66 is a captivating journey through time, culture, and the American spirit. 

Shangri-La Resort is an enchanting Oklahoma resort to stop during your journey nestled on Grand Lake. Immerse yourself in a resort that seamlessly blends luxury, natural beauty, and exhilarating activities. We crafted each lodging option to offer modern comforts while showcasing the beauty of the natural surroundings. Relax after a day on the road in our rejuvenating spa or on one of our lakeside golf courses. You’ll also be able to indulge in a delectable culinary experience with our diverse dining options

Top Route 66 Attractions on the Ultimate Mother Road Trip

Illinois – Grant Park

Too many vintage attractions on Route 66 have been lost, but you can find the “End Historic Route 66” sign at the Jackson and Michigan Avenues intersection.

Missouri – Gillioz Theatre

This has been one of the greatest old theaters in the Midwest since it was built in 1926. 

Kansas – Brush Creek Bridge

Check out the last remaining fixed Marsh Rainbow Arch bridge on Kansas Route 66.

Oklahoma – Shangri-La Resort

Unwind by taking in the natural beauty of Grand Lake at our full-service marina, our luxurious spa services, or enjoy fine dining. You can also get out and spread your legs at our activity park featuring arcade games, simulator bays, virtual reality games, a wiffleball park, and so much more. We truly stand out as one of the most enchanting attractions in Oklahoma just a 30 minute detour from Route 66. 

Texas – McLean Commercial Historic District

This is one of the best Route 66 attractions to get a glimpse of what it was like in its full glory during the mid-20th century. 

New Mexico – La Bajada Mesa

Explore one of the most well-preserved and historically significant sections of El Camino Real

Arizona – Petrified Forest National Park

Venture through the largest concentration of petrified wood, historic structures, archeological sites, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, and over 200 million-year-old fossils.

California – Broadway Theater and Commercial District

Step into a stunning example of Los Angeles and Southern California’s fast-expanding growth between 1900 and 1910.

Book your stay at Shangri-La Resort, one of Oklahoma’s most enchanting attractions just a 30 minute journey off of Route 66!