1937, Route 66 was paved and realigned through the towns of Adrian and
Vega. When visiting, you will want to enjoy both versions of the
Route and visit the following businesses,
sites listed from
west to east as you would travel through the communities of Adrian, Vega, and Wildorado.
MidPoint of Route 66!
1139 miles to Los
Angeles -------1139 miles to Chicago
When you're here, you're halfway
Café and Gift Shop
The Midpoint Cafe has been
operating since 1928. The Midpoint serves great hamburgers,
fries, their famous "ugly-crust" pies and other delicious dishes.
The gift shop is filled with Route 66 memorabilia.
A must stop for all Route 66 travelers.
For more information call
806-538-6379 or visit
Hotel is a landmark in Adrian. In the early years, the
Hotel greeted many a weary traveler. For many years it served as
the Adrian Mercantile.
Before its realignment,
Old Route 66 turned north off the present road, going past the Giles
turning east on the next street and going to Vega.
The Bent Door was a unique
Route 66 cafe, souvenir shop and gas station. Never officially
the "Bent Door Cafe", it came to be called that because the doors and
windows - recycled from an WWII Army Air Force Base watch tower - where
bent. It was a bustling business
during the hey-day of Route 66 and has spurred many heart-warming
stories and memories.
Even as it stands vacant, many people stop to reminisce and take
of the building. The property is currently for sale and would be
a great buy for anyone wanting to take part in the revitalization of
THE ANTIQUE RANCH
ANTIQUE SHOP AND EATERY
The Antique Ranch serves real Texas Barbecue and all the
fixin's. The quaint shop is filled with antiques, furnishings,
and Route 66 memorabilia. The owner transformed the deserted
Route 66 garage into this warm and wonderful shop and eatery, breathing
new life into the building and serving travelers of the Mother Road
with Texas hospitality and style.
WESTERN COUNTRY INN
in the 60's as a modern Route 66 Motel, the Best Western Country Inn is
nice property still in operation. They take pride in making
feel welcome and comfortable. AAA rating, nice rooms, and outdoor
pool. A favorite among Snowbirds. The Inn offers a touch of
class and personal service you are sure to enjoy. For
call: 1-800-528-1234 or 806-267-2131.
display of early farming and ranching machinery and equipment donated
local families. Open all daylight hours and free
It is interesting to walk through the museum and then drive one block
to see the monster machines of today at the Oldham
County Implement Co. on the corner of
Route 66 and Hwy 385. Times have sure changed!
A special Route 66
Vega Motel is an original Route 66 tourist court still in
The rooms are clean and rates are very reasonable. Each room has
it own decor and special charm filled with antiques and period
The rooms look out onto the center courtyard, and car buffs especially
appreciate the the covered carports. For reservations call:
Rt. 66 from the Vega Motel and servin' up good food! If you're looking
for a good
place to eat in Texas, just follow the pickups. Local farmers,
ranchers, friends, and neighbors gather for coffee, ample breakfasts,
specials, home-made pies and Hickory Inn's uniquely wonderful pizza.
the good ol' days when you would drive into a filling station, the bell
would ding and a nice gentleman would come out to your car, smile and
"What can we do for you?". Well, that still happens here.
offers full or self service and will get you back on the road with a
Mini-museum filled with Route 66 memorabilia and western
collections from Dot's many years of living, working, and collecting on
Dot enjoyed sharing her
hobby with Route 66ers from around
the world. We invite you to come in, sign her quest book and
Located on Old Route
Dot's Mini-Museum is open year round.
Dot lived and worked on
Route 66 since 1941. While Dot is no longer with us, her spirit is alive and well at Dot's Mini Museum.
Roark's Hardware is the
oldest hardware store still in operation on old Route 66. You get
of walking into the old general store. Now serving the needs of
you can find construction, farming, and household supplies as well as
City of Vega has restored this historic filling station on Route 66
with particial funding from the National Parks Service Route 66
Corridor Preservation Program. It was the second gas station to
be built in Vega in the
early 20's and located on what is now US Hwy 385 south of the Oldham
This attraction offers a great place to picnic and an opportunity to
step back in time, feel the past and learn of the great history of the
area, our country, and historic Route 66.
Owned and operated by Chef Rory Schepisi of Food Network fame, Boot Hill Saloon & Grill takes you back to the 1800's and the Wild West town of Tascosa. Boot Hill is known for their juicy steaks, tender ribs, 1/2 pound Angus burgers, and specialty menu items created by Rory just for Boot Hill. A trip down Route 66 through Texas wouldn't be complete without a stop at Boot Hill Saloon & Grill, quickly becoming known for the best steaks in the Panhandle!
BOOT HILL SALOON & GRILL
When the Interstate was
through Wildorado, all the businesses along one side of the Route were
completely destroyed to make way for the new super highway.
small, Wildorado has a special western charm.
Handcraft rustic cedar furniture.
Stop by their showroom to see this
A BIT OF HISTORY:
AND FARMER'S ELEVATOR
Route 66 ran just in front
of the old railroad station and farmer's elevator. This picture
taken during the harvest of 1929. You can see wheat stockpiled on
the ground near the old train depot. You can still see these
as you pass through Wildorado. The depot has been moved one block
north of this site on private property and is currently for sale.
Agriculture has been and continues to be the major industry for Oldham
HOPE THAT YOU HAVE ENJOYED YOUR VIRTUAL TRIP
OUR STRETCH OF ROUTE 66.
HOPE YOU WILL VISIT IN PERSON SOON!