Historic Route 66

ROLL DOWN HISTORIC ROUTE 66

Trace the Mother Road through Santa Rosa!

Nostalgic neon, icons and buildings take you back to the Route 66’s glory days.

ROUTE 66 AND SANTA ROSA

Step back in time!

When Route 66 passed through Santa Rosa in 1930, the town filled with service stations, cafés and motor courts to accommodate motorists traveling the Mother Road.
You’ll see plenty of buildings and signs that take you back to the glory days as you travel Historic Route 66 in Santa Rosa.

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Route 66 Neon

LASTING REMINDERS OF DAYS GONE BY!

As you drive down Santa Rosa’s Historic Route 66, you’ll see plenty of old signs and buildings… remnants of a day when the bright neon lights were a welcome sight to weary travelers looking for great food and comfortable lodging.

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Sign of the Times

Route 66 Museum

 

ROUTE 66 AUTO MUSEUM Turning "the wheels" of history!

Route 66 comes to life as you tour this iconic collection of vintage cars, trucks, toys, gas pumps and memorabilia, all brought together to celebrate and remember the glory days.
There’s enough chrome, fins and colorful finishes… inside and out… to give any car buff an unforgettable experience. A gift shop and snack bar are part of the experience are onsite.
2436 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa l 575.472.1966
$5 Adults l $3 Children 12 & under
Apr – Oct M-Sa 7:30am – 6:00pm; Su 7:30am – 5:00pm
Nov – Mar M-Sa 8:00am - 5:00pm; Su 7:30am – 5:00pm

Route 66 Museum

Route 66 Museum

Route 66 Museum

Route 66 Museum

Fat Man

FAT MAN LIVES ON

Route 66 icon alive and well!
A world-famous Route 66 icon back in the day, Fat Man was the face of the Club Café, known for its home cooking, sourdough biscuits and Mexican blue corn tortillas. Over the years, the smiling, satisfied face of the Fate Man drew thousands of visitors. Club Café closed in 1991, but the original sign lives on at the Route 66 Auto Museum, and it graces the front of Joseph’s Bar and Grill.