Our trip from Milwaukee to Vegas for Christmas was tight and long. We had to arrive by a certain day; with the deadline and weather issues, there was no time go out of our way to sightsee. But we did have to break periodically for diesel or to walk the bark babies. It was on one of those quick stops that we discovered a mini Route 66 at the I-44 Welcome Center at Conway, in Missouri, at Mile Marker 110.
There are picnic shelters with Route 66-related “storefronts,” including a barber shop and a diner. An information area inside the main building near the restrooms and vending machines is staffed to provide tourist information and features more Route 66 memorabilia. With 75 truck parking spaces on each side of I-44, there was plenty of room for our RV with the Jeep behind it.
Although we were only there for a few minutes, it was a fun stop on a no-nonsense trip. It would have a cool place to take goofy period pics in nicer weather if you lived nearby.