Meteor City, Arizona: World's Longest Map of Route 66 - Gone
Meteor City Trading Post
- Meteor City Trading Post. I-40 exit 239, southwest corner.
- Jan. 2014: Reported completely gone.
A Route 66 gift shop claimed to have a Route 66 map longer than any other. As of 2013 the shop had closed and the map had fallen into ruin. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About World's Longest Map of Route 66 - Gone
We drove by and were greatly saddened to see that the entire map is gone -- whether it was blown or torn down I do not know.[Denise Caceres, 01/07/2014]
Meteor City Trading Post is completely defunct now. Not even the map is standing. We cruised by on a Monday morning and were disappointed to see the map in complete disrepair.[April N, 09/29/2013]
The "Save a Landmark" logo painted by Hampton Hotels (from back in the day when they were sponsoring Rt. 66 landmark makeovers) is still awkwardly visible....
Meteor City Trading Post has closed. The World's Longest Map of Route 66 is falling apart. Stopped by last week; you can still drive up to it.[David Kamada, 04/02/2013]
The Trading Post opened in 1938 and was put up for sale in September 2012. The map was painted by a hotel chain in 2002 as a publicity stunt; the big Save-a-Landmark branding was never intended to be ironic.
The dome has been repainted and no longer says "Meteor City" on the side.[Dominique, 06/12/2012]
An ominous trend -- faux-Native American souvenir shops obliterating their space age flourishes. But happy to see they left the petrified logs painted on the dome...