Replica Rt. 66 gas station.

Route 66 Museum

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Lebanon, Missouri

Route 66 only ran through Lebanon for 32 years, and it's been gone since 1957. An exhibit at this museum admits that the town didn't even want a "Route 66;" it wanted a Route 60, which was considered a more prestigious round number. But Lebanon is glad things worked out as they did.

Lebanon opened a Route 66 museum in its town library. The highlight is a recreated indoor gas station, complete with vintage gas pumps, a rusty guard rail, and a real 1950s car parked under the service awning. There's also a collection of salt and pepper shakers from Route 66 restaurants, and a library of Route 66 books and maps that you can read while sitting in comfy chairs covered in Route 66 upholstery.

Route 66 Museum

Lebanon-Laclede County Library

Address:
915 S. Jefferson Ave., Lebanon, MO
Directions:
Housed inside the large Lebanon-Laclede County Library, which is inside an old K-Mart. I-44 exit 129. Drive west on Jefferson Ave for a quarter-mile. The library will be on the left, in a shopping center. Look for the red library sign.
Hours:
M-Th 8 am - 8 pm, F-Sa 8 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
417-532-2148
Admission:
Free (donations welcome)
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