It used to be known as being the only bridge on Route 66 that featured a curve. Now, this Missouri bridge known as Devil's Curve has been left behind by time although life continues to cross it to this day.
When you're cruising down historic Route 66, you never know what you might see. Please don't freak out if you journey down the Illinois part of it and are suddenly at the feet of a giant muffler man. It'll be OK. I promise.
Sometimes when I see a location declared "the best" at anything, I wonder to myself if this is something we all voted on or did someone just make it up? That's why I share what is allegedly the best steakhouse in Missouri. If the internet is right about this, the place is located just off of historic Route 66.
Looks can be deceiving. If you drive by a small drive-in diner on Route 66 in Missouri, you wouldn't know that the cheeseburger that is created inside is the best one in the state of Missouri, but that's what the claim is.
If you look hard enough, you can still see remnants of America from decades past. One ghost town in Missouri nearly disappeared, but thanks to one man it's now been returned to look like it's been frozen in time off of famous Route 66.
If I were to list all of the places that I'd recommend you'd stop by on historic Route 66, it would take days to read. There is one place in Illinois though that I was reminded is a fun location especially if you love classic cars as it's a grill with dragsters on the roof.
If you drive through what remains of Avilla, Missouri, you'll see that it's mainly a tiny community supported by farmers. Why then is it considered a Route 66 ghost town haunted by "shadow people"? The tales go back to a character known as Rotten Johnny.