Springfield's Hidden Gems: Must-Visit Spots in the Birthplace of Route 66

Route 66 Car Museum

A collection of classic cars and unique vehicles, including some from famous movies and television shows.

The Discovery Center of Springfield

An interactive museum with hands-on educational exhibits for all ages.

Park Central Square

Park Central Square is in the heart of downtown Springfield and is home to some of the best attractions Missouri’s third-largest city offers.

History Museum on the Square

Learn about Springfield’s Native American history, Wild Bill Hickok’s Wild West shootouts, and Missouri’s part in the Civil War

Route 66 Visitor Center

The Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center is a key destination for anyone interested in the iconic Route 66 and its history, particularly in Springfield, Missouri

Recognized as the birthplace of Route 66, Springfield played a pivotal role in the highway's development

Gillioz Theater

The Gillioz opened in 1926, and vintage theater enthusiasts will love this Springfield gem’s elegant Spanish Colonial architecture.

The birthplace of Route 66 is Roadside Park on College Street.

Place of Birth: Route 66 Roadside Park

Route 66 Automobile Museum

An essential place to visit on your trip to Springfield for lovers of cars, history, and movies.

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