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Munger Moss Motel
Lebanon, MO
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Lebanon, MO is home to one of the most famous Route 66 landmarks, the Munger Moss Motel. According to the Munger Moss Motel website, the business started in the late 30's or early 40's as a barbecue place and was run by a couple by the name of Munger.

In 1946, the sandwich place closed and the motel was born along with 14 cabins. Today, the Munger Moss Motel is a must stop for Route 66 travelers from across the world. 11-10

 

 

Wagon Wheel Motel
Cuba, MO
Photo and info courtesy Jane Reed

The Wagon Wheel Motel has been a presence on Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri since the 1930s. In 2009, Connie Echols bought the motel and it is undergoing renovation.

For more photos and information, including photos of the interior, see Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Wagon Wheel Motel. 12-10

 

 

John's Modern Cabins
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Despite the efforts of Route 66 fans and the Friends of the Mother Road preservation group, John's Modern Cabins just west of the Missouri town of Rolla faces a potentially bleak future. Located a bit down the road from Vernelle's Motel, the six cabins and other buildings on site are in various states of condition. The old formerly neon sign for the cabins still appears intact, though faded. The cars on the interstate whiz by, many in their haste oblivious to the history sitting right along the side of the road.

See more of this Route 66 landmark at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on John's Modern Cabins.

 

 

Boots Motel
Carthage, MO
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Well, not necessarily a parking lot, but another chain drugstore or restaurant which wouldn't be much different to a roadside or Route 66 enthusiast. The Boots Motel has been well known for years as a fine lodging establishment located right on the Mother Road with good hospitality, a historic motel that's been well taken care of, and a fine neon sign to boot.

See more of the Boots Motel at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Boots Motel.

 

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