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Rt. 66 Museum

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Address: 915 S Jefferson Ave, at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library, Lebanon, MO 65536-3667
Phone Number: 417.532.2148

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Having criss-crossed the Interstate to follow Route 66 this was a welcome stop. An interesting free museum at the Library and a nice gift shop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
Chris S
Poole, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many reviews commenting on the museum’s small size. Sometimes, small is good when you don't have a lot of time. Oh, small doesn’t always mean a small experience. The exhibits are very well presented and there is a great mixture of memorabilia, history, stories and imagery to keep your interest. Combined with the gas station and vintage cars... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum in the same building as the local library. It is very small compared to other Rt 66 museums but cute. There really was not anything different or a "must see". I thought by the size of the building there would be more, but the library occupies most of the space. Our gps and Roadside America app both put... More 

Thank iwanttoseeamerica
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Having criss-crossed the Interstate to follow Route 66 this was a welcome stop. An interesting free museum at the Library and a nice gift shop.

Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice little route 66 museum located inside the public library. The displays they put together are really nice and have a lot of old memorabilia. I recommend it if you're in town it's well worth seeing

Thank Joe B
Galesburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My husband and I came here on our Route 66 road trip. It's a nice little museum. Didn't take long to walk through, but lots to look at. And it was free.

Thank Kari H
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Love the Route 66 history and this small museum is well worth the stop! Nice exhibits well presented for your enjoyment. The best thing is it's free and you don't find a lot of free things on Route 66!

Thank Banshee694
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This free museum inside the public library is well put-together. The history shown through pictures and displays was great. Very interesting and worth the stop. There is also a little gift shop.

Thank Melissa M
Shreveport, LA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

My husband and I are retired and are camping in the area while riding a Harley along Missouri Route 66. I found the museum listed on TripAdvisors and wanted to check it out. The museum is located in the same building as the library but no one stopped us from bringing our drinks inside the museum. Small museum that deals... More 

Thank RMeChic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

It was our first time at Route 66 Antique Mall but it won't be our last. Great place and generally, good prices. All well displayed. Worth a stop and a shop.

Thank SweetAdelineNancy
Streamwood, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Located in the Lebanon Library, this is a quaint little museum. It even has a gift shop. Some of the things inside are: an old gas station with oil pump, and an old washing machine, a collection of salt and pepper shakers, and a history of the area.

Thank Gloria F

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