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The historic Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café was built in 1936 to serve travelers along Route 66. Used as a model for Ramone's Body Art in the movies Cars and Cars II, it now serves as the Shamrock Visitor Information Center. Housing many...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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101 E 12th St, Intersection of US Highway 83 and Historic Route 66, Shamrock, TX 79079-1819
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This is the most picturesque and beautiful visitor center I've seen in all of the US. The iconic gas station and diner from the Rt 66 era is closed, preserved as a historical landmark and transformed into a visitor center.
The architecture is Art Deco...More
This is one of the nicest restored buildings along Route 66. Unfortunately, I came through on a Sunday, when it was closed. It is still fun to walk around the outside to appreciate the detail of the building and look through the windows.
If you go during the day the ladies there have quite a bit of knowledge & History about the old dew drop. The inside is perfectly done to reflect the good ol days right down to the table juke boxes. At night the lights are...More
We came on a Thursday during hours it is supposed to be open, but the visitor center and cafe were closed without explanation. However, this is a must see attraction and it was very interesting even if viewed only from outside.
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Sunday is the only day they are closed. Hours on Monday-Saturday is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (You can still get some beautiful photo's there, and around this little town of Shamrock, Texas). It's right off I-40. It's one cool looking... More
Sunday is the only day they are closed. Hours on Monday-Saturday is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (You can still get some beautiful photo's there, and around this little town of Shamrock, Texas). It's right off I-40. It's one cool looking structure. Enjoy your trip!