Adrian (Texas)

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Adrian is an incorporated city in the Texas Panhandle with a population of about 140. The tiny city promotes itself as the "Midpoint of Route 66", a highway which once led from Chicago to Santa Monica.

Get in/Get around[edit]

Adrian TX as midpoint of US 66

Access is by highway. Adrian is on Route 66, a once-famous US Highway which was bypassed long ago by Interstate 40. In the Texas Panhandle, the old road still exists in the individual towns as "Interstate 40 BUS" but otherwise was "upgraded in place" (or replaced) by mainline I-40.

See/Do[edit]

  • Adrian Lions Antique MuseumOld Route 66. Antique farming and ranching equipment. Free.
  • Julians Bivins Museum. Former courthouse converted into a museum that features the history of Oldham County. Free.
  • Bent Door Café. closed, under renovation. Former roadside café and trading post built in 1947 from World War II surplus, incorporates portions of a decommissioned wartime air traffic control tower. The tower windows originally slanted toward the runway so the door is bent to match.

Buy[edit]

Midpoint Café
  • Antique Ranch300 Historic Route 66 +1 806 538-9944. Former mechanics shop that has been converted into a restaurant and antique store.
  • Sunflower StationRoute 66 (beside Midpoint Café),  +1 806-538-6380. Antique and vintage store in 1930's service station.

Eat/Drink[edit]

  • MidPoint Café305 West Historic Route 66 +1 806 538-6379. Summer: Daily 8AM-4:30PM; Winter: M-Sa 8:30AM-3:30PM. 1928 roadside café which operated 24 hrs/day in Route 66's heyday. Antique and souvenir shop. Fran Houser, proprietor from 1990 until 2012, is the basis for Flo of "Flo's V-8 Diner" in Cars (film).

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Adrian
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