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Adrian

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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.

Understand[edit]

Adrian is in Oldham County, approximately 14 miles from Vega (Texas).

Get in[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.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Adrian Lion's Club Farm and Ranch MuseumEast Route 66 +1 806 267-2828. Daily, year-round during daylight hours. Collection of antique farm equipment and machinery includes a 1930's Caterpillar combine, horse-drawn equipment, early tractors and a vintage windmill. Descriptive signs for self-guided tour. Free.
  • Giles Hotel. Vintage hotel from the 1930's, abandoned and now in disrepair.
  • Bent Door Café104 W Historic Rt 66. 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. Under common ownership with the Fabulous 40 motel. A 1920s Phillips 66 cottage-style fuel station has been moved to the Bent Door property from Vega (Texas) for eventual use as a souvenir shop.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Midpoint Café
  • Sunflower StationRoute 66 (beside Midpoint Café),  +1 806-538-6380. Antique and vintage store in 1930's service station.

Eat[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 retiring to Sunflower Station in 2012, is the basis for Flo of "Flo's V-8 Diner" in Cars (film). Midpoint Café on Wikipedia

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Fabulous 40 Motel301 W Historic Rt 66 (I-40B) +1 806 538-6215 (landline), +1 936 615-7730 (mobile). Ice and snow storm hours 24/7 as needed.. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 10AM. Small 20-room motel established 1967 (when I-40 first came to town), closed 2004 (after the founders died) and partially reopened in October 2016 under new management. Continental breakfast in the rec room each morning with fresh coffee and tea bar; toaster, microwave, refrigerator available for use. $54-$73..
  • Midpoint Route 66 Campground100 Route 66 +1 806 344-6530fax: +1 806 344-6535. Caravan park with RV hookups, wi-fi, showers, propane.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Adrian
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