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McLean

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The old Phillips 66 gas in McLean

McLean is a city in the Texas Panhandle. Due to a lack of growth in the area, the town is strikingly unchanged since the halcyon days of Route 66, providing photographic opportunities which make it a worthy stop for those following the Mother Road.

Get in[edit]

McLean is on Interstate 40 about 65 miles east of Amarillo.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • McLean-Alanreed Area Museum116 N Main St +1 806 779-2731.
  • McLean Prisoner of War Camp Site (outside of town on the grounds of the municipal airport). For three years during World War II, McLean hosted a prisoner of war camp which housed 3,000 Germans captured in Germany and north Africa. Some vestiges of the camp can be seen from the Texas historical marker at the roadside.
  • Phillips 66 Gas Station (2 blocks west of Main St. on Old Route 66 Highway). Vintage gas station from 1928, the first Phillips 66 gas station in Texas. It has been lovingly preserved and is claimed to be the most photographed property along the entirety of Route 66.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Elizabeth's110 Main St +1 806 779-2443. Antiques and collectibles.

Eat[edit]

  • Red River Steakhouse101 W Highway 66 +1 806 779-8940. Tu-Sa 11AM-9PM.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Cactus Inn101 Pine St +1 806 779-2346. Vintage Route 66 motel which has been restored.

Go next[edit]

Routes through McLean
AmarilloGroom ← Jct N Texas 70.svg S  W I-40.svg E  ShamrockOklahoma City
AmarilloGroom ← Jct N Texas 70.svg S  W US 66 (historic).svg E  ShamrockOklahoma City
Ends at US 60.svgTexas 152.svgPampa  N Texas 273.svg S  → Hedley → Ends at Texas 203.svg


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