“Get your kicks, on Route 66,” has been an invitation travelers have enjoyed for decades. Perhaps no other stretch of highway rivals the sense of nostalgia, adventure or mystique than this remarkable roadway. A defining American identity and international icon, Route 66, more than any other American highway, continues to cast a magic spell that beckons travelers from around the world to leave the Interstates and take a road less traveled for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Missouri enjoys a rich and special place in Route 66 history, folklore and culture. Route 66: Missouri’s Mother Road celebrates this unique heritage through an entertaining blend of the past, present and future of the beloved road. Highlights in the show will include a trip from St. Louis to Joplin, with stops along the way showcasing many memorable sites and people. Historians, residents, business owners, enthusiasts and preservationists provide insightful context and engaging perspectives as they share their thoughts on the timeless charm and enduring appeal of a highway that became a cultural landmark and remains a dynamic part of an overall American experience.