Historic Route 66 > Turn by turn > Missouri > Westbound - Springfield to Joplin
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Springfield

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Enter Springfield on Kearney St. (MO-744).

Cross Schoolcraft Frwy. (US-65).

At the intersection with Glenstone Ave. (BL-44):

city (1926-1935) bypass (1936)

Turn left (=south) onto Glenstone Ave. (BL-44).

Location of the demolished Skyline Motel (winter 2004).

Continue straight (=south) onto Glenstone Ave (US-65 Business Route) a the intersection with Chestnut Expwy. (US65 Business Rote, BL-44).

Turn right (=west) onto St. Louis St.

Continue as Saint Louis St. becomes Park Central E.

Gillioz Theatre at 325 Park Central East, renovated in 2006. It riginally opened October 12 1926 (a day after Route 66 was named).

Continue straight across Park Central Sq. onto Park Central W.

Continue as Park Central W. becomes College St.

Straight across Kansas Expwy. (MO-13).

Continue as College St. veers right (=northwest).

Turn left onto Chestnut Expwy. (BL-44).

Continue straight on MO-744 (Kearney St.).

Turn left onto US-160 (W. Bypass).

Turn right onto Chestnut Expwy. (MO-266, BL-44).

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Continue straight across US-160 West Bypass onto Chestnut Expwy. (MO-266,BL-44).

Cross I-44 at exit 72.

Continue west on MO-266 (Historic US-66).

Another alternative through Springfield:
Turn south on MO-125 in Strafford
Turn right on division St. (MO-YY).
Turn left onto Glenstone Ave.
Right on St. Louis St.
Continue as described for the City Alignment.

Elwood

Continue west on MO-266 (Historic US-66).

Halltown

Halltown has a lot of antique shops, like the White Hall store.

Continue west on Main St. (MO-266).

Paris Springs

Continue straight on Historic Route 66 as MO-266 turn left onto MO-96.

After 1.5 miles, continue straight across MO-96 onto MO-N (Historic Route 66).

Spencer

Continue on MO-N (Historic Route 66) for 0.5 miles.

Turn right onto Farm Rd. 2062 Lc (Historic Route 66).

take the historic loop trough Spencer

After 1.2 miles, cross MO-96 onto the north frontage road (Farm Rd. 2059).

Straight at the intersection with MO-M onto Farm Rd 2059.

Rejoin MO-96 (also MO-M) westbound as the frontage road ends.

Continue straight at the intersection with MO-M onto MO-96.

Heatonville

Head due west on MO-96

Albatross

Head due west on MO-96

Continue straight across MO-39.

Phelps

Continue straight at the intersection with MO-UU.

Head due west on MO-96

Continue straight across MO-97.

Rescue

Head due west on MO-96

Continue straight at the intersection with MO-YY.

Continue straight at the intersection with MO-AA.

Plew

Continue straight at the intersection with MO-U (Lawrence County Ave.).

Log City

Only remains are left.

Head due west on MO-96

Stone City

Only remains are left.

Head due west on MO-96

Avilla

Continue straight as MO-37 joins from the right at an intersection in town.

Continue straight as MO-37 leaves to the left at an intersection beyond town.

Head due west on MO-96

Forest Mills

Head due west on MO-96

Continue straight at the intersection with MO-BB.

Maxville

Turn left (=south) onto Country Road 118.

Turn immediately right (southwest) onto Old 66 Blvd.

Carthage

Continue straight at the intersection with Country Rd. 120.

Continue slight right at the intersection with Country Rd. 130.

Turn left (=southwest) at the intersection with MO-96 (Easterly Dr., Willow St.).

Follow MO-96 over the railroad tracks.

Follow MO-96 (=west) onto Central Ave.

Straight across Main St.

Turn left (=south) onto Garrison Ave. (MO-571)

Boots motel: This landmark motel on the right was closed and threatened with destruction to make place for commercial development (2003).

2 blocks fruther, turn right onto Oak St.

Cross US-71.

See dead-end Route 66 alignment to the right (=northeast) 0.3 miles after US-71. The original Route 66 went behing the Route 66 Drive-In to come back in front.

Route 66 Drive-In: Originally built in 1949, and reopened in 1998 after being used as a salvage yard.

Turn slight left onto Old 66 Blvd. 0.5 miles after the crossing of US-71.

Brooklyn Heights

Continue on Old 66 Blvd. (Hosta Ln.)

Continue on across MO-171 (US-71 business loop) on Old 66 Blvd.

Turn slight right (=north) at the intersection with Hyacinth.

Turn next left (=west) onto Old Route 66 Blvd.

Dead-end section of Route 66 to the right (Index Rd.)

Carterville

Turn left (=south) at the T intersection with Pine St.

Turn right (=west) onto Main St. (MO-HH).

Turn left (=south) onto Carter St. (MO-HH)

Follow right (=west) with MO-HH at the intersection with Lewis St.

Webb City

Keep left onto Broadway St.

Straight across Main St. (MO-D).

Turn left onto Webb Ave.

Turn immediately right onto Broadway St.

Turn left (=south) onto Madison St.

Straight at the intersection with MO-171 and US-71 Business Route onto Madison St. (US-71 Business Route).

Joplin

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Enter Joplin on Range Line Rd. (US-71 Business Route).

At the intersection with Zora St.:

city bypass

Turn right (=west) onto Zora St.

Turn left (=south) onto Florida Ave.

Turn right (=west) onto Utica St.

Turn slight left (=southwest) onto Euclid Ave.

Dale's Old Route 66 Barber Shop on the corner of Utica St. and Euclid Ave.

Turn left (=south) onto Saint Louis Ave.

Turn right (=west) onto 7th St. (MO-66, BL-44).

Continue straight onto Range Line Rd. (US-71 Business Route).

Continue straight as the road renames to Range Line Rd. (US-71 Business Road).

Turn right (=west) at 7th St. (MO-66, BL-44).

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Continue straight across at the intersection with Main St. (MO-43) onto 7th St. (MO-66). Do not follow BL-44 as it turns south here.

Continue on the 4 lane MO-66 (7th St.).

Straight across Malang Rd.

At the next intersection:

2 lane 4 lane

Turn right onto Old Route 66 (Old Route 66 Blvd.).

Continue straight on MO-66 into Kansas.

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