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ROUTE 66 ACROSS ST. LOUIS

  It can be maddening to follow old Route 66 across St. Louis, but its many great spots—Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard Stand, in particular—make it well worth the effort. From the southwest, the old road followed Watson Road and Chippewa Street, which led into Gravois Avenue for the main ride across town. From downtown, the main route crossed the Mississippi River into Collinsville, Illinois (which is covered below), while another “City 66” route headed north along Florissant Avenue and Riverview Drive, crossing the Mississippi on the historic Chain of Rocks Bridge (314/741-1211), which has been renovated for use as a mile-long bike and hiking trail, decorated with an array of old gas pumps and neon signs, just south of the modern I-270 freeway.

St. Louis, the only place where three of our Road Trip routes coincide, marks the junction of old Route 66, US-50, the cross-country Loneliest Road, and the Great River Road.

Route 66: Stanton to St. Louis, Missouri map

Route 66 Route Detail: Stanton to St. Louis, Missouri

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