7 Ghost Towns to Visit on a Route 66 Road Trip ...

227
COMMENT

Route 66 ghost towns are just another reason to take one of the worldโ€™s greatest road trips.

There are many fascinating and intriguing sights to see along this iconic road but if you want a themed trip, the Route 66 ghost towns are a great option.

1. Glenrio, Texas

Glenrio, Texas

Along the border between New Mexico and Texas is the forgotten town of Glenrio that actually serves as a monument to the boom cycle of Route 66.

It's a must-visit ghost town for anyone interested in learning more about the history of Texas.2

You will be amazed to see how advanced the things were in this town before cars had air conditioning โ€“ there were bars, diners, western-themed motels, and gas stations, making Glenrio a flash of neon in the desert.

In this town of 84 people, you shouldn't expect several tourist facilities, but it is definitely worth a shot to see how the new Interstate travelers have ditched it and turned it into one of many Route 66 ghost towns.

Don't forget to check the ruins of an old Endee Motor Court โ€“ you might find one of many stories locked away behind those doors.

Newkirk, New Mexico
Explore more ...