Mark your calendar to join us for the TWO-DAY, 2017 festival Aug. 11-12! Check out highlights from the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, featuring classic cars, good food and activities for the entire family.

Virtual Trip on the Mother Road

Show Me 66: Main Street Through Missouri

photo of historic bridge on route 66 with route 66 shield

Thursday, Aug. 10 | Film

The Festival kicks off with a special screening of SHOW ME 66: Main Street Through Missouri. This this film, presented by the Missouri History Museum, Missouri takes center stage in the story of the nation’s most famous highway. Equal parts travelogue and historical narrative, "Show Me 66" explores the sights and landscapes found along Route 66 in Missouri, as well as bigger stories from across the decades, including its birth in Springfield, the effects of World War II, its relationship to the Ozarks and St. Louis, its decline to the interstates, and the rediscovery still taking place today.

This is a MUST-SEE for anyone interested in Missouri history, American car culture, historic preservation, or the Main Street of America!

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