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Visitor Center

at Route 66 State Park

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View the historical display area of the park's visitor center, complete with Route 66 memorabilia. Wandering among the display items, you will see the rich architecture of the buildings and towns that graced the roadways of Missouri from the 1930s to the 1960s, and souvenirs that long ago travelers bought on their journey across Missouri on Route 66.

A gift shop, specializing in hundreds of Route 66 items, is also located in the visitor center building. 

vintage cars parked in front of the visitor center a motorcycle stands below a Phillips 66 sign inside the visitor center Route 66 artifacts on display inside the visitor center

 

Hours

Temporary Hours for 2023
  • March through May
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • June through August
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Monday
  • September and October
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday 
Regular Hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November through February
    Open during the second week of December for holiday shopping; closed all other days
  • March
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Coordinates

38.505750, -90.590917

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds

7 a.m. to half-hour after sunset, daily, year-round
Gates open and close at these times.

Boat Launch hours

7 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset, daily, year-round
Gates open and close at these times.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • December through February
    Closed
  • March
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Visitor Center hours

Temporary Hours for 2023
  • March through May
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • June through August
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Monday
  • September and October
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday 
Regular Hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November through February
    Open during the second week of December for holiday shopping; closed all other days
  • March
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily