Route 66 State Park
When passing through Eureka, Missouri, you have to make a stop at the Route 66 State Park visitor center. Located in the old Bridgehead Inn, which was built in 1935, it offers everything you would want when it comes to the vast history of the iconic highway.
You can take the opportunity to take a break and stretch your legs at the park, be it for historical reasons in the center, or just because you are road-weary. The park has multiple nature trails and picnic sites, so it is a great pit stop for lunch and a break.