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Another Route 66 museum but this ones free!
If youre driving west along Route 66 and still do not feel satiated by the two museums dedicated to the highway in Oklahoma, you could do worse than stop in at the museum in Lebanon, Missouri.
It is smaller than the other two, so there is less to see. But there is a mock old-fashioned gas station, an old diner and a rather shabby looking fake motel room, plus two Route 66 armchairs that any true aficionado of Americas Main Street might eye with envy.
And what this museum lacks in size it makes up for in generosity. Thats because this museum is free of charge, courtesy of the people of Laclede County, to which Lebanon belongs.
The museum has been housed in the local public library for the last three years and the librarians here said that the local populace had decided that it would be best to share their Route 66 heritage with travelers free of charge.
There is a donation box, should you feel inclined to thank them for this kindness.