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Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe

Open today: 09:00 - 05:00
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Don't ,miss this on Route 66

The U-Drop-In was used in one of the scenes for the movie "Cars" Be sure to get a picture of your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raymore, Missouri
Nostalgic Visit

Very interesting shop if you’re looking for reasonably priced Route 66 souvenirs and memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The historic Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café was built in 1936 to serve travelers along Route 66. Used as a model for Ramone's Body Art in the movies Cars and Cars II, it now serves as the Shamrock Visitor Information Center. Housing many...more
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101 E 12th St, Intersection of US Highway 83 and Historic Route 66, Shamrock, TX 79079-1819
+1 806-256-2501
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All reviews cars movie gift shop u drop inn gas pumps chamber of commerce filling station neon lighting tow truck art deco architecture iconic building lit up at night visitor center old gas station service station step back in time worth a stop beautiful at night
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As see in the movie, Cars. It was closed by the time we got there. But we did get a great selfie with the tower.

Thank jacers1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I only happened upon this gas station looking for food. It was closed but it’s a very neat place to see.

Thank melfred_20
Reviewed 1 week ago

The U-Drop-In was used in one of the scenes for the movie "Cars" Be sure to get a picture of your car parked in front both in daylight and night

Thank dnobull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting shop if you’re looking for reasonably priced Route 66 souvenirs and memorabilia. Free coffee and drinks with many old pictures from decades ago displayed throughout the store.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty to see in this beautifully restored inn . The restoration highlights the unique architecture and inside you can work in the restored diner and even wear some vintage hats while you do it. Great gifts and postcards and postage can be arranged too.

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this was a neat find. It is small,and not a lot to see, but I enjoyed. My 5 year old was expecting more, not interesting to kids.... Extremely friendly staff, free coffee and hot chocolate!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... and Hazel to show me around. Worth a stop going through Shamrock. Interesting history and connection to Disney film cars.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guessing this is most people’s main reason for stopping in Shamrock and once you are there you can see why. It’s a beauty! Especially at night. Lovingly preserved with colorful neon. Stop by during the and step inside the visitor’s center and get some history...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to stop on route 66 , a must see if your into art deco buildings from that era .the whole town of shamrock is worth a stop and see.

Thank twodogsba
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great to see in the day or night Well kept Unfortunatly we were too late to go inside but a well kept clean place nice to see abit of the past in the US.

Thank Rachel B
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Richard M
8 October 2017|
Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
Sunday is the only day they are closed. Hours on Monday-Saturday is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (You can still get some beautiful photo's there, and around this little town of Shamrock, Texas). It's right off I-40. It's one cool looking... More