The Route 66 Mural Park
Route 66 Mural Park (opened 2013 in Joplin, Missouri) operates as a public park, specifically
as a touchstone for US Route 66 tourists as well as for local preservers of U.S. Route 66 in Missouri. The park includes
two large tile murals by Paul Whitehill, produced by Images In Tile USA and designed by artists Chris Auckerman and Jon White.
The park also features a bifurcated red sports car that anyone on pilgrimage can slide up beside and have a quick photograph taken.
Close to the intersection of 7th Street and Main, the mural covers the south side of Pearl Brothers, the iconic green hardware
store of downtown Joplin. At that same intersection, US Route 66 once shifted west and headed into Kansas.|
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