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Vega (Texas)

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Vega is a town in the Texas Panhandle.

Get in

Get around

You wouldn't be here if you didn't already have a car.

See

  • Magnolia Station, South of the courthouse on Hwy 385. Restored filling station that was built in the 1920's.
  • Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 409 S Main St {Corner of Hwy 385 and Old Route 66). Dawn-Dusk. Early farming and ranching machinery and equipment. Free.

Do

  • Fill up your gas tank at Groneman's Service Center, an old fashioned full service filling station.

Buy

  • Roark Hardware, 214 S Main St, ''+1'' (806) 267-2102. The oldest hardware store still in operation on Route 66. Sells gifts and toys in addition to farming and household supplies

Eat

  • Antique Ranch, in nearby Adrian. See the listing in the Get out section below.
  • Boot Hill Saloon & Grill, 909 Vega Blvd route 66, ''+1'' (806) 267-2904, [1].
  • Hickory Cafe, 1004 Vega Blvd, ''+1'' (806) 267-2569.

Drink

  • Boot Hill Saloon - see listing above.

Sleep

  • Best Western Inn, 1800 W Vega Blvd, ''+1'' (806) 267-2131. checkin: 11AM; checkout: 11AM.
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1005 South Main St, ''+1'' (806) 267-0126.
  • Vega Motel, ''+1'' 806-267-2205. An original tourist court.
  • Walnut RV Park, 1403 Vega Blvd, ''+1'' (806) 267-2310.

Get out

Just to the east of Vega, and also to the west between Vega and the New Mexico border are a number of ghost towns and near-ghost towns which have Route 66 remnants.

  • Adrian is a tiny community 23 miles west on I-40. It offers a few small attractions.
  • Midpoint Cafe, 806 538 6379, [3]. This cafe sits at the midpoint of historic Route 66, with 1,139 miles to either Chicago or Los Angeles. It is the oldest Route 66 café still in operation. The specialty here is ugly crust pies, old-fashioned homestyle pies which are delicious, if misshapen. There is also a souvenir shop.
  • Adrian Lions Antique Museum, on old Route 66. Tractors and other early farm equipment from the 1930s and before. Free.
  • Giles Hotel - Vintage hotel from the 1930's, now in disrepair.
  • Antique Ranch, 300 Historic Route 66, 806 538 9944. A garage during Route 66's heyday, now it is a restaurant full of antiques and memorabilia serving good barbecue.
  • Bent Door Trading Post - A once popular souvenir shop, long closed. The building has a unique angular design.
  • Glenrio, a ghost town at the New Mexico border was once used as a filming location for scenes of the 1939 "Grapes of Wrath". Site of the First/Last Motel of Texas, now in serious disrepair. Dilapidated gas stations, cafés, a water tower and a post office still stand along its Main Street.
  • Wildorado and Bushland, both east of Vega have a few picturesque run-down cafés and gas stations from the Route 66 era.


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