The Original Route 66 Gift Shop
As interest in the cause and Route 66 nostalgia grew, people started to want Route 66 merchandise. To support the Historic Route 66 Association, Angel and his wife, Vilma, started selling a few pieces of Route 66 memorabilia and thereby inadvertently established the first Route 66 gift shop in existence. Formerly Angel’s barber shop and pool hall, Angel, now at age 86, still opens the store every morning and is happy to visit with tourists from all over the globe.
Snow Cap Drive-in
Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In is a historic eatery and roadside attraction located along Historic Route 66. The drive-in was built in 1953 by local resident Juan Delgadillo. To bring attention to the restaurant, Delgadillo sliced the roof off of a 1936 Chevrolet hardtop, adorned the automobile with paint, horns and various automotive emblems and even an artificial Christmas tree in the rear of the car.
Delgadillo's flair for showmanship extended to his menu, which still features such choices as a "cheeseburger with cheese" and "dead chicken." Be sure to order a small cone with your order!