Lots of history and a little fun trivia about the movie “Cars” can be found in and around Galena.
Outside the Four Women on the Route restaurant souvenir shop along Route 66 is “Tow Tater,” the 1951 International Boom truck that inspired the character of “Tow Mater” in the movie “Cars.”
Galena is along the Kansas Route 66 Historic Byway, which includes 13.2 miles of highway throughout the very corner of southeast Kansas. Several small towns and lots of notable places to visit are along the byway including:
- The Marsh Arch “Rainbow” bridge
- Schermerhorn Park
- Nelson’s Old Riverton Store
- Fort Blair
- Galena Mining Museum
- “Field of Dreams” baseball park
More information about this area can be found on the Kansas Byways website by clicking here.