A Route 66 Legend

A Route 66 Legend (HM29KE)

Location: Amarillo, TX 79118 Potter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 11.612', W 101° 45.297'

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BIG TEX-REX

The Big Texan Steak Ranch opened in 1960 on Route 66, ten years later Interstate 40 opened & Route 66 was bypassed. This created an immediate catastrophic drop in business, forcing founder Bob (RJ) Lee to move the Big Texan to I-40 or lose the Big Texan.

In March of 1970, The Big Texan said farewell to the Mother Road & opened it's present day location. Since that date, The Big Texan has been blessed with continuous prosperity & has grown into an international icon.

Sons of the late Founder, Bobby & Danny Lee, have always held a deep appreciation for Route 66, without it there wouldn't be a Big Texan today. They proudly dedicate "BIG TEX-REX" to the Spirit of the Mother Road.

WHY A COWBOY-DRESSED, GREEN DINOSAUR?
Both brothers share special memories of a family vacation, that took them way-out west on Route 66 to a roadside attraction that featured giant dinosaur statues.

Their memories & the other millions of memories from anyone who was ever lucky enough to "get their kicks" on Route 66 are what immortalized the road.

From the Lee Brothers-to the future generations of Road Trip travelers: "enjoy the ride & remember, it's not always about the destination, it's about the journey getting there."

That's what the real magic of The Big Texan & Route 66 is all about. Besides, they didn't have a dinosaur....Enjoy!
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HM NumberHM29KE
Series This marker is part of the U.S. Route 66 series
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Date Added Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 249166 N 3897982
Decimal Degrees35.19353333, -101.75495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 11.612', W 101° 45.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 11' 36.72" N, 101° 45' 17.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7701 Interstate 40 Access Rd, Amarillo TX 79118, US
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