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After hours visit

Great place to stop on the Kanas length of Route 66 - what a photo op! Wasn't within easy walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CarrieAnnCook
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Wyandotte, Oklahoma
The Real Inspiration for "Cars"' Mater

According to the nine-year-old in my back seat, Mater and his friends can be summarized by one... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Dave11974
,
Springfield, Missouri
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“photo ops” (2 reviews)
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119 N Main St, Galena, KS 66739-1125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop on the Kanas length of Route 66 - what a photo op! Wasn't within easy walking distance of much, but there are many things a short drive away.

Thank CarrieAnnCook
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

According to the nine-year-old in my back seat, Mater and his friends can be summarized by one word: "AWESOME!" For fans of the Pixar series, the Cars on the Route stop connects the recent with the distant past. Watch "Cars" again and then go cruise...More

Thank Dave11974
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Stopped in early March, but the main building is closed until April. Time for a couple of photos of Mater and the old gas pumps.

Thank CazCoach
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This was a neat little attraction. Seeing Mater and friends in person was kindof cool. Im glad we drive the few extra miles out of our way to check it out, our son loved it. The lil diner part was closed, but still a neat...More

1  Thank Meri F
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Tow Tater is waiting for everyone traveling Route 66 to stop and say hi. He sits in the lot of Cars on the Route and is a great picture opportunity.

1  Thank Angie_Ohio
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

For this trip, I knew this was must stop - my son is such a cars fan. This classic station was so cute! Unfortunately, it was closed when we went by - but still a great stop! I love how this inspired the movie, (and...More

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Worth a stop to see Tow Mater from the movie Cars. This is where it all began! Great photo opp! Kids loved it. Wish the store was open when we went.

1  Thank Mizmoe
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Check the hours because it was already closed when we got there on a late Sunday afternoon. The outside is great for pictures and the kids would like it. It's a "must see" for Route 66 trips as the Kansas stretch is limited. There are...More

1  Thank Gators99
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This place is worth a stop! It's Mater from the Disney movie Cars! If you love Mater and the movie cars you will love stopping by to see him in person!

1  Thank nowincolorado
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

A Route 66 location, easy to find, nice dispalys. A good photo opportunity, while driving Route 66, take a pic from Mater.

2  Thank mmikko
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Response from Dave11974 | Reviewed this property |
It's mostly street parking, but unless you are there at a particularly busy time, there is plenty of room on the street for large vehicles and trailers.
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