Cars on the Route

119 N Main St, Galena, Kansas 66739 USA

8 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Sat 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • No Wifi
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“Right out of a movie”

The old Kan-O-Tex service station at the north end of Main Street in Galena, Kansas has been purchased by 4 women from Galena: Betty Courtney, Melba Rigg, Renee Charles and Judy Courtney. They are helping lead the rebirth of Galena's stretch of Historic Route 66.  The original plan was to turn the old KanOtex station into a farmer's market. But the vision has grown and Four Women hope to develop up to 4 buildings near this intersection. One may become a bed and breakfast and another may become the farmer's market. But this Kan-O-Tex service station is now restored. They sell sandwiches, snacks, antiques, Route 66 and Car's items, including several made by local craftspeople and artists. Outside the building there will be several vehicles, including the mining boom truck that inspired the character "Tow Mater" in Radiator Springs from the movie Cars. For trademark reasons, Four Women are calling their boom truck "Tow Tater." Tow Tater still runs and can be hired to appear at special events. I think that you will find meeting the Four Women on the Route and their families as much fun as their wonderful building.

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Andy N.

If you are a fan of the animated picture "Cars" and want to show some love to parts of the 13-mile stretch of Route 66 in Kansas, there's no better spot than this here old service... Read more

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Jason V.

This was not open while I was there a month ago (a Tuesday afternoon). The place has very limited hours; I doubt Covid has anything to do with it. Well, maybe. Nobody is sure how many... Read more

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Elana L.

What a fun little spot to stop at! Of course they were part of the inspiration for the movie CARS and have the original Tow Tater (inspiration for Tow Mater). Their burgers are good and... Read more

Cars on the Route

119 N Main St
Galena, Kansas
66739 USA


Closed Now
  • Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Does not take
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
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