Devil's Rope & Route 66 Museum

Panhandle Plains

Cross I-40 to the north side and the battered town of McClean. This surprisingly large museum has vast barbed wire displays (where hipsters look for new tattoo patterns) and a small but homey and idiosyncratic room devoted to Route 66. The detailed map of the road in Texas is a must. Also worth a look are the moving portraits of Dust Bowl damage and the refugees from human-made environmental disaster.