Get ready to mark your calendars, everyone!  FEBRUARY 2024 HIGHLIGHTS is packed with not-to-miss events on Route 6 that you’ll absolutely love. Check out what’s in store:

  • Feb 4: Become part of the elegance at the Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Pageant. Trust us; it’s not just a cultural festivity – it’s a celebration of heritage and empowerment!  Don’t miss out: Miss LA Chinatown Pageant
  • Feb 8: Iowa, this one’s for you! Join us for Iowa State Day and show some love for the heartland!  Get all the deets here: National Iowa Day
  • Feb 17: Experience the vibrant tradition at the 125th Golden Dragon Parade. It’s a spectacular burst of culture you wouldn’t want to miss!  Find out more: 125th Golden Dragon Parade

    Share your moments with us using #Route6FebruaryFest and let’s create unforgettable memories together! 

    Spread the word, bring your friends, and let’s enjoy the February vibes on Route 6. See you there! 

Iowa Portion of US Route 6

Where the prairies meet the rivers, Iowa Portion of US Route 6 enters Iowa at Council Bluffs. This majestic stretch of highway begins its journey across Nebraska by traveling in unison with I‑29 and I‑80 before splitting off to explore rural Pottawattamie County. Along this path lies Oakland where it briefly overtakes US 59 before carrying on eastward until Lewis is reached. Step inside your car… embark on a marvelous adventure along one of America’s longest highways!  Iowa Portion of US Route 6  takes a sharp left turn to Atlantic where it joins US 71 for an exciting journey leading up to I-80. It then rides roughshod with US 169 as far north as Adel, before looping back around Des Moines on Hickman Road and Merle Hay Road – making sure Urbandale is firmly secured in the north while Clive and Windsor Heights hold strong in the south. Finally, Iowa Highway 28 pitches up at 63rd Street just long enough for one last lap before they part ways over Douglas Avenue; leaving you craving more of this wild ride!

Skirting the Des Moines River, US 6 transitions from Douglas Avenue to Euclid Avenue. At northeastern Des Moines’ intersection of US 69 and I-235, it turns onto Hubbell Street for a brief stay in Altoona before meeting up with I‑80 again at its intersections with both US 65 and Moore Road. Continuing east beyond the metro area, this route continues along sidekick Interstate 80 until Newton where their paths diverge: one towards Grinnell on an adventure through Marengo then into picturesque Amana Colonies ending up at Coralville; while other joins forces with Iowa City’s University of Iowa campus near the banks of The Hawkeye State’s famous river -The Iowa River

From Iowa City to the banks of Mississippi, Iowa Portion of US Route 6 takes a scenic southeast journey. It zooms past West Liberty and Wilton before connecting with I-80 for an exciting northwards drive into Davenport. The adventure continues south as drivers hop onto Kimberly Road until veering east at Interstate 74, meandering over bridges towards Illinois’s welcoming embrace on the other side of mighty Father River!

Established as a National 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a Public Charity the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association works to promote economic development and cultural preservation for communities located along “The Grand Army of The Republic Highway.” Spanning 3,652 miles in total, this grand old highway is an integral part of Americana with many sites rich in history waiting to be discovered!  Online at https://www.route6tour.com

Iowa Portion of US Route 6 post

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

Are you looking for something new to do this month? If so, then look no further than the City of Walcott Point of Interest. https://www.route6tour.com featured the

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

Located just a short drive away from major cities, this place offers plenty of things to see and experience.

And best of all – admission is free!

Take a few moments now to learn more about some of the highlights that make up the City’s point of interest and prepare yourself for an incredible adventure in the City of Walcott

Bucket List Destination – Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Union Pacific RailRoad Museum
Union Pacific Railroad Museum Information
General Admission is free 

The museum is open:

 Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. You must register online before you visit.


All donations support the Union Pacific Museum Association, a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit.

Iowa Links

Iowa Links
a list of communities on or near US Route 6

Adair About Adair
Visit Adair County
Adair Iowa – Google Maps
Adel City of Adel, Iowa
Adel Iowa – Google Maps
Altoona City of Altoona, Iowa
Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce
Altoona Iowa – Google Maps
Anita Anita, Iowa
Anita Iowa – Google Maps
Atalissa Atalissa, Iowa – Wikipedia
Atalissa Iowa – Google Maps
Atlantic City of Atlantic, Iowa
Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce
Atlantic Iowa – Google Maps
Bettendorf Bettendorf, IA
Bettendorf Chamber
Bettendorf Iowa – Google Maps
Brooklyn Brooklyn, Iowa
Chamber of Commerce | Brooklyn Iowa
Brooklyn Iowa – Google Maps
Carnforth Carnforth, Iowa – Wikipedia
Carnforth Iowa – Google Maps
Casey Casey, Iowa
Casey Iowa – Google Maps
Clive Clive, IA
Clive Iowa – Google Maps
Colfax City of Colfax, Iowa
Colfax Main Street
Colfax Iowa – Google Maps
Coralville Coralville, IA
Coralville Iowa – Google Maps
Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, IA
Council Bluffs Iowa – Google Maps
Davenport City of Davenport
Iowa Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Quad-City C&VB
Davenport Iowa – Google Maps
Des Moines City of Des Moines, IA
Affiliate Chambers of Greater Des Moines
Des Moines Iowa – Google Maps
Dexter Dexter Iowa
Dexter Iowa – Google Maps
Durant City of Durant, Iowa
Durant Iowa – Google Maps
Grinnell Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce
Grinnell Iowa – Google Maps
Homestead Homestead, Iowa – Wikipedia
Homestead Iowa – Google Maps
Iowa City City of Iowa City
Iowa City Area Business Partnership
Iowa City Iowa – Google Maps
Kellogg Kellogg Iowa – Google Maps
Ladora Ladora, Iowa – Wikipedia
Landora Iowa – Google Maps
Lambs Grove Lambs Grove Iowa – Google Maps
Lewis Lewis Iowa – Google Maps
Marengo Marengo, Iowa
Marengo Iowa – Google Maps
Menlo Menlo, IA
Menlo Iowa – Google Maps
Mitchellville City of Mitchellville
Mitchellville Iowa – Google Maps
Moscow Moscow, Iowa – Wikipedia
Moscow Iowa – Google Maps
Newton Newton, IA
Newton Iowa – Google Maps
Oakland City of Oakland
Oakland Iowa – Google Maps
Oakland Acres City of Oakland Acres
Oakland Acres Iowa – Google Maps
Oxford City of Oxford
Oxford Iowa – Google Maps
Redfield Refield, IA
Redfield Iowa – Google Maps
South Amana The Barn Museum (U.S. National Park Service)
South Amana Iowa – Google Maps
Stockton Stockton, Iowa – Wikipedia
Stockton Iowa – Google Maps
Stuart Stuart, IA
Stuart Iowa – Google Maps
Tiffin Tiffin-Iowa
A Look At Tiffin, Iowa
Tiffin Iowa – Google Maps
Urbandale Urbandale, IA
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Urbandale Iowa – Google Maps
Victor Victor, Iowa – Wikipedia
Victor Iowa – Google Maps
Walcott City of Walcott
Walcott Iowa – Google Maps
Waukee Waukee, IA
Waukee Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Iowa – Google Maps
West Liberty City of West Liberty
West Liberty Chamber of Commerce
West Liberty Iowa – Google Maps
Wilton Junction Wilton Junction
Wilton Junction Iowa – Google Maps
Windsor Heights Windsor Heights, IA
Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce
Windsor Heights Iowa – Google Maps
Wiota Wiota, Iowa – Wikipedia
Wiota Iowa – Google Maps
Wiscotta Wiscotta, Iowa
Wiscotta Iowa – Google Maps