Own an Iconic Route 66 Tourist Attraction

Galena, KS (Cherokee County)

Own an Iconic Route 66 Tourist Attraction

Asking Price:$239,000

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Real Estate:$200,000


Own an Iconic Route 66 Tourist Attraction

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Own One of the Most Iconic Route 66 Businesses in US History!

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This business opportunity is unlike any other you will ever run across! Route 66 was transformational in US History, and in it’s 1930’s heyday, one of the well-known stops on the route was this Kan-O-Tex station (short for Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas) in the small mining town of Galena, Kansas. Today it remains one of the top 10 Route 66 icons, attracting more than 6000 tourists per year from all over the world! Shortly after it was restored by former owners to replicate the exact 1930’s look and was renamed 4 Women on the Route, this business caught the attention of Disney/Pixar executives and became one of the major sources of inspiration for the development of the animated classic film Cars (2006). In fact, the 1951 International Boom truck that inspired the beloved character “Tow Mater” is onsite at the business and is one of the most photographed vehicles in the world. After the release of the film, a change in ownership renamed the business Cars on the Route. Today this business operates as a local tourist attraction with a small seasonal restaurant operation and a souvenir shop. A weekend social hotspot with Friday night Karaoke, Cars on the Route receives great support both from local residents and from the Route 66 enthusiast community.
This business is unique in nature and is most similar to other iconic Route 66 stops across the Western US. This business is located on one of the few remaining original stretches of Route 66.
Growth & Expansion:
This business needs a passionate owner who knows how to properly capitalize on the historic fame of the business and the organic tourism, expanding its scope into a profitable business operation. If marketed aggressively in the right channels, traffic could be substantially increased both from domestic and international tourists and from locals within Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Nearby real estate could be purchased to add additional “family fun” attractions, making this stop in Galena, Kansas a must-see for everyone in the area (and adding many more revenue streams). New owner should be ready to capitalize on the publicity generated by the June 16, 2017 release of the Disney/Pixar sequel Cars 3. Another option for the dedicated US Historian would be to run as a non-profit organization.
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2 weeks
Reason for Selling:
Needs capital for other initiatives

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