Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Shamrock: Tower Conoco Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe

Photo by Rick Vanderpool

Just east of McLean lies Shamrock, home to one of the most impressive examples of Route 66 architecture in Texas. The Tower Station and Café is a one-of-a-kind 1936 Art Deco landmark that once housed the U-Drop Inn. Reaching high above the rooftop, the distinctive pedestals advertised food, gas and lodging — three essential items for Route 66 travelers. Recently refurbished to its original glory, the building is now open to the public as the Shamrock Chamber of Commerce.


  • 101 East 12th St
  • Shamrock, Texas
  • 79079


Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Free