Shamrock is proud to be the first Texas Route 66 city upon approaching from the east. Unlike many Rt 66 towns, Shamrock is a small and bustling hub for our region with many new stores and businesses being built every year. A handful of historic art deco styled buildings are still standing in Shamrock with several restored to their former glory. Most notably, the U-Drop Inn which opened its doors in 1936 to serve the growing needs of those traveling on America's "Mother Road".
Today, it serves as the Visitor Information Center and headquarters for the Shamrock Economic Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce. Make the U Drop Inn your first stop when visiting us. With over 10,000 visitors each year from over 70 countries outside the USA, the U Drop Inn is a "must see" while traveling the "Mother Road".
While you are here, don't miss the beautiful Pioneer West Museum complex featuring the Magnolia Station, the Zeigler House, and the "Old Barn". In addition, the Water Tower Plaza offers a step back in time as the residents of the early 1900's made plans for their future water supply. It remains today as the tallest historic water tower in Texas and still functions as it did back then as it towers over Shamrock.