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The leaning water tower roadside attraction in Groom, Texas is one of many quirky attractions you’ll see along Route 66.
You can’t drive along the flat Texas panhandle heading into Groom, Texas and NOT spot this leaning water tower roadside attraction. Sitting just off the side of I-40 and old Route 66, this structure breaks up the flat scenery and provides a quick fun, photo op.
The water tower, labeled “Britten USA” has never been a working tower at this location. According to Wikipedia, the water tower was slated for demolition when it was purchased by Ralph Britten and moved to its current location. In Groom, it served as a sign for Britten’s truck stop and tourist center. The truck stop is no longer open but the water tower remains a popular stop along the highway, if only for those tourists wishing to document their road trip with fun and quirky stops.
This is a quick and easy stop along I-40. Follow exit 114 and you’ll find a turn off that runs alongside the water tower so you can pull off the road and snap a picture or two.
Minutes away, you’ll find the Giant Cross which was once the largest cross in the world. Both stops are free and a great addition to any road trip Route 66.
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When was the last time you stopped at a roadside attraction?