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The Leaning Water Tower Roadside Attraction along Route 66

The leaning water tower roadside attraction in Groom, Texas is one of many quirky attractions you’ll see along Route 66. Leaning Water Tower along Route 66 in Groom Texas

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.

Leaning Water Tower in Groom, Texas

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.

Do you enjoy stopping at roadside attractions? Here are a few others that you may enjoy.

Leaving our Mark on Cadillac Ranch
USS George Bancroft Roadside Attraction
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When was the last time you stopped at a roadside attraction?

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The leaning water tower is on Route 66 in Texas


Monday 10th of March 2014

That leaning water tower is a hoot! It looks like it may fall over any minute.

Jennifer H

Saturday 8th of March 2014

hahaha I never knew we had our own leaning tower! :) Yes, we don't take many road trips right now, but making stops to enjoy the scenery is always nice.


Sunday 2nd of March 2014

I've seen that! I have been thinking that one of these days you would post something that I have seen. And here it is. Too funny that it is a leaning water tower.

Kate @WildTalesof...

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

Ha! What a funny thing to see along the road! I love the story behind it--interesting to know that the guy just purchased it to be used as a sign--smart!

Michele {Malaysian Meanders}

Saturday 1st of March 2014

When I saw the title and the thumbnail on the link-up, I immediately knew that this had "Tonya Prater" written all over it. I'm Texan, and I've never heard of either this or the giant cross. If I ever get up to the Panhandle, I'll have to make a stop.


Sunday 2nd of March 2014

Ha ha, Michele! I must be getting predictable. :) Maybe I'll mix it up next week. Hmmm..on second thought...maybe not. The Panhandle offered quite a few roadside attractions that you'd enjoy. I wasn't able to convince my family to stop at all of them. Maybe I need to make a stop back. Protection Status
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