Riviera Roadhouse Restaurant
Constructed in 1928 out of a church from Gardner and a mining office from Sourt Wilmington, the Riviera hosted many famous customers, including Gene Kelly, Tom Mix and Al Capone. A freezer in the basement with a heavy iron door was supposedly built to hide gambling operations and alcohol during Prohibition. The unique bar in the basement provided a cool environment in the days before air conditioning and is decorated like a cave. In its heyday, the Roadhouse featured a zoo, picnic area, swimming hole and gas station.
Today, the restaurant is closed but remains a fantastic piece of Route 66 history and a great photo spot.
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