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Tulsa, Oklahoma (Route 66)

Tulsa, Oklahoma, originally founded as a cattle town along the Arkansas River, thrived and grew into an oil-rich city in the early 20th century, later becoming a key stop on Route 66 during the Great Depression.

Route 66 Attractions in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  1. Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 is a gift shop celebrating the magic of Route 66 & the Mother Road. Check out Buck Atoms a cool Space age Cowboy Muffler man. It is Located at the former site of a 1950s PEMCO gas station
  2. Circle Cinema Get your Flicks on Route 66 since 1928. Originally named The Circle Theatre it opened on July 15, 1928 with the movie “Across the Atlantic” starring Monte Blue
  3. Cyrus Avery Route 66 Memorial Bridge: Named after Cyrus Avery, a key figure in the establishment of Route 66, this bridge is a historic landmark and offers great photo opportunities.
  4. Marie’s Trading Post The mural on the side of the store makes for a great photo. 
  5. Blue Dome District: Located in downtown Tulsa, this district is known for its distinctive blue dome building and features restaurants, bars, and shops that capture the spirit of Route 66.
  6. Admiral Twin Drive In 7355 E Easton St
    Tulsa, OK 74115
  7. Cyrus Avery Plaza Southwest & Route 66 Historical Village: This attraction in southwest Tulsa offers a glimpse into the history of Route 66 with vintage signs, a replica gas station, and a museum dedicated to the Mother Road. 3770 Southwest Blvd Tulsa, OK 74107
  8. The Meadow Gold Sign: An iconic neon sign that has been a landmark on Route 66 in Tulsa for decades, it’s a popular spot for photos. 11th St & Quaker Ave
    Tulsa, OK 74120
  9. The Golden Driller is a 75-foot-tall, 43,500-pound statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, depicting an oil worker it was installed in Tulsa in 1966. Expo Square
    Tulsa, OK 74114
  10. Cain’s Ballroom: Known as the “Home of Bob Wills,” this historic music venue has hosted many famous artists and is a must-visit for music enthusiasts.
  11.  El Rancho Grande Mexican Food a Tex-Mex joint serving up cheesy enchiladas since 1950.
  12. Tulsa Auto Museum: While not exclusively dedicated to Route 66, this museum houses a collection of classic cars and automobile memorabilia, reflecting the era of the Mother Road.
  13. Desert Hills Motel opened 1953 and is a great photo stop.
  14. The Route 66 Neon Sign Park: Located in southwest Tulsa, this park features restored neon signs from the heyday of Route 66 and offers a unique look into the road’s history.
  15. Tally’s Cafe: A classic diner that has been serving Route 66 travelers for decades, Tally’s offers a taste of nostalgia with its retro decor and delicious comfort food.
  16. Historic 11th Street: Also known as Cherry Street, this district features shops, restaurants, and boutiques that harken back to the Route 66 era.
  17. Red Fork Main Street: A historic district in Tulsa, Red Fork Main Street offers a glimpse into the past with its vintage storefronts and a strong connection to Route 66.
  18. Tulsa Fire Station 66 14333 E 11th St Tulsa, OK 74108

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