Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyrus Avery is known as the father of Route 66. He created the route while a member of the board appointed to create the Federal Highway System. He pushed for the establishment of the U.S. Highway 66 Association to pave and promote the highway that is so famous today. His legacy is celebrated in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza.

One of the centerpieces of the plaza is a large bronze sculpture entitled “East Meets West.” Created by artist Robert Summers it depicts the Avery family traveling west in a Model T Ford and encountering an eastbound horse-drawn wagon. Around the sculpture you’ll find flags from the eight states in which Route 66 travels through.

But perhaps the first thing you’ll notice is the Route 66 Skywalk – an overpass bridge that connects a parking lot to the plaza – that is decorated with a giant Route 66 shield logo.

Future plans for the plaza include a new visitor’s center and Route 66 museum that features exhibits, historical perspectives, and gift shop.

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrates Route 66

While traveling in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also visit the Gathering Place, the Woody Guthrie Mural, and the Mother Road Market.

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza

Address: Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74127
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible

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