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.

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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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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.