Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University

Here she is: Miss America. And here she is again. And again. Oklahoma City University has been home to three winners of the famed pageant and they are commemorated on campus with bronze Miss America statues.

Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction

In 2004 the university unveiled a brand new Kerr-McGee Centennial Plaza, a beautiful campus spot that highlights some of the school’s most famous alumni. There you’ll find benches, trees, and a Hollywood Walk of Fame-esque displays of stars featuring the likes of opera star Leona Mitchell and Tony award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth.

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Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction

At the heart of the plaza is the Miss America statue, a bronze sculpture depicting the three Miss Americas who once graced the university halls: Jane Jayroe (1967), Susan Powell (1981), and Shawntel Smith (1996). Each bust stands tall wearing a gown and crown and holding a big bouquet of flowers.

While on campus be sure to also visit the University’s Fine Arts Center to experience the Hall of Queens. A shrine to all of the OCU students who have competed in the Miss America pageant, having one the title of Miss Oklahoma or another state.

If you ask me, this Oklahoma roadside attraction is a winner!

Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction
Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma Roadside Attraction

Looking for more nearby roadside attractions on Oklahoma Route 66? Check out the Milk Bottle Grocery, Pops 66 Soda Ranch, and the National Route 66 Museum.

Miss America Statues

Address: 2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Hours: Always visible
Cost: Free to see

The Hall of Queens is found in the Kirkpatrick Fine Art Center, half a block north from theKerr-McGee Centennial Plaza

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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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.