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.

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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VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!