National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

The National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma celebrates the Mother Road in both Oklahoma and beyond. Focused on the people who lived and work on the Mother Road along with the automobiles and places that defined it, the museum campus offers an interactive tour through history. Reserve a couple of hours of your road trip time to explore all of the buildings and exhibits. Here are some of the highlights.

National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Highlights of the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma:

National Route 66 Museum

The National Route 66 Museum takes visitors on an interactive journey through all eight states on the Mother Road. Intricate displays, photographs, reproductions, authentic artifacts, a personal accounts bring the famous road to life and introduce visitors to important people, places, service stations, motels, and more.

National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

National Transportation Museum & Gift Shop

Your first stop at this Route 66 museum celebrates the vehicles that get you where you’re going. This interactive trip through the history of transportation features classic motorcycles, a 1959 Cadillac, a 1917 Reo Fire Truck, a drive-in move theater display, and more.

Pink Cadillac  - Transportation Museum and Gift Shop at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Motorcycles - Transportation Museum and Gift Shop at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Drive in Theater - Transportation Museum and Gift Shop at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Transportation Museum and Gift Shop at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Old Town Museum

This museum explores early pioneer life in a Victorian House. See informative displays on early pioneer life alongside exhibits featuring a Native American, cowboy, and rodeo life and a tribute to 1981 Miss America Susan Powell (who is also featured in the Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University).

Old Town Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Artwork made from hair - Old Town Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Miss Oklahoma Exhibit - Old Town Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Miss America Exhibit - Old Town Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Vintage salon - Old Town Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Old Town Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Old Town Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Farm & Ranch Museum

Explore a vast collection of tools used in early farm and ranch life in western Oklahoma.

Farm and Ranch Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Farm and Ranch Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Farm and Ranch Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Farm and Ranch Museum at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Blacksmith Museum

See how blacksmiths created objects from iron and steel by forging the metal with tools to hammer, bend, and cut the metals. See the tools they used along with some of the creations.

Blacksmith shop at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Blacksmith shop at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Historic Village

Explore the museum complex to find the White Gristed Mill, Opera House, Rock Bluff School, Cowtown Watering Hole, Livery Stable, Memorial Chapel, Railroad Depot, Country Doctors Office, Paul Jones Drug Store, and more.

Historic Village at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Tisdale Hospital - Historic Village at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Tisdale Hospital
Historic Village at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Historic Village at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Opera House - National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Opera House
Western Lumber and Hardware Co. - National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Western Lumber and Hardware Co.
Funeral Home - National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Funeral Home
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Giant Route 66 Sign

One of the highlights of visiting the National Route 66 Museum is the giant Route 66 sign out front. It’s the perfect selfie stop to commemorate your Route 66 road trip. It may or may not be the world’s largest Route 66 sign (the Route 66 sign at Route 66 Motorheads Bar and Grill in Springfield, Illinois, measures 32 by 32 feet and is known to be the largest, though measurements for this one aren’t available) but it is big and beautiful, especially when lit up in neon at night.

Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

While checking out the best attractions Route 66 in Oklahoma, also look for the Crossroads Of America sign, El Reno Mother Road Monument, the 66 Bowl sign at Rt 66 Bowl, the One Room Jail in Texola, and the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum.

National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Address: 2717 W 3rd St, Elk City, OK 73644
Cost: Adults $5, AAA and Age 60+ $4, Children 6-16 $4, Under 5 free, group discounts available
Regular hours: Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm, closed Saturday
Extended Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Day Before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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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!