Journey through the history of the Main Street of America in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton takes you on a tale through time. Just pull over when you see the bright red neon sign and the bright red vintage car in the window.
Operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum opened in 1995 and takes travelers for a journey across the Mother Road and through history. Each room of the museum is built on a different theme and has accompanying music (think Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood,” Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Woody Guthrie’s “Will Rogers Highway,” and the Eagles’ “Hotel California”) that immerse you in the experience.
Informative displays teach visitors about the different eras of road travel; themes like diners and drive-ins, roadside motels, and roadside attractions; and important historical events that shaped Route 66’s impact on the country.
Interactive exhibits take you into a vintage diner, a 1960s hippie van, and a family station wagon. Artifacts and mementos show you authentic pieces of Mother Road history. And video displays take you deeper into the
Stop by the gift shop on the way out and be sure to save time to wander outside for even more photos, informative plaques, and interactive displays.
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
Address: 2229 West Gary Boulevard, Clinton, OK 73601
Hours: Winter hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm, Closed on holidays
Cost: Adults $7; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (6–18) $4; Group Rate (10+) $5/person; OHS Members,
Children (under 6), Veterans and Active Military (with ID) Free
Visit the museum’s official website for up-to-date information about hours, closings, and admission fees.