Robots on 66 is a new initiative kickstarted by Mary Beth Babcock, founder of Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is carried out by a partnership between Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission and Sawyer Manufacturing. The project aims to add fun robot statues to popular Oklahoma Route 66 attractions as a lead up to the Route 66 centennial in 2026.
You can currently find two of these big robots in Oklahoma, but hopefully there will be more springing up soon.
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N.P. 5358 – Liliput in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Robots on 66 #001
Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios
1347 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120
Liliput was the first Route 66 robot created. The yellow and orange creation was fabricated by Sawyer Manufacturing & Fabrication. You can find this roadside attraction at Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
RT-19 in Oklahoma City- Robots on 66 #002
425 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
RT-19 ROBOT is a “tin toy replica from post-war Japan reminiscent of the 1950’s and the glory days of Route 66.” This upscale replica of a classic tin robot statue was unveiled in April 2021. It stands at 8 feet tall and weighs 900 pounds. This one lives in the Uptown 23rd Street District of Oklahoma City, across the street from the historic Tower Theatre.
I like these Oklahoma roadside attractions a BOT and I hope you do too!