If you’re looking for classic roadside attractions, iconic diners, informative museums, and nostalgic nods to the past, a road trip on Route 66 in Oklahoma offers everything you’re looking for. Pull over at any and all of the stops on this complete list of Oklahoma Route 66 Attractions and start planning your road trip on the Mother Road today.
Historic U.S. Route 66 (AKA US 66, the Will Rogers Highway, Main Street of America, and the Mother Road) was established on November 11, 1926. It was the primary road that travelers took while moving west during the dust bowl. Covering around 2,448 miles from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, Route 66 took travelers through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
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Although Route 66 was removed from the United States Highway System in 1985, it is still a popular road trip route for travelers looking for a sense of nostalgia.
Around 400 miles of the road’s stretch runs through Oklahoma (the longest stretch in any state). At every turn you’ll find something new and fun to see. Whether it’s a weird roadside attraction, a fun museum, a classic diner, or an interactive Route 66 photo op, Oklahoma Route 66 attractions abound on the Mother Road.
Explore below to find a complete list of Oklahoma Route 66 attractions to add to your Route 66 in Oklahoma itinerary. Want just the highlights? Find the Top 15 Oklahoma Route 66 Attractions and Oklahoma City to Tulsa Route 66 Itinerary. Planning to drive the entire length of Route 66? Check out our list of Route 66 Must See Stops in every state of the route.
Route 66 in Oklahoma: a complete list of Oklahoma Route 66 Attractions
The Gateway to Route 66
218 S Main St, Miami, OK
Miami is known as the Gateway to Route 66 across Oklahoma, being the first major stop after crossing the border from the short Kansas stretch. The town welcomes travelers with the the longest Main Street on all of Route 66 and a large gateway to Route 66 arch stretching over the historic Route 66 main street road.
103 N Main St, Miami, OK
The Coleman Theatre has been entertaining audiences since it opened in 1929. The beautiful landmark was constructed in Spanish Mission Revival style with a lavish Louis XV interior, complete with gold leaf trim, silk damask panels, stained glass panels, and a 2,000-pound chandelier. The theater presents performances and events and is available for tours.
Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger
915 N Main St, Miami, OK
This restaurant was once part of a chain of Ku-Ku Burgers that opened in 1965 and spanned across the country. Today, the Miami location is the only one left. Stop for a hamburger and look for the big yellow bird!
100 N Main St, Commerce, OK
Built into an old cottage style gas station, Dairy King location started as a Marathon station in 1927. Stop in for a burger, a milkshake, a banana split, and a Route 66 cookie shaped like the highway marker shield and are printed with US 66.
Allen’s Conoco Fillin’ Station
101 S Main St, Commerce, OK
Appropriately known as the “Hole in the Wall Conoco Station,” Allen’s Conoco Fillin’ Station is an old cottage-style service station that was built into a brick wall of an existing building in 1929 or 1930.
E 140 Rd, Miami, OK 74354
Ribbon Road is the only remaining 9-foot wide segment of the Mother Road. Take a narrow drive on the original piece of road.
319 E Illinois Ave, Vinita, OK
Clanton’s Cafe is the longest operating family-owned restaurant on Route 66. They are known for comforting meals like chicken friend steak, calf fries, and chicken and dressing.
Standing Brave Giant Indian Chief
31209 South Hwy 69, US-69, Big Cabin, OK
The Giant Chief Standing Brave Statue has been standing since 2001 and is located outside of the Woodshed, a family-owned truck stop and travel plaza that has gas pumps, a convenience store, and and a sit down restaurant.
Route 66 Pedestrian Underpass Mural
Walnut St & W 6th St, Chelsea, OK
An old pedestrian underpass was given a new life with the Route 66 Pedestrian Underpass Mural. Artist Kenneth Hollingshead enhanced the pathway with artwork that pays tribute to the town and its ties to the Mother Road.
Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park
21300 OK-28 A, Chelsea, OK 74016
Ed Galloway (1880-1962) began work on his totem pole in 1937 and completed it in 1948. Now dubbed the “World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole” the colorful sculpture stands at 60-feet tall with a circumference of 30 feet and a variety of vibrant images carved into it. It’s a popular Oklahoma tourist attraction and the centerpiece of Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park where it is surrounded by 11 other objects and buildings to explore.
Andy Payne Statue
State Hwy 66, Foyil, OK
Foyil resident Andy Payne won the Great Transcontinental Footrace, in n 1928, running 3,400 miles from Los Angeles to New York City. He is memorialized with a statue in his hometown.
Blue Whale of Catoosa
2600 U.S. Rte 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
The Blue Whale of Catoosa has been a Route 66 must see icon since 1972. Hugh Davis originally built the giant 80-foot-long blue sperm whale adjacent to their alligator farm as an anniversary present for his wife Zelta and their kids. It soon became the centerpiece of their Route 66 attraction, Nature’s Acres, and a much beloved roadside attractions for travelers on the Mother Road and beyond. After the park closed in 1988, the giant whale fell into disrepair, but today it is maintained by a local group, preserving this piece of nostalgia for modern road trippers.
D.W. Correll Museum
19934 E Pine St, Catoosa, OK
Stop by to see a rare collection of rocks, gems, fossils, sea shells, jewelry, and vintage cars.
Admiral Twin Drive-In
7355 E Easton St, Tulsa, OK
The Admiral Twin opened as a single screen drive-in movie theater in 1951 and later added a second screen. A fire destroyed both in 2010 but it has been restored and is still a fun site for entertainment for Route 66 travelers.
Tally’s Good Food Café
1102 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK
Tally’s Good Food Café is a Route 66 diner with an extensive menu and one of the best chicken fried steak on the route.
Golden Driller Statue
Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114
The Golden Driller was first brought to Tulsa (then known as the “oil capital of the world”) from a Texas oilfield supplier for a trade show at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. The Golden Driller stands at 75-feet tall, weighs 43,500 pounds, and is made from a steel frame covered in concrete and plaster.
Mother Road Market
1124 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK
The Mother Road Market hosts over 25 different businesses, including food and retail stands, offers wine and beer tastings and cooking classes, and hosts private events. Restaurants inside offer pizza, tacos, burgers, bulgogi fries, brunch dishes, hot chicken, ice cream, and more.
Meadow Gold Sign
1324 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120
This giant Meadow Gold sign was erected in 1934 when Meadow Gold Dairy installed it at 11th & Lewis. For decades this sign served as a landmark in Tulsa, even though the business was long gone. In 2009 the sign was restored and moved to a dedicated pavilion.
Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 & the Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man
1347 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK
Mary Beth Babcock opened Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 in 2018. The quirky souvenir shop is located in a repurposed classic 1950’s PEMCO gas station. In 2019 they unveiled their very own larger-than-life fiberglass mascot: Buck Atom. This Space Cowboy Muffler Man was a brand-new muffler man crafted from a mold and modeled after the retro roadside attractions. Wearing a space suit, kerchief, a cowboy hat with a space visor, and carrying a bright silver rocket ship, Buck is part muffler man, part cowboy, part spaceman, and all fun.
Buck’s Cosmic Crash Pad on Route 66
1347 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK
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Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza
Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK
Cyrus Avery is known as the father of Route 66. He created the route while a member of the board appointed to create the Federal Highway System. His legacy is celebrated in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza. One of the centerpieces of the plaza is a large bronze sculpture entitled “East Meets West.” Created by artist Robert Summers it depicts the Avery family traveling west in a Model T Ford and encountering an eastbound horse-drawn wagon.
Route 66 Neon Park
1450 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK
Three 20-foot tall neon sign replicas from Tulsa Auto Court, the Will Rogers Motor Court, and the Oil Capital Motel represent three eras of Route 66.
Route 66 Rising
S. Mingo Rd, Tulsa, OK
A giant sculpture depicts a Tulsa Route 66 shield logo rising from the ground.
Route 66 Historical Village
3770 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK
Route 66 Historical Village is an open-air museum features a Frisco 4500 Steam Engine, passenger car, caboose, oil derrick, and big neon sign.
Crossroads of America Sign
Sapulpa, Oklahoma is known as “The Crossroads of America” due to its location on U.S. Highway 66 (once the main east/west highway of the western United States) and U.S. Highway 75 (which used to run from Canada to the Gulf Coast at Galveston, Texas but now stops in Dallas). At that intersection the town erected a monument that celebrates its place in America.
Sapulpa Route 66 Mural
S Main St & W Dewey Ave., Sapulpa, OK
The Sapulpa Route 66 Mural in downtown Sapulpa, Oklahoma pays homage to the town’s place on Route 66 and at the crossroads of America.
Waite Phillips Filling Station Museum
26 E Lee Ave, Sapulpa, OK
The built Waite Phillips Filling Station Museum was built in 1923 and has since been restored by the Sapulpa Historical Society. Admire the building and 1920s automobiles.
Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum
13 Sahoma Lake Rd, Sapulpa, OK
The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum features vintage vehicles.
World’s Tallest Gas Pump
13 Sahoma Lake Rd, Sapulpa, OK
Outside of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa is the World’s Tallest Gas Pump. Completed in 2018, this Oklahoma roadside attraction was modeled after vintage pumps common on the route when it opened in 1926. The non-functioning pump was meant to stand at 66 feet tall, but ended up being even taller.
Bristow Historical Train Depot & Museum
1 Rail Road Place, Bristow, OK
Bristow, Oklahoma is located near the railroad track that linked Sapulpa and Oklahoma City. The Historical Train Depot has been restored and features original 1923 wood floors, a ticket counter, and a Frisco Train caboose. Inside there is a small museum with railroad items and outside is a town square plaza perfect for lounging in the afternoon.
Route 66 Tool Tree
224 W Main St, Stroud, OK
A fun photo op in Stroud: the Route 66 Tool Tree is a set of tools and Route 66 shield logo carved into a tree stump. Look for it in front of the Stroud True Value Hardware store.
114 W Main St, Stroud, OK 74079
Rock Cafe was built in 1936 and opened on Route 66 in 1939. Roy Rives built the restaurant using local materials, such as a distinct sandstone, in its construction. It is after that material that the business was named. Stop in for lunch or dinner on your Route 66 road trip and choose from a menu featuring spätzle, Jägerschnitzel, buffalo burgers, sandwiches, salads, and chicken fried steak.
Welcome to Davenport Mural
Broadway Ave & 7th St, Davenport, OK
A Route 66 mural welcomes visitors to Davenport.
Brick Paved Broadway Street
455-401, Broadway, Davenport, OK
Davenport, Oklahoma is located on the old Ozark Trail as well as the 1926-85 alignment of Route 66. Several blocks of Broadway Street downtown are still paved with original 1925/1926 bricks from Davenport Brick & Tile Company. There are also several Route 66 murals to look out for while driving the brick road, including one that is known as the tallest mural on Route 66.
66 Bowl Sign
920 E 1st St, Chandler, OK
Rt 66 Bowl opened in Chandler in 2016. The entertainment center features bowling lanes, an arcade, laser tag, mini golf, and more. The vintage sign out front is a repurposed neon sign from the former ten pin 66 Bowl in Oklahoma City.
Route 66 Interpretive Center
400 E 1st St, Chandler, OK
The Chandler Armory, an Art-Deco military building, is now home to a Route 66 Interpretive Center. Step inside this interactive museum to explore displays and watch videos and learn more about the history of Route 66 and the part Oklahoma played in forming the Mother Road. The Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center is also home to an 8,000 square foot event space and the Oklahoma Route 66 Association.
McJerry’s Route 66 Gallery
306 Manvel Ave., Chandler, OK
McJerry’s Route 66 Gallery is a small shop featuring a Route 66 artwork, postcards, coloring books, and more. No set hours, so call ahead.
Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum
336992 East, OK-66, Warwick, OK
Browse more than 65 vintage motorcycles on display in a former Seaba Filling Station.
Threatt Filling Station
The Threatt Filling Station serviced Route 66 and served as a safe haven for Black travelers from 1915 through the 1970s. It was added to the National Register Of Historic Places in 1995 and is currently being restored.
OK County 66 – John’s Place
13441 E Old Hwy 66, Arcadia, OK
Want to see the best of Route 66 in one place? At OK County 66 you can visit small-scale recreations of all the major iconic Route 66 roadside attractions. John Hargrove built this museum and all the replicas within it. You can see the giant Twin Arrows, the Gemini Giant, Wigwam Motel, the Blue Whale, and a buried Volkswagen Beetle that represents Cadillac Ranch.
Paul McCartney Sign
On August 5, 2008 McCartney stopped a little outside of Arcadia to ask if he was on Old Route 66. The moment is commemorated with a sign in that spot.
Arcadia Round Barn
107 OK-66, Arcadia, OK
Arcadia Round Barn is the only wooden round barn in Oklahoma. Farmer William Harrison Odor built the oddly shaped barn in 1898. At 43 feet high and 60 feet in diameter, the building’s unique construction was maintained by soaking native bur oak boards and then curving them using a special form. The round barn’s ground floor once housed livestock, hay, and grain but you can find informational displays about the barn’s history and gift shop. The second floor was used for community dances and is still available for private events.
Pops 66 Soda Ranch: World’s Largest Soda Bottle
660 U.S. Rte 66, Arcadia, OK 73007
A relatively new Route 66 must see roadside attraction, the giant pop bottle in Arcadia quickly became a must-see when it was installed in 2007. The 66-foot-tall soda bottle, appropriately called “Bubbles,” is made of stacked steel hoops and thousands LED lights that can be illuminated with different colors. Next door you can stop into Pops 66 for a hamburger steak or peruse the 700 plus sodas on display for purchase.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK
Explore Western history, art and culture at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The museum is home to more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts as well as an extensive collection of American rodeo photographs, barbed wire, saddlery, and rodeo trophies.
Milk Bottle Grocery
2426 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
The 350-square foot red brick building, located on historic Route 66, was constructed in 1930. The building was originally referred to as Triangle Grocery due to its wedge shape made to fit a corner lot. When the now iconic giant milk bottle was added to the roof in 1948, it became known as Milk Bottle Grocery, a moniker that stays today.
The Gold Dome Building
1112 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK
The Gold Dome Building is a big gold building known for its unique architecture and geodesic dome. It was constructed in 1958 and was declared eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Classen Inn Motel
820 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK
Classen Inn was originally built in 1963 and is a classic example of Googie architecture inspired by geometry and space. The motel has recently been renovated and brought back to life with cheeky vintage-inspired decor, modern amenities, and fun murals. The motel offers a comfy night’s sleep after a long day on Route 66 and plenty of fun photo ops.
Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign
1701 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
This local landmark and gathering place is a must-stop attraction when visiting Oklahoma City. Get a bird’s eye view of the city by taking a ride on the 100-foot tall ferris wheel that was relocated from Santa Monica Pier. Then stop for Instagram-worthy selfies in front of the giant OKC sign.
425 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK
The Tower Theatre is a historic performance site that was built in 1937 and serves as a stage for live performances and films. Come for a concert or admire the towering neon sign that is an Oklahoma City fixture.
Robots on 66
425 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK
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. Look for one here in Oklahoma City and another at Buck’s in Tulsa.
Route 66 Park
9901 NW 23rd St, Yukon, OK
Route 66 Park is a 148-acre park on the shores of Lake Overholser. Enjoy ponds, walking trails, a playground, a skate park, an amphitheater, and a picnic shelter. Be sure to check out the Route 66 Plaza and the big map that traces the route of Route 66 from Illinois to California.
El Reno Mother Road Monument
300 S Choctaw Ave, El Reno, OK 73036
The El Reno Mother Road Monument was erected in 2018. Designed by Oklahoma City business PremierCraft, it was created to provide a fun photo opportunity for Route 66 travelers. The idea for the giant Route 66 shield came from Mayor Matt White, who was inspired by other popular photo spots he saw on the Arizona stretch of the road. The monument features a 10-foot tall black and white Route 66 shield with hollowed out double sixes. Visitors are encouraged to climb inside the 6 and the 6.
300 S Bickford Ave, El Reno, OK
Stop for lunch at this Route 66 staple and try a famous Oklahoma Route onion-fried burger.
Historic Fort Reno
7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno, OK
A former army calvary post turned visitor center and museum.
Muffler Men Mural
10000 E1020 Rd Calumet, OK 73014
California-based artist John Cerney is well known for his over the top cutout murals and giant highway art. For the Route 66 muffler man mural he create dthese three 18-foot tall giant cutouts that line the side of the road. One, a traditional Bunyan muffler man holding an ax, modeled after one found in Flagstaff, Arizona. One a Uniroyal Gal, the muffler man’s female equivalent, modeled after Nitro Girl in New Jersey. And one a green-wearing gas station attendant who breaks out of the traditional static pose to dance the twist
Cherokee Trading Post & Travel Mart
301 S Walbaum Rd, Calumet, OK
Cherokee Trading Post has been operating on Route 66 since 1958. The truck stop features a gift shop, art gallery, restaurant, and 24-hour travel mart. At the gift shop you can browse and purchase Native American crafts, clothing, decor, accessories, turquoise jewelry, leather items, moccasins, and more.
Lucille’s Historic Highway Gas Station
U.S. Rte 66, Hydro, OK 73048
Officially known as the Provine Service Station, this vintage service station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66 is more commonly known as Lucille’s Historic Highway Gas Station or, simply, Lucille’s Place. The gas station was owned by Lucille Hamons, known as the “Mother of the Mother Road,” who owned and operated this gas station with her husband from 1941 until her death in 2000.
Lucille’s Roadhouse Diner
1301 N Airport Rd, Weatherford, OK
Lucille’s Roadhouse Diner is a Route 66 themed restaurant that pays homage to one of the most beloved stops on the Mother Road. Opened on Route 66 in 2006, it’s been serving up delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with a side of history for over a decade.
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
2229 W Gary Blvd, Clinton, OK 73601
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum 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 that immerses 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.
Bazaar on 66
1102 W 3rd St, Elk City, OK
A fun souvenir shop with unique and quirky merchandise on Route 66.
National Route 66 Museum
2717 W 3rd St, Elk City, OK 73644
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.
Sandhills Curiosity Shop
201 S Sheb Wooley St, Erick, OK
One of the most unusual shops on Route 66. Come for the antiques and unique finds. Stay for an impromptu performance by owner and self-described “redneck hoarder” Harley Russell.
One Room Jail
Main Ave., Texola, OK 73668
Texola is a small, near-deserted ghost town on the border of Oklahaoma and Texas. It’s the last stop in the state when driving west on Historic Route 66. The One Room Jail in Texola is tiny cinderblock jail that was built a the end of the 1800s. As its name states, this Route 66 roadside attraction is pretty small, with just one room accessible by an iron-barred door. Marked out front is a slab dedicated to the Texola High School Class of 1938.
Will Rogers Highway Sign
Will Rogers traveled from 1892 to 1895 on a a 40-mile cattle trail that eventually became part of Route 66 in 1926. Do to a big role he played in publicizing the road in syndicated newspaper columns, the Mother Road was re-dedicated as the Will Rogers Highway on June 26, 1952. A Will Rogers Highway Marker was added in Texola, near the Oklahoma/Texas border, on the site where the dedication took place. But you can find other such markers in locations throughout the state.
Tumbleweed Grill & Country Store
U.S. Rt. 66, Texola, OK
A famous watering hole located in Texola, Oklahoma, right before the border into Texas