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Buck’s Cosmic Crash Pad on Route 66

Are you looking for a unique place to stay on Route 66? The answer might just be written in the stars. Or, at least in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A stay at Buck’s Cosmic Crash Pad on Route 66 will leave you feeling over the moon. Buck’s Cosmic Crash Pad on Route 66 is a unique AirBNB located right behind Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios souvenir shop on Historic...

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Dairy King in Commerce, Oklahoma

You can’t travel Route 66 without stopping at the Dairy King in Commerce, Oklahoma for some ice cream and a famous Route 66 cookie.  Built into an old cottage style gas station, the Dairy King location started its life as a Marathon station in 1927. It was then owned by Roy Cowherd and owned by Jim Mullen but eventually bought out in the 1930s by Loren and Grace...

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Arcadia Round Barn on Oklahoma Route 66

Traveling Route 66? One of the most iconic Route 66 stops is an unlikely attraction that comes in an unlikely shape: Arcadia Round Barn in Oklahoma. Arcadia Round Barn is, well, a round barn. 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...

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Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bright neon lights are a signature sight on Route 66. When you think of neon you probably think of motels and service stations. But do you also think of milk? You should, because the Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a Route 66 landmark. This giant sign was erected in 1934 when Meadow Gold Dairy installed it at 11th & Lewis. For decades this sign served as a...

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Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park in Foyil, Oklahoma

Just a 3.5 mile detour from Route 66 you’ll find this attraction. Known as the “World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole,” it’s also been described as the oldest and largest example of a folk art environment in Oklahoma: Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park in Foyil, Oklahoma. The 9-acre park is the work of Nathan Edward Galloway who was born in Springfield, Missouri...

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World’s Tallest Gas Pump in Sapulpa, Oklahoma

If you’re driving the full length of Route 66, you’re going to need plenty of gas. Maybe even enough to fill this roadside attraction: the World’s Tallest Gas Pump in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. This 66-foot tall gas pump can be found in front of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The museum commissioned the big piece to draw visitor’s off the road and...

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World’s Largest Praying Hands in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Many roadside attractions strive to obtain the world’s largest designation but don’t have a prayer. These do and then some. Find the world’s largest praying hands in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The world’s largest praying hands reach a total of 60 feet high and weigh 30 tons, also making them among the largest bronze sculptures in the world. The giant hands in prayer were...

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Robots on 66 in Oklahoma

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 leadup to the Route 66 centennial in 2026. You...

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OK County 66 – John’s Place in Arcadia, Oklahoma

Find the best of Route 66 in one backyard. At this Oklahoma roadside attraction you’ll find all the best of the Mother Road without having to bother with a long drive. OK County 66, or John’s Place, in Arcadia, Oklahoma is one man’s vision and homage to the Main Street of America.  After John Hargrove retired from a career as an airplane and school bus mechanic...

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Muffler Men Mural on Route 66 in Oklahoma

They say life imitates art. But, sometimes, art imitates art. And that’s what you’ll find in Calument, Oklahoma when you see the Muffler Men mural on Route 66. Muffler men roadside attractions are fiberglass giants who stand anywhere from 14 to 25 feet tall. Each has a similar design and was built between 1963 and 1972 by International Fiberglass in Venice...