U.S. Route 66 was one of the United State's first continuous stretches of paved highway, and served as a major path for those who migrated west. "The Mother Road" was established on November 11, 1926, and ultimately stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles.
In Oklahoma, Route 66 covered 432 miles. After traveling through Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, the Mother Road entered Oklahoma near Commerce, and headed southwest through Miami, Chelsea, Claremore, Catoosa, Tulsa and into Sapulpa.
Sapulpa is the county seat for Creek County and is located in northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country, about 14 miles southwest of downtown Tulsa. The city is located on old U.S. Route 66, now SH-66 and Historic Route 66 (a/k/a the West Ozark Trail), through town. The city is home to more than 20,000 residents.
Sapulpa is a well known destination for travelers on Route 66. Sapulpa’s historic downtown district is in the heart of the historic Route 66 path, and was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2003. The City features an active Main Street Program. And from November to January, be sure to enjoy the Route 66 Christmas Chute.
A popular stop for Route 66 travelers is Gasoline Alley Classics! Don't miss it!
Gasoline Alley Classics
Gasoline Alley Classics, a longtime manufacturer of game room, garage, and man cave automobilia décor, has launched its first retail shop in a former Model T assembly plant and dealership on Route 66 in Sapulpa. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 9, 2022, with the grand opening on September 10.
Gasoline Alley has quickly become a "must see" stop for Route 66 travelers in the Sapulpa area. Roadtrippers enjoy checking out the signs, Route 66 memorabilia and vintage Ford autos inside, and take advantage of the many photo ops at "The Official Home of Lady Luck"!
It is located at 24 N. Main Street in Sapulpa, and also offers an extensive online store featuring apparrel, signs, stickers, oil cans and so much more.
More Scenes Around Sapulpa
|The Sapulpa Trolley on Historic Route 66
|The Sapulpa Interurban Trolley
The Murals of Sapulpa
This mural contains a dozen symbols of Sapulpa’s rich history, from the “Guardian of the Plains” Buffalo that sits on New Sapulpa Road, to the famed Harvey House, to the Burnett Mansion, which now houses the offices for The Make Sense Foundation. It is located near the corner of Dewey Avenue (Route 66) and Main Street.
More Information about Sapulpa and Route 66
MORE OKLAHOMA ROUTE 66
Oklahoma Route 66 Passport
The Oklahoma Route 66 Passport from the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department helps Route 66 travelers find new destinations to explore and document their progress along the way. A new updated passport (yellow) is being offered beginning in 2023.
The Route 66 Passport, which is available free at TravelOK.com, features 66 of the state’s memorable Mother Road attractions. It includes iconic stops like Catoosa’s Blue Whale, Stroud’s Rock Cafe and Clinton’s Oklahoma Route 66 Museum along with many newer favorites.
Get your passport stamped at each stop, then take it to a Tourism Information Center to be verified and earn an exclusive Route 66 coin.
Both the new yellow and previous red Route 66 Passports are now available in a digital format. Download the official TravelOK Trip Planner app on the Apple App Store or Google Play to get started. When you get to each stop, you'll find a code displayed that you can enter to digitally check in.