Road Trip on Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Texas

As Route 66 left Oklahoma City, it was a straight shot west through Yukon, El Reno, Bridgeport, Hydro, Weatherford, Clinton, Elk City and Erick.

The Mother Road then crossed the Texas state line at Texola, near Shamrock, Texas, and moved on to Amarillo.

Map of Historic Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Texola at the Texas State Line
Map of Historic Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Texola at the Texas State Line

 

The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City
The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City


Mural in El Reno, Oklahoma ... the Crossroads of America

El Reno, Oklahoma

Mural in El Reno, Oklahoma ... the Crossroads of America


National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Lucille's Service Station and Roadhouse, in Hydro, Oklahoma

Lucille's Service Station, a classic gas station built in 1929 along Route 66 near Hydro, is one of only two upper-story, out-thrust porch style stations left on Oklahoma's stretch of Route 66.  In 1941, the Hamons family took over the operation of the station and Lucille Hamons, ran the business for 60 years. Lucille, who quickly became known for her friendly assistance to motorists, earned the nickname "Mother of the Mother Road." 

Lucille's Service Station and Roadhouse, in Hydro, Oklahoma

 


Inside exhibit at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma
Inside exhibit at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma
City Meat Market in Erick, Oklahoma

City Meat Market in Erick, Oklahoma

 

Lodging Options Along Route 66 in Oklahoma

Hotels in Oklahoma City

Hotels in Elk City, Oklahoma

Hotels in Clinton, Oklahoma

Hotels in Weatherford, Oklahoma

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Vintage Views of Route 66 Across Oklahoma

What was Route 66 like in its prime, driving from Okalahoma City westbound to the Texas border? What did all the service stations, motels and diners look like when they were new? What did the traveling public experience on the Mother Road? We wonder such things when we travel Route 66 today.

Those earlier times in the 1930s, 40s and 50s were not always captured on film. But the use of colorful postcards was common in those decades.

We have included below a sampling of our collection of vintage travel postcards showing scenes on Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. These portray the historic road in its prime and help us to visualize "yesterday" as we drive Route 66 today.

The Major Court, 3200 NW 39th Street, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Major Court, 3200 NW 39th Street, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Park-O-Tell, 2 blocks north of the State Capitol Building, on Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK
Park-O-Tell, 2 blocks north of the State Capitol Building, on Highway 66, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


DeLuxe Courts, 4500 NW 39th Street, on Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK
DeLuxe Courts, 4500 NW 39th Street, on Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK

Motel Conway, El Reno, Oklahoma
Motel Conway, El Reno, Oklahoma

Granot Lodge ... Clinton Oklahoma's Finest ... West Entrance, U.S. Highway 66
Granot Lodge ... Clinton Oklahoma's Finest ... West Entrance, U.S. Highway 66

Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66
Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66

Star Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma
Star Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma


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Shamrock Texas to Amarillo

Route 66 Road Trip westbound from Shamrock to Amarillo, Texas

 

More About Travel in Oklahoma

More Things to Do on Route 66 - at the Oklahoma Tourism Department

More Route 66 and Travel-Related Resources