Road Trip on Route 66 Across Oklahoma to the Texas Border
|Vintage postcard showing the location of Route 66 across Oklahoma|
As Route 66 left Joplin, Missouri westbound, it was only a short distance to Kansas, and then to the Oklahoma border.
It quickly entered Commerce, and headed southwest through Miami, Alton, Chelsea, Claremore and Tulsa. The road continued through Stroud, Chandler and Arcadia to Oklahoma City.
From there, it was a straight shot west through Yukon, El Reno, Hydro, Clinton and Elk City, and finally Texola.
The Mother Road crossed the Texas state line at Texola, near Shamrock, and moved on to Amarillo.
The nation's longest driveable stretch of Route 66 crosses Oklahoma, making its way past charming towns, roadside diners and quirky attractions.
We have the trip across Oklahoma Route 66 westbound divided into three major segments ... select your area of interest for more details!
Route 66 Road Trips in Oklahoma
The Gateway to Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma
Section of Old Route 66 still visible in Miami, Oklahoma
Highlights of the many things to see on Oklahoma Route 66
There are dozens of places to see and visit along Route 66 across Oklahoma.
Experience Miami, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and authentic hometowns along the Mother Road where you'll meet friendly people and find unique shopping and dining opportunities.
Several state-of-the-art museums pay tribute to America's Main Street including the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, the National Transportation and Route 66 Museum in Elk City and the Route 66 Interpretive Center in Chandler. And while in Oklahoma City, we recommend a visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum downtown ... it is a sobering experience.
Along the way you will still find quaint service stations, diners, motels and other structures dating from those earlier times on Route 66.
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
2229 West Gary Boulevard
Allen's Conoco Fillin' Station
101 South Main Street
Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum
128 South Main Street
East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza
760 West 13th Street
Route 66 Interpretive Center
400 East Route 66
Route 66 Roadside Attraction: The Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma
Built in the early 1970s as an anniversary gift, the Blue Whale turned into a swimming park, anclosed in 1988.
Blue Whale on Old Route 66 in Catoosa, Oklahoma
Route 66 Roadside Attraction: The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma
Built in April of 1898 by William Odor on his farm. Restored in 1992.
The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma
The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Lucille's Service Station and Roadhouse, in Hydro, Oklahoma
Lodging Options Along Route 66 in Oklahoma
Vintage Views of Route 66 Across Oklahoma
We have included below a sampling of our collection of vintage travel postcards dealing with Oklahoma and Route 66.
These portray the historic road in its prime and help us to visualize "yesterday" as we drive Route 66 today.
Ben Stanley's Cafe, one mile south of Miami, Oklahoma, on Hiway 66
Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66
The Major Court, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
DeLuxe Courts, Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK
Travel Guides for Other Segments of Route 66
Planning a Road Trip on Route 66? Here are the major segments ...
More About Travel in Oklahoma
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