Road Trip on Route 66 From Tulsa to Oklahoma City

Historic Route 66 in OklahomaVintage postcard showing the location of Route 66 across Oklahoma

As Route 66 left Joplin, Missouri, it was only a short distance westbound thru extrme southeast Kansas to the Oklahoma border. It quickly entered Commerce, and headed southwest through Miami, Alton, Chelsea, Claremore and Tulsa. The road continued west through Sapulpa, Davenport, Chandler and Arcadia to Oklahoma City.

From there, it was a straight shot west through Yukon, El Reno, Hydro, Clinton and Elk City.

The nation's longest driveable stretch of Route 66 crosses Oklahoma, making its way past charming towns, roadside diners and quirky attractions.

Map of Historic Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City
Map of Historic Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City

 

Route 66 Interpretive Center

Route 66 Interpretive Center

400 East Route 66

Chandler, Oklahoma

East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint

East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza

760 West 13th Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Scene in downtown Sapulpa, Oklahoma, "Crossroads of America" ... on Historic Route 66
Scene in downtown Sapulpa, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Sapulpa, Oklahoma

 

Davenport, Oklahoma

Welcome to Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
Welcome to Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

One of the many classic murals in Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

One of the many classic murals in Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66


 

Chandler, Oklahoma

Route 66 Interpretive Center, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
Route 66 Interpretive Center, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

Phillips 66 Service Station, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
Phillips 66 Service Station, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66


 

Route 66 Roadside Attraction:
The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma

The Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma
Built in April of 1898 by William Odor on his farm. Restored in 1992.

The Arcadia Round Barn, on Historic Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma (November, 2018)
The Arcadia Round Barn, on Historic Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma

The Historic Richardson Building, since 1923, in Arcadia, Oklahoma
The Historic Richardson Building, since 1923, in Arcadia, Oklahoma

 

The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City ... today with its Braum's milk bottle

The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City ... today with its Braum's milk bottle (November, 2018)

 

Lodging Options Along Route 66 in Oklahoma

Hotels in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hotels in Oklahoma City

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Vintage Views of Route 66 Across Oklahoma

Vintage 1945 Oklahoma license plate

was Route 66 like in its prime, driving from Tulsa to Okalahoma City? 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.


Bishop's Driv-In, 10th and Boston Streets, on Highway 66, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bishop's Driv-In, 10th and Boston Streets, on Highway 66, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Will Rogers Motor Court at 5827 East Eleventh Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Will Rogers Motor Court at 5827 East Eleventh Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Tulsa Motel, 5715 E. 11th Street, East Side of Tulsa, OK on U.S. 66
The Tulsa Motel, 5715 E. 11th Street, East Side of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bordens Cafeteria, at Sheridan Village in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bordens Cafeterias, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Molder Court, Highway 66, 5 miles east of City Limits, Tulsa
Molder Court on Highway 66, 5 miles east of City Limits, Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Major Court at 3200 N.W. 39th Street, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Major Court at 3200 N.W. 39th Street, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Continuing West
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Driving from Oklahoma City to Texas

Route 66 Road Trip from Oklahoma City to the Texas State Line

More About Travel in Oklahoma

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

More Route 66 and Travel-Related Resources


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