Road Trip on Route 66 From Tulsa to Oklahoma City
|Vintage 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
Route 66 Interpretive Center
400 East Route 66
East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint
Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza
760 West 13th Street
Scene in downtown Sapulpa, Oklahoma, "Crossroads of America" ... on Historic Route 66
Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Welcome to Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
One of the many classic murals in Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
Phillips 66 Service Station, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
Route 66 Interpretive Center, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
Route 66 Roadside Attraction:
The Arcadia Round Barn, on Historic Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma (November, 2018)
The Historic Richardson Building, since 1923, in Arcadia, Oklahoma
The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City ... today with its Braum's milk bottle (November, 2018)
Lodging Options Along Route 66 in Oklahoma
Vintage Views of Route 66 Across Oklahoma
What 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.
Greetings from Tulsa, Oklahoma ... "The Oil City of the World"
Will Rogers Motor Court at 5827 East Eleventh Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Tulsa Motel, 5715 E. 11th Street, East Side of Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Major Court at 3200 N.W. 39th Street, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
DeLuxe Courts at 4500 N.W. 39th Strewet, on Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK