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Chelsea, OK

The first alignment of Route 66 through Chelsa was on unpaved roads. In 1932 the road was relaligned and paved. Oklahoma's first oil well was drilled in Chelsea in 1889.
xChelsea Motor Inn
325 E. Layton (Route 66)
The little Chelsea Motor Inn has a derrick style sign out front. From there, turn south on Oak St. just east of the motel, then ... read more
x1926 Pryor Creek Bridge
S. 4260 Rd., (E. 1st St.)
From the Chelsea Motor Inn, turn south on Oak St., just east of the motel, then east on 1st St to the Bridge, then turn ... read more
xChelsea Motel
218 S. Walnut St.
Check out the neat neon sign on the long closed Chelsea Motel. Both the motel and sign are on the National Register ... read more
xLong Gone Block
4th to 5th on Walnut St.,
This whole block of old buildings have all been demolished. To see what you missed ... read more

Side trip:
To see the Sears house turn west at 6th St. to Oliver and then south to the house.

xSears Mail Order Home
1001 Oliver St.
The 1912 Hogue House is the first Sears & Roebuck home built in Oklahoma, the first built west of the ... read more

Back on 66:
Back track from the house to 6th & Walnut to see the tunnel.

Pedestrian Tunnel
6th St. & Route 66
How do you cross Route 66 at rush hour? Use the tunnel of course! Check out the cool murals while your at it ... read more

East < GO > West

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.