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Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma

With about 430 miles the Sooner State has the longest stretch of Route 66. Of course there are more than a few "bypass" alignments to explore and that can add a lot of miles.
Quapaw 3
Named for the Quapaw Indians it is the first town on Route 66 going west in Oklahoma. The town had several interesting murals before a tornado in 2014, now ... read more
xCommerce  5
The original 1926 alignment of Route 66 went through downtown Commerce, the boyhood home of baseball great Mickey Mantle ... read more
xMiami 11
The Sidewalk Highway / Ribbon Road was constructed in 1922 and served as Route 66 from 1926 to 1937. This Marker is at S 140 Rd and Hwy. 69 ... read more
xNarcissa 3
Narcissa is the only town between Miami and Afton on the 1926 - 1985 alignment of Route 66. The road through town (Hwy. 69) was built on top of ... read more
xAfton 12
12 Southwest 1st St.
There are several old and interesting things to see in Afton ... read more
xVinita 15
The original Route 66 runs right through Vinita. The 4 lane on the west side is the result of two added lanes in the ... read more
White Oak 4
White Oak is a few miles west of Vinita on the 1926 alignment of the Mother Road ... read more
Chelsea 6
Route 66 Chelsea
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
xFoyil 4
Foyil is rightly proud of their hometown hero who ran a foot race from Los Angels to New York City to win the 1928 ... read more
xClaremore 9
Claremore is the hometown of the famous humorist Will Rogers, for whom the Will Rogers Highway was named in 1942. The highway follows Route 66 ... read more
xCatoosa 4
The Blue Whale in Catoosa stands as an icon on Route 66. Grab a camera and snap a few photos of this wonderfully ... read more
xTulsa 32
Tulsa is working hard to maximize the Route 66 experience for travelers. Not counting the freeway there are two main alignments of the Mother Road ... read more
xSapulpa 11
A short cruise down old Route 66 from Tulsa you come to Sapulpa. West of town you get the chance to drive a bit on the Ozark Trail which became Route 66 in ... read more
xBristow 6
The 1926 alignment of Route 66 runs through Bristow from the north to south. The 1928 realignment (now Hwy. 66) turns west at W. 4th Ave. ... read more
xDepew 9
Depew was the first town on the original 1926 alignment of Route 66 to be bypassed, and then it happened again ... read more
xStroud 12
The original 1926 Route 66 runs right through downtown Stroud. There are a number of historic buildings along Main St. ... read more
xDavenport 13
Route 66 runs on the north side of Davenport, but go into town to see these interesting places. The town is named in honor of the first ... read more
xChandler 19
There are several historic buildings in Chandler that are worth noting when you visit. This is the county seat for Lincoln County ... read more
xWarwick & Wellston
Warwick is on the original 1926 alignment of Route 66 about 7 miles west of Chandler. Wellston is a bit farther ... read more
Luther 4
Luther was platted in 1889 and was primarily an agricultural area. The old road has been realigned for a mile or so near Luther ... read more
xArcadia & Edmond 9
107 E. Highway 66
The Round Barn has stood here for well over 100 years, along the way it became a landmark on Route 66 and is still ... read more
xOklahoma City 15
The Owl Court, the Gold Dome, and the Milk Bottle Market are just a few of the landmarks in OKC ... read more
xBethany 6
Bethany is a small town right on the original 1926 alignment of Route 66. It's completely surrounded by Oklahoma City ... read more
xYukon 5
Just west of Oklahoma City and Bethany you come to Yukon. The old cattle drive Chisholm Trail crossed the Mother Road here and is ... read more
xEl Reno 13
Take in the great murals, the historical museum and Route 66 landmarks in El Reno and maybe stop for a fried onion burger as well ... read more
xFort Reno 7
This historic old army fort is fascinating. During WWII German and Italian POWs were housed here and there is a small POW cemetery ... read more
xBridgeport Hill 3
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This 3,944 foot long Warren Truss bridge over the South Canadian River on Route 66 west of Geary is a real wonder ... read more
xHinton Junction 3
This was once a bustling intersection with gas stations, cafes and tourist courts on the 1934 alignment of Route 66 ... read more
xHydro 2
The historic Lucille's Court and gas station is one of the most popular photo opportunities on Route 66 near Hydro ... read more
xWeatherford 4
Weatherford is home to a couple of really interesting museums as well as the new version of Lucille's. Route 66 runs through town on ... read more
xClinton 7
Route 66 moved around a lot in Clinton. Following this page will take you past the points of interest using parts of the various alignments and one ... read more
xFoss 4
This little town was on the 1926 alignment but was skirted by the 1931 realignment south of town, and again when I-40 opened even little farther south ... read more
xCanute 5
Coming from the east you leave the north frontage road and cross over I-40 at exit 47 and head south on 9th St. to 66 at the first stop sign ... read more
xElk City 6
Elk City is home to the National Route 66 Museum and several old buildings and motels from the heyday of the Mother Road ... read more
xSayre 10
Route 66 runs right through Sayre. The 1926 alignment turned west on main street, but the 1930s alignment, in use today, continues south on 4th street ... read more
xErick 8
Downtown Erick sits on the 1929 to 1975 Route 66. The 1926 - 28 alignment ran along 12th St. on the south side of town ... read more
xTexola 4
For nearly 50 years Route 66 ran right through Texola before bypassing the town in 1975 when I-40 opened just north of town ... read more

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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.

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