The Lewis Motel was demolished in 2006.
Clanton's Cafe is across the street.
The Twin Bridges cross over the Verdigris River east of Catoosa.
The Blue Whale is a true Route 66 Icon and is open at no charge. Swimming is no longer allowed.
The Metro Diner was demolished in October, '06 and all fixtures were auctioned off.
The Desert Hills Motel seems out of place in the Green Hills of northeastern Oklahoma. Very clean and on 66 (11th. St.) close to area attractions and downtown.
Downtown Tulsa has many interesting structures including the old Farmers Market, Downtown Skyline, and this original Phillips 66 gas station.
Old motel ruins,
Historic 9' roadway,
Packards at Afton Station
and Gift Shop
West of the Buffalo Ranch
(Drive gently here)
The old Route 66 Drive-in west of Weatherford on historic Route 66
This beautiful community was the site of the 2007 Route 66 Festival
There is nothing like a visit with Harley & Annabell, two of the most unique, yet genuine "characters" that make a Route 66 tour so facinating.
Not only is their shop filled with all forms of Route 66 memorabilia, so is their "Redneck Castle" just a few steps away. You will be facinated with their extensive collections of art, antiques and genuine rare signs.
And if that's not enough, they will serenade and "surprise" you with their outstanding sense of humor.
Their shop is located one block south of 66 on Sheb Wolley Blvd.
(Erick's Main St.)
TEXOLA in 2010
Texola is the last town you will pass-through before entering Texas.
There is an old block jailhouse (not shown) up the hill
from 66, east of the closed bars, just inside the stateline.
This Route 66 community has many interesting
Route 66 is represented by two icons, one new, and one old.
The Rock Cafe in Stroud (pre-fire)...a great photo-op location.
The dining room was recently rebuilt following a destructive fire.
The old Lucille's Filling Station and Tourist Court
Memorials along the fence in front of the original Lucille's are now gone.
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As you drive in to Sayre, the Western Motel still displays a nice old neon sign. The motel is still in business, and appears to be decent from the outside.
The one landmark you simply can't miss in Sayre is the Beckham County Courthouse. This stately building cost $69,000 when it was built, back in 1911. The courthouse became famous (outside of Beckham County) in 1939, in Hollywood's version of Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes Of Wrath.
Birthplace of Will Rogers, home of the
Will Rogers Museum
This colorful Welcome sign is next to the Early Bird Diner in this Filling Station on old 66.
The Diner is open 7 days, and has a ton of Route 66 memorabelia on display in the large dining room.
Quapaw is a small town on 66 located between Baxter Springs, KS. and Commerce, OK.
There are two cafes and some interesting murals on old buildings that once thrived in better times on Route 66.
2 restorations: Allen's Fillin' Station (above) and Route 66 Ice Cream (below). Before: (2007) and After: (2010)
Highlights include the restored Coleman Theater and the popular "Wayan's Ku-Ku Hamburgers".
The Route 66 Vintage Iron Museum has many
antique and famous motorcycles plus a 2000' gift shop!
Located at 128 S. Main (Route 66)
(above) '49 Indian Golden Scout
(below) 1919 Indian Daytona Board
Track Racer (very rare)
Famous Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle was born and raised in Commerce, and his boyhood home is one block off historic Route 66. When entering Commerce from the East, or from Miami heading East, watch for the signs directing you off the alternate Route, or you will miss the town.
.....it's just a 30 minute scenic drive from Afton,
and a great place to relax from your Route 66 travels!
Here you can sleep in a cabin, enjoy the pool or take a pontoon boat out on beautiful Grand Lake of the Cherokees. The nearby town of Grove has anything you need, including lots of restaurants!
Lee's Grand Lake Resort is a great get-away for couples or large groups, so take a few minutes to see their website for more information....and be sure to mention that you found them on the Route 66 Chamber's website!