Get Your Kicks at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Since the invention of the automobile, American’s have been heeding the call of the open road—and for nearly 60s years they traveled en masse along U.S. Route 66 as it wound from Chicago to L.A., more than 2000 miles all the way.

Whether you call it the Mother Road, Main Street of America, or the Will Rogers Highway, driving along Route 66 is an epic road trip that draws visitors from around the country and the world.

Photo Credit: Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

A tribute to history and nostalgia of Route 66, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma is a “must see” pit stop. The museum features the ideas, images, and myths surrounding the iconic highway with some of the most popular exhibits including fully-restored neon signs and popular music from the different eras.

The self-guided tours end in the museum’s “Now and Future” room, which was recently added to give visitors a feel for what Route 66 has to offer today. Before you go, be sure to visit the museum gift shop to find the perfect piece of Route 66 memorabilia to commemorate your visit.

Heading out on your own Route 66 road trip? Check out this guidebook:

About the Author

Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website RoadTripsForFamilies.com. She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine, Roadtrippers.com, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for TravelWisconsin.com, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at www.juliehenning.com.

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