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Kingman offers a different selling point

Kingman offers a different selling point

Borrowing an approach from all those pharmaceutical ads you see on television, the Kingman Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, explains why you need to get your kicks on Route 66. Clever, isn’t it? (Screen capture of Route 66 from Kingman…

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Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

Lebanon unveils new Route 66 mural in Boswell Park

The city of Lebanon, Missouri, on Saturday unveiled a new, Route 66-themed mural inside Boswell Park designed for a photo-op for people traveling the road. It depicts a 1957 Chevrolet cruising into Lebanon on Route 66. A driveway was built…

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

Route 66 sculpture chosen for Admiral Traffic Circle in Tulsa

  The city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Arts Commission picked Eric F. Garcia’s design, titled “Route 66 Rising,” as the sculpture that will be installed in the middle of the Admiral Traffic Circle at the intersection of Mingo Road…

Trump policies may reduce Route 66 tourism by foreign travelers

Trump policies may reduce Route 66 tourism by foreign travelers

A troubling sign has emerged that President Donald Trump’s policies may reduce visits to the United States by foreigners — a significant segment of Route 66 tourism. Hopper, a mobile application that analyzes billions of pieces of airfare data around the globe daily reports flight-search…

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

The Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat published a comprehensive report about two experts giving a presentation in Gillespie, Illinois, about how to parlay Route 66 into tourism dollars. The experts were Bill Kelly, executive director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway,…

Springfield residents weigh in on improving Kearney Street

Springfield residents weigh in on improving Kearney Street

A few weeks ago, residents of Springfield, Missouri, filled out a survey in which the city asked what sort of improvements they wanted along the long-neglected Kearney Street corridor. Kearney Street was a part of Route 66 and for many…

Trash a chronic problem under Tulsa’s 11th Street Bridge

Trash a chronic problem under Tulsa’s 11th Street Bridge

A chronic problem with garbage under Tulsa’s historic 11th Street Bridge and the nearby Interstate 244 bridge has festered for weeks, apparently because the city isn’t sure what department is responsible for cleanup. Local physician Vicki C. Baker emailed me…

“The Allure of Route 66”

Earlier this month, Tulsa photographer and Route 66 enthusiast Rhys Martin gave this presentation at Tulsa’s Central Library as part of the “Travels with Tulsans” series. He was limited to 45 minutes for his presentation. For the benefit of people…

Tulsa residents provide intriguing ideas for land under I-244

Tulsa residents provide intriguing ideas for land under I-244

Tulsa residents offered several intriguing ideas to develop a piece of land under Interstate 244 on the west side of the Arkansas River during a public hearing this week. It’s one of the last of the original Vision 2025 projects…

Progress report on the Route 66 Experience museum

Progress report on the Route 66 Experience museum

Ken Busby, CEO and executive director of the Route 66 Alliance, provided an update this week on Public Radio Tulsa about the ongoing Route 66 Experience museum project in Tulsa. You can listen to the 25-minute interview here. Here are some highlights:…

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