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A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

A few hours after I filed the story about the impending announcement Wednesday about the Route 66 Experience museum complex in Tulsa, I received architect renderings of the building that’s set to open sometime in 2018. As you can see,…

Tulsa Route 66 museum’s opening finally has a date

Tulsa Route 66 museum’s opening finally has a date

The Route 66 Experience museum near┬áthe banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa has been in the planning stages for more than a decade. Now, according to the Tulsa World, the city will announce plans later today to have what…

Teaser film out about Will Rogers, Route 66

A few weeks ago, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, announced it was working with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in nearby Tulsa to produce a three-minute film about the link between Oklahoma movie star and humorist Will Rogers…

Bel-Aire sputnik will be restored for sign company’s museum

For those who worried about the fate of the sputnik structure atop the doomed Bel-Air Motel in Springfield, Illinois, do not worry. Ace Sign Co. of Springfield removed the sputnik over the weekend and eventually will restore it for its…

A stop at the Waite Phillips gas station

The Sapulpa Historical Society in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, spent a lot of time and fundraising to restore the Waite Phillips gas station, located a block off Route 66. Discover Oklahoma produced this segment about the station: Waite Phillips was one of…

New Bloomington center already makes big impact

New Bloomington center already makes big impact

The new Route 66 Visitors Center in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, has been open less than two weeks, but the local convention and visitors bureau says it’s already made a big effect on the local economy. According to a report by…

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

Another museum opens in Pontiac tomorrow

The long-planned Museum of Gilding Arts in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, opens to the public for the first time at 9 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Pontiac Tourism. The museum is at 217 N. Mill St. (map here)…

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