The Route 66 Historical Village in southwest Tulsa lighted its new neon sign a few days ago — one of at least a dozen new or restored neon signs along the historic highway in that city.
Here’s a recent video of the village:
The Route 66 Historical Village is an open-air museum of the city’s transportation past. According to Oklahoma Tourism:
Grab your camera and make a pit stop at the Route 66 Historical Village to see a restored Frisco 4500 Steam Engine, passenger car, caboose and oil derrick. The oil derrick stands 194 feet high and is the historic site of the first oil strike on June 25, 1901, that makes Tulsa the “Oil Capital of the World.”
The Route 66 Historical Village also includes the Route 66 Village Station, a tourism information center modeled after a 1920s-1930s gas station. Take a break from driving and admire the Phillips 66 cottage-style architectural design. Step inside the Route 66 Village Station to relax at the coffee bar, use the restrooms and view the giant Route 66 map.
(Screen-capture image from Susan Yates video of the new neon sign at Route 66 Historical Village in Tulsa)