Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on sites in Miami, Afton, Vinita

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features sites on or near Route 66 in the Oklahoma towns of Miami, Afton and Vinita. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/fufC4_FGwhw Here are the three places the video covers: Coleman Theatre, MiamiDarryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, AftonClanton's Cafe, Vinita Oklahoma Tourism and Broken … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on sites in Miami, Afton, Vinita

Vinita wins $25,000 to help enhance its downtown

The city of Vinita, Oklahoma, received a $25,000 AARP Community Challenge Grant to help improve its downtown, including the Route 66 corridor. KSNF-TV reports about 1,600 towns applied for the grant, and only 129 won it. Here's what Vinita will do with the money: The Vinita Route 66 Breezeway Project will make the downtown area more … Continue reading Vinita wins $25,000 to help enhance its downtown

Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” to feature Route 66 episode

Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods," said the show has produced a Route 66 episode for its ninth season. The new season of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" began Tuesday night, but that was with the "Lewis and Clark Trail" episode. But Zimmern gave this news about the upcoming season on … Continue reading Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” to feature Route 66 episode

Andy Warhol’s visit to Clanton’s Cafe

Pop artist Andy Warhol's pivotal 1963 highway journey from New York City to Los Angeles -- including much of Route 66 -- was chronicled in Deborah Davis' new book, "The Trip." But a recent interview with Davis by the Tulsa World newspaper reveals a tidbit from Warhol's journey not included in the book -- Warhol dined in the famed Clanton's Cafe … Continue reading Andy Warhol’s visit to Clanton’s Cafe