Buck Atom statue in Tulsa will have a companion sometime next year

It appears Buck Atom has a girlfriend. The namesake fiberglass giant at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa will have a companion statue coming sometime in 2024. Mary Beth Babcock, owner of the souvenir shop at 1347 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66), announced last week that Stella Atom, a 19-foot-tall space cowgirl, … Continue reading Buck Atom statue in Tulsa will have a companion sometime next year

First US Bike 66 sign dedicated on Tulsa’s Route 66

The first of 40 US Bike 66 signs coming to Tulsa was dedicated a few days ago by local and state officials near the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 shop. Among those attending the ceremony were Mayor G.T. Bynum, the Tulsa Route 66 Commission, Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. … Continue reading First US Bike 66 sign dedicated on Tulsa’s Route 66

Buck’s Cosmic Crash Pad in Tulsa will be converted to Buck’s Vintage Shop next month

Buck’s Cosmic Crash Pad, an Airbnb site for three years in Tulsa directly behind Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66, will be converted to Buck’s Vintage Shop in June. Buck's owner Mary Beth Babcock made the announcement in a social media post on Tuesday: In a discussion thread, Babcock said the new venture would offer … Continue reading Buck’s Cosmic Crash Pad in Tulsa will be converted to Buck’s Vintage Shop next month

Atlas Obscura podcast features Mary Beth Babcock and her Buck Atom statue in Tulsa

A recent podcast by the Atlas Obscura travel website featured Mary Beth Babcock, owner and creator of the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 shop in Tulsa, and the landmark Buck Atom fiberglass statue that anchors the site. It's an entertaining 11-minute podcast, and Babcock's irrepressible personality comes through: Babcock commissioned the Buck Atom statue … Continue reading Atlas Obscura podcast features Mary Beth Babcock and her Buck Atom statue in Tulsa

Snippets of Oklahoma Route 66 shown on Times Square’s big video screens

Mary Beth Babcock, the owner of the Buck Atoms Cosmic Curios on Route 66 store in Tulsa, recently flagged a brief video shot by a friend in New York City. The footage shows several landmarks from Route 66 and other spots in the Sooner State that were displayed on the big video screens in Times … Continue reading Snippets of Oklahoma Route 66 shown on Times Square’s big video screens

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa makes an appearance in a new Hanson music video

The music trio Hanson dropped a new music video about a week ago, and it contains several seconds of footage outside and inside Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 gift shop in Tulsa. The music video is for "Write You a Song," which is on a forthcoming Hanson album titled "Red Green Blue." The video … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa makes an appearance in a new Hanson music video

Owner of The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa to open an Airbnb across the street

The owner of the Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa soon will open a similarly themed Airbnb across the street so tourists can stay in the neighborhood overnight. Danny Boy O'Connor, owner of the house and museum, will call the Airbnb site at 728 N. St. Louis Ave. the Greaser Hideout, a reference to where Ponyboy … Continue reading Owner of The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa to open an Airbnb across the street

Band’s music video features Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios as a backdrop

Oklahoma-based punk-pop band Thru It All recently shot a music video for "Irrelevant," a song from its forthcoming EP, that features that city's Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 prominently. The moments with Mary Beth Babcock's shop -- and its huge Buck Atom fiberglass statue -- begin about the 30-second mark. https://youtu.be/kx2eFB7lUqA I recognized several … Continue reading Band’s music video features Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios as a backdrop

Buck Atom’s Crash Pad in Tulsa makes list of Airbnb’s ‘Quirkiest Roadside Attractions’

Buck Atom's Crash Pad, which sits behind Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa and its specially made Muffler Man, made a list of Airbnb's "Quirkiest Roadside Attractions." The other quirky Airbnb sites are a cave, a cowboy boots factory, a lighthouse, a yurt, a castle, a railroad boxcar, a treehouse and a … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Crash Pad in Tulsa makes list of Airbnb’s ‘Quirkiest Roadside Attractions’

Tulsa Route 66 Commission requests $1.5M in federal funds for new signs, more parking

The chief of the Tulsa Route 66 Commission is requesting $1.5 million in funds from the coronavirus-related American Rescue Plan for new directional signs and more parking spaces along Route 66 in the city. Ken Busby, CEO of the commission, explained his reasoning to KTUL-TV in Tulsa: "One of the things that we still hear … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 Commission requests $1.5M in federal funds for new signs, more parking