Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will keep winter hours this summer

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will not expand its hours during the summer months when it reopens because of an anticipated drop in tourists from the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the museum will maintain its winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Fox25 in Oklahoma City reported: “Once the … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton will keep winter hours this summer

RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features two restaurants and Route 66 museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/n5ZcR4Z3jRw Here are the three places in Clinton the video covers: Strayhouse Kitchen & CoffeeOklahoma Route 66 MuseumWhite Dog Hill restaurant Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they would launch a year-long … Continue reading RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Fewer international travelers came to the United States during the first quarter of 2017. But two Route 66 landmarks that keep visitor records reported stable or higher numbers for the year to date over the previous year. U.S. Department of Commerce data show a decrease of 4.2 percent of international visitors during the first three … Continue reading Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heish and the late Laurel Kane were inducted Saturday into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. The ceremony also celebrated the 90th anniversary of Route 66 and marked two new exhibits at the museum -- one about folk art and another of … Continue reading Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane, co-owner of Afton Station in Afton, Oklahoma, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame posthumously later this year, it was learned Saturday during a celebration of her life. A panel from the Oklahoma Route 66 Association selects two winners — one living and one deceased — from a list of … Continue reading Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Patti Page collection will be at Oklahoma museums

A collection of late singer Patti Page's memorabilia will be on display through the rest of the year at the Oklahoma History Center and will later travel to several other Oklahoma sites, including the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton. According to The Oklahoman newspaper, the "Patti Page: Once Upon a Dream" exhibit from the … Continue reading Patti Page collection will be at Oklahoma museums

Class of 2014 for Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

Author Marian Clark of Tulsa and the late J.M. Davis of Claremore will be inducted Oct. 18 into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, according to a release from the Oklahoma Route 66 Association. The ceremony is slated for 2 p.m. and will be free to the … Continue reading Class of 2014 for Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

Replica of historic hotel lobby re-created in Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

As if you don't have enough good reasons to visit the marvelous Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Celina Hawkins of the Odessa American in Texas explains why there's another: On Thursday, relatives and many others gathered inside the Route 66 Museum as the newest exhibit – an exact replica of the lobby of the … Continue reading Replica of historic hotel lobby re-created in Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum exhibit focuses on music of the road

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton has started a new exhibit that focuses on the music and music artists who helped make Route 66 famous, according to a news release from the museum. "Music for the Mother Road: Route 66" features displays and interactive pieces about the history of radio and the popular songs … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Museum exhibit focuses on music of the road