Construction begins on Route 66 Village Train Depot in Tulsa

Construction has started on a $3 million Route 66 Village Train Depot at the Route 66 Village in southwest Tulsa. According to a news release from the city of Tulsa, the 5,000-square foot depot will be built next to the existing locomotive on the site at 3770 Southwest Blvd. (aka Route 66). The depot will … Continue reading Construction begins on Route 66 Village Train Depot in Tulsa

Route 66 Village Station opens in Tulsa

Local and state officials helped christen the opening of the Route 66 Village Station welcome center Wednesday in southwest Tulsa, modeled after a 1930s Phillips 66 gas station. The Improve Our Tulsa package, approved by voters in 2013, covered the $550,000 project at 3770 Southwest Blvd. (Route 66). The station is part of the Route … Continue reading Route 66 Village Station opens in Tulsa

Route 66 Village Visitors Center in Tulsa may be finished by spring

The Route 66 Village Visitors Center under construction in southwest Tulsa probably will be finished by springtime, according to a report on a variety of Route 66 projects in Tulsa. Tulsa World columnist John Klein reported the visitors center, designed to look like a vintage gas station, should be finished in a few months. According … Continue reading Route 66 Village Visitors Center in Tulsa may be finished by spring

Future holds many changes for Route 66 Village in Tulsa

The folks at KTUL-TV in Tulsa caught up with the people behind the Route 66 Village in southwest Tulsa to get an update. In short, many changes are in store at the outdoors transportation museum. Right now, a Route 66 visitors center, made to look like a gas station, is being constructed next to the … Continue reading Future holds many changes for Route 66 Village in Tulsa

Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

The Merge Church, in a historic building in the Red Fork district of southwest Tulsa, is hosting at a matinée screening today of a 1943 John Wayne film as a fundraiser for the nearby Route 66 Village. Merge Church at 4050 Southwest Blvd. (aka Route 66), inside an Art Deco building that once was a … Continue reading Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

Vision Tulsa’s passage helps several Route 66 projects

Voters in Tulsa passed the Vision Tulsa sales-tax extension by a wide margin Tuesday, and a few Route 66 projects will receive pieces of the $884 million pie. The big project of Vision Tulsa is building low-water dams on the Arkansas River. But here are the Route 66-related projects Vision Tulsa will fund: --- Route 66 … Continue reading Vision Tulsa’s passage helps several Route 66 projects

Route 66 Village train will be lighted Friday for Christmas

If you're in the Tulsa area Friday, you may want to make your way to the Route 66 Village on the southwest part of town and check out the Christmas lighting of its big steam locomotive at 6 p.m. City councilor Jeannie Cue also said Santa Claus will be at the Route 66 Village from 5:30 … Continue reading Route 66 Village train will be lighted Friday for Christmas

Redfork Depot proposed at Tulsa’s Route 66 Village

A West Tulsa group has submitted a Vision 2025 proposal for a Redfork Depot facility at the Route 66 Village site. The estimated $3.84 million project would be paid for by Vision 2025 sales-tax funds. Here are artist's renderings of the depot, shown next to the existing Frisco 4500 Meteor steam engine and Red Fork Centennial … Continue reading Redfork Depot proposed at Tulsa’s Route 66 Village

A closer look at Tulsa’s Route 66 Village

Explore Tulsa recently uploaded this informative clip about the Route 66 Village in southwest Tulsa. Mike Massey, train project manager, explains the vintage Frisco Meteor 4500 locomotive, rail cars and the Red Fork commemorative oil derrick on the site. https://youtu.be/9SDBcLIgjgs I do hope the volunteers can renovate the inside of that circa-1929 passenger car so … Continue reading A closer look at Tulsa’s Route 66 Village