New Route 66 sign installed at Tulsa Fire Station 66

Tulsa Fire Station 66 on the city's east side recently installed a repurposed Route 66 sign there that lights up a night. According to News on 6 in Tulsa: Someone donated the new sign, to help boost tourism on Route 66.Fire Chief Michael Baker flipped the switch on Thursday night and turned on the sign for the … Continue reading New Route 66 sign installed at Tulsa Fire Station 66

Historic Herring Hotel in Amarillo will be restored and reopened

The historic but long-closed Herring Hotel in downtown Amarillo, Texas, recently landed new owners that plan to restore and reopen the 14-story building within the next three years. Tipped off by a reader, county property records indicate the building was acquired by Herring Hotel Development Co. LLC in October via a warranty deed. A new … Continue reading Historic Herring Hotel in Amarillo will be restored and reopened

Visitors center opens inside Shops at Mother Road Market in Tulsa

A new visitors center has opened inside Gambill’s Coffee at the Shops at Mother Road Market in Tulsa to take advantage of what's anticipated to be a record year for tourism in the city. Shops at Mother Road Market sits next to East 11th Street (aka Route 66) and the popular Mother Road Market, which … Continue reading Visitors center opens inside Shops at Mother Road Market in Tulsa

Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa opens to the public

The Bob Dylan Center, which houses a collection of the memorabilia and media the acclaimed musician collected over his 60-year career, held its ceremonial ribbon-cutting Tuesday at the site in downtown Tulsa. About 200 people attended the event. Dylan, a notoriously taciturn man, was not one of them. Tulsa People magazine published a gallery of … Continue reading Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa opens to the public

Winning entry for Tulsa Route 66 mixed-use development includes car vending machine

Local developer David Sharp has been chosen from three suitors to construct a Route 66 mixed-use development on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa that will include a car vending machine. The City of Tulsa is expected to formally announce the decision on the development today, but the Tulsa World received confirmation from … Continue reading Winning entry for Tulsa Route 66 mixed-use development includes car vending machine

Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum opens temporary shop in Shops at Mother Road Market

Tulsa's famed Gilcrease Museum has opened a temporary shop in the Shops at Mother Road Market along Route 66 as the museum itself is closed to undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation. The Curations by Gilcrease Museum shop features merchandise and art that reflects the museum's acclaimed collection, plus works by contemporary artists. The Tulsa World reports: … Continue reading Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum opens temporary shop in Shops at Mother Road Market

Red Fork Depot event space in Tulsa opens to the public

The $3.5 million Red Fork Depot event space in the Route 66 Historical Village in southwest Tulsa opened to the public a few days ago. According to KOTV in Tulsa, the facility -- built to resemble a Red Fork's original railroad depot right next to the Frisco Meteor 4500 steam locomotive -- contains 5,000 square … Continue reading Red Fork Depot event space in Tulsa opens to the public

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

Music lineup announced for Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and OKC

The full music lineup recently was announced for the Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and Oklahoma City in June, which includes one intriguing act -- Son Volt. St. Louis-based Son Volt was one of essentially three bands born out of the 1993 breakup of a highly influential country-rock band, Uncle Tupelo. (The other two … Continue reading Music lineup announced for Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and OKC

City of Tulsa chooses two finalists for Route 66 mixed-use development

The City of Tulsa has picked two finalists for a Route 66 mixed-use development near the Arkansas River, but not the group associated with the Route 66 Alliance. The Tulsa World reported last week the Hund Capital and Sharp Boulder Enterprises LLC to design and build on the tract near the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza … Continue reading City of Tulsa chooses two finalists for Route 66 mixed-use development