Howdy Burger is 31st sign to benefit from Tulsa’s Route 66 neon sign grant program

The Howdy Burger restaurant on the 11th Street alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa is the 31st sign to be created or renovated through the city's Route 66 neon sign grant program. The sign is an animated design, with its main character tossing a lasso. Howdy Burger is at 1516 E. 11th St. (aka Route … Continue reading Howdy Burger is 31st sign to benefit from Tulsa’s Route 66 neon sign grant program

Tulsa Route 66 Commission recommends moving concrete planters to the east side

The Tulsa Route 66 Commission has recommended moving about one-third of the city's concrete Route 66 planters to the 11th Street and Mingo Road area to better identify the Mother Road there. According to Public Radio Tulsa, 46 of the 48 original planters purchased nearly 20 years ago still are around (two were destroyed in … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 Commission recommends moving concrete planters to the east side

New website offers self-guided tours of Route 66 in Tulsa

A new website is offering self-guided tours of historic landmarks in Tulsa, including Route 66. Root Tulsa Historic Tours offers tours of the Greenwood District and Route 66 through the website directly or by scanning a QR code with a smartphone, according to a report from KTUL in Tulsa. It's a partnership between Root Tulsa … Continue reading New website offers self-guided tours of Route 66 in Tulsa

City of Tulsa issues request for proposals for new Route 66 interpretive center

The city of Tulsa on Monday issued a request for proposals for a mixed-use and Route 66 interpretive center near the Arkansas River after apparently giving up on previous efforts for similar projects. The request, first reported by KRMG radio in Tulsa, had been expected for a few weeks. The requests are due on Jan. … Continue reading City of Tulsa issues request for proposals for new Route 66 interpretive center

Red Fork Train Depot in Tulsa will hold its grand opening Oct. 24

The Red Fork Train Depot, a replica of the original depot in the Route 66 Historical Village complex in southwest Tulsa, will hold its grand opening celebration on Oct. 24. According to Tulsa People magazine, the sold-out grand opening will feature guest speakers that include Mayor G.T. Bynum. The depot will be open to the … Continue reading Red Fork Train Depot in Tulsa will hold its grand opening Oct. 24

Route 66 Road Fest releases slick new video

The organizers of next year's Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and Oklahoma City last week released this well-produced video that probably will prove enticing even if you're not planning to go to those Oklahoma events. The video not only touts the forthcoming features of the festivals but also the numerous landmarks along Route 66 … Continue reading Route 66 Road Fest releases slick new video

29th neon sign created or restored through Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant program

Tulsa's Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program recently saw the 29th sign through its program glow to life. The latest is The Meat and Cheese Show shop at the corner of 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Peoria Avenue. The Meat and Cheese Show is a collaboration between two local chefs, offering catering, Tulsa cheeses … Continue reading 29th neon sign created or restored through Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant program

Restored version of “The Outsiders” film to be screened at Circle Cinema in Tulsa on Sept. 26, 29

The Circle Cinema of Tulsa, in partnership with The Outsiders House Museum in town, will show a newly restored cut of "The Outsiders Complete Novel" -- a final version of Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 adaptation of S.E. Hinton's classic book -- on 2 p.m. Sept. 26 and 7 p.m. Sept. 29. The Circle Cinema, along … Continue reading Restored version of “The Outsiders” film to be screened at Circle Cinema in Tulsa on Sept. 26, 29

City of Tulsa readies new request for proposals for Route 66 center

The City of Tulsa is preparing to issue a new request for proposals to build a Route 66 interpretive center and commercial complex at Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) at the Arkansas River. The Tulsa World had the new details about another public-private proposal: “We want a project that is viable and self-sustaining and is … Continue reading City of Tulsa readies new request for proposals for Route 66 center

27th sign lights up with Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program

Por Ella Tulsa, a health and beauty store, became the 27th business to have its neon sign created or restored through the City of Tulsa's Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program. Here's an image of the sign, courtesy of the Tulsa Route 66 Commission: Por Ella Tulsa is at 1404 E. 11th St. (aka Route … Continue reading 27th sign lights up with Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program