Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa will open to the public in May 2022

The widely anticipated Bob Dylan Center will open to the public on May 10, 2022, in downtown Tulsa, appropriately just a few feet from the Woody Guthrie Center. Early in his career, Dylan was a musical disciple of Guthrie, a folk-music icon. According to the announcement Wednesday from the center's website, the facility devoted to … Continue reading Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa will open to the public in May 2022

Long-closed Elm’s Court property in Tulsa is torn down; sign may be repurposed

The long-closed Elm's Court motel buildings along Route 66 in Tulsa were torn down in recent days. However, the president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association reports the owner may repurpose the neon sign that stands in front. Information about the property at 8344 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) near Memorial Drive is scant. … Continue reading Long-closed Elm’s Court property in Tulsa is torn down; sign may be repurposed

Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Oklahoma's lieutenant governor on Thursday presided over the dedication of an 8-foot-tall replica of a classic toy robot along Route 66 in Oklahoma City in front of the historic Tower Theatre. This is the second big robot along the Mother Road in Oklahoma. The first is stationed at the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route … Continue reading Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Owner of Outsiders House in Tulsa plans a second museum

The owner of The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa is planning a second museum at an undisclosed location to hold items related to "The Outsiders" novelist S.E. Hinton. Danny Boy O'Connor, a member of the House of Pain hip-hop group who was deeply influenced by the book and film, purchased the ramshackle north Tulsa house … Continue reading Owner of Outsiders House in Tulsa plans a second museum

Tulsa resident tries to draw interest for his license-plate design that incorporates Route 66 Rising sculpture, Golden Driller

Tulsa resident and license plate collector Gus Oliver recently designed a plate that he hopes will draw enough interest that the state of Oklahoma eventually will sell it to Route 66 enthusiasts and Tulsa boosters. According to KOKI-TV in Tulsa, Oliver's design incorporates the iconic Golden Driller statue in Tulsa and that city's Route 66 … Continue reading Tulsa resident tries to draw interest for his license-plate design that incorporates Route 66 Rising sculpture, Golden Driller

18th sign aided by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program goes up

The 18th sign that received funds from the City of Tulsa's widely praised Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program was installed this week. The latest neon sign is for the Wildflower Cafe, which isn't even open yet, at the corner of Peoria Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route 66). Here's an image of the sign … Continue reading 18th sign aided by Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program goes up

Savior of “The Outsiders” House in Tulsa rescues 11th Street Cleaners neon sign

The savior of the house used in "The Outsiders" film in Tulsa recently purchased the 11th Street Cleaners neon sign that once stood along Route 66 downtown. Danny Boy O'Connor, a member of the now-defunct House of Pain rap group and owner of The Outsiders House Museum, apparently procured the sign from a store in … Continue reading Savior of “The Outsiders” House in Tulsa rescues 11th Street Cleaners neon sign

Tulsa Decopolis creator launches a fundraiser for store’s new neon sign

The creator of Decopolis in Tulsa launched a GoFundMe.com campaign to help him install a new neon sign at his store on Route 66. William Franklin launched the campaign a few days ago, with the goal of raising $3,500. Franklin wrote: Our area of Route 66 already has some great attractions and neon signs, like … Continue reading Tulsa Decopolis creator launches a fundraiser for store’s new neon sign

Skateland in Tulsa closes after more than 50 years

The Skateland rollerskating facility just off Route 66 in Tulsa has closed after more than a half-century there, though it may reopen under a different name next month. KTUL-TV reports that owner Steve Enlow's parents -- both of them skating enthusiasts and teachers -- started Skateland at 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Sheridan Road … Continue reading Skateland in Tulsa closes after more than 50 years

Golden Driller Plaza in Tulsa undergoes renovations

The plaza for the Golden Driller just off Route 66 in Tulsa is undergoing a face-lift, including a new coat of paint for the statue itself. The Tulsa World newspaper had the details on the $3 million project at Expo Square: A key element of the new design is the construction of three drop-off lanes … Continue reading Golden Driller Plaza in Tulsa undergoes renovations