Lights on for Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

Local officials on Tuesday evening threw the switch on three replicas of Route 66 motel signs at a new neon sign park on the west side of the Arkansas River in Tulsa. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission broadcast a live video on Facebook. You can see the entire 26-minute ceremony below. The magic occurs about … Continue reading Lights on for Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

Lighting ceremony set for Tuesday night at Tulsa’s new neon-sign park

The City of Tulsa is hosting a "Lights-On Event" on Tuesday at the Route 66 Avery Plaza West neon-sign park at the southwest end of the historic 11th Street Bridge. The switch will be thrown at 7 p.m. on three replicas of historic Route 66 neon signs – Will Rogers Motor Court, Tulsa Auto Court … Continue reading Lighting ceremony set for Tuesday night at Tulsa’s new neon-sign park

Latest RoadTrip OK video takes in a trio of sites on Tulsa’s Route 66

The latest in a series of Oklahoma Road Trip videos delves into three sites along Route 66 in Tulsa. They are: Tally's Good Food CafeBuck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66Route 66 Historical Village Here's the video: https://youtu.be/G1UHkvmC6m0 The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films about a year ago announced about 50 road-trip films, including Route … Continue reading Latest RoadTrip OK video takes in a trio of sites on Tulsa’s Route 66

America’s Value Inn in Tulsa will be converted into a sobriety center

The moribund and fire-damaged America's Value Inn, formerly the Saratoga Motor Hotel, in east Tulsa eventually will be transformed into a sobriety center. KTUL-TV in Tulsa reported that Dixie Pebworth of Wings of Freedom acquired the property: Pebworth founded Wings of Freedom in the early 2000s. Since then, the faith-based organization has helped thousands of … Continue reading America’s Value Inn in Tulsa will be converted into a sobriety center

Tulsa Route 66 Master Plan survey respondents want more preservation

A survey for the Tulsa Route 66 Master Plan that drew more than 1,000 respondents indicated a strong preference for historic preservation along the Route 66 corridor. Public Radio Tulsa first reported on some of the results earlier this week: Nearly three in four responses picked incentives for neon signs, facade improvements and building rehab … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 Master Plan survey respondents want more preservation

Brookshire Motel in Tulsa set afire for the fourth time

An arsonist torched the doomed Brookshire Motel along Route 66 in Tulsa for a fourth time in less than two years Monday night. According to a report in the Tulsa World, the fire first was reported at 5:45 p.m. No one was in the abandoned motel at the time, and no injuries were reported. A … Continue reading Brookshire Motel in Tulsa set afire for the fourth time

Route 66 neon sign park takes shape in Tulsa

In recent days, workers have installed three replicas of classic neon signs that once stood along Route 66 in Tulsa. Replicas of the Will Rogers Motor Court, Oil Capital Motel and Tulsa Auto Court signs were installed in a small park on the south end of the historic 11th Street Bridge that once carried Route … Continue reading Route 66 neon sign park takes shape in Tulsa

Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa goes virtual because of COVID-19 pandemic

The annual Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa announced a few days ago it is going virtual in November because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The race announced on its website: While we know it’s not quite the same as an in-person race, we believe that the best way to keep everyone safe and still experience … Continue reading Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa goes virtual because of COVID-19 pandemic

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 opens Airbnb behind the property

The owner of the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 shop in Tulsa has opened an Airbnb in a century-old house directly behind the property. It's called Buck's Cosmic Crash Pad on Route 66. The 1917 three-bedroom house goes for $137 a night. A description from the listing: Experience a one of a kind … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 opens Airbnb behind the property

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