Another new neon sign goes up on Tulsa’s Route 66 for Burnett’s Flowers

Burnett's Flowers in Tulsa became Tulsa Route 66's first new neon sign installation in 2020 after the business received a neon sign grant from the city. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission stated in a Facebook post the flower shop recently moved near 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Quincy Avenue, but it's been in business … Continue reading Another new neon sign goes up on Tulsa’s Route 66 for Burnett’s Flowers

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Despite losing $6M in funds, backers still push for building Route 66 Experience

The supporters of a Route 66 Experience complex near the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa still want to proceed with the project despite recently losing $6 million in funding from the city, according to one report. Public Radio Tulsa seems to be the first media outlet reporting the loss of the $6 million … Continue reading Despite losing $6M in funds, backers still push for building Route 66 Experience

Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield likely will open next month

The Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri, under construction will open by Feb. 1, reports the development's owner. Kirk Wheeler said the park that will have a full-service bar and gift shop will feature up to 10 food trucks when it opens at 1530 E. St. Louis St. (aka Route 66). OzarksFirst.com reports: … Continue reading Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield likely will open next month

Tulsa officials want more funding for Route 66 marketing

At least one Tulsa city council member wants to find ways to generate more money so the city can spend more on Route 66 marketing efforts, and another official has suggested a specialty license plate. Public Radio Tulsa reports City Councilor Jeannie Cue, who represents Tulsa's southwest side, said too many travelers on Interstate 44 … Continue reading Tulsa officials want more funding for Route 66 marketing

Sixth neon-sign grant recipient comes to light in Tulsa

The Cities Service Station in southwest Tulsa this week became the sixth recipient of the city's Route 66 neon-sign grant program to light the darkness. The gas station at 1648 Southwest Blvd. (aka Route 66), now home to Studio 45 Architects, was built in 1926, the same year U.S. 66 was designated. The Cities Service … Continue reading Sixth neon-sign grant recipient comes to light in Tulsa

New Interparts of Tulsa neon sign is unveiled

The Interparts of Tulsa shop unveiled its revamped neon sign Friday evening at 3615 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66), one of several neon signs created or restored via the city's burgeoning Route 66 neon-sign grant program. The Interparts sign dates to the 1950s, according to the Tulsa Route 66 Commission. It's the fifth sign … Continue reading New Interparts of Tulsa neon sign is unveiled

Tulsa weighs location for another Route 66 museum

Update: A few corrections have been made regarding the Route 66 Experience. The Route 66 Alliance intends to stay the course in building the facility. Tulsa is considering a location for a Route 66 museum at the 11th Street and Lewis Avenue area near the Mother Road Market -- with blessings from a Route 66 … Continue reading Tulsa weighs location for another Route 66 museum

Future location for Bob Dylan Archive announced in downtown Tulsa

The Philbrook Museum of Art in downtown Tulsa will close later this month and move out its collection so the Bob Dylan Archive can move into the building and open there in 2021. The Philbrook will close its doors at 116 Reconciliation Way (map here) of Guthrie Green on Dec. 29. The Philbrook keeps its … Continue reading Future location for Bob Dylan Archive announced in downtown Tulsa

Offbeat world record broken at Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

A world record of sorts was set during Sunday's annual Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa. Julia Webb, 36, of Little Rock, Arkansas, set a Guinness Book of World Records mark by pushing a stroller in a record time of 1 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds over a half-marathon of 13.1 miles, according to the Tulsa … Continue reading Offbeat world record broken at Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa

Fourth new or restored neon sign lighted via Route 66 grant in Tulsa

A fourth neon sign that's new or restored along Route 66 in Tulsa came to life last week, this time at U.S. Studio 66. U.S. Studio 66 is at 5202 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66), just west of the historic Desert Hills Motel. Other signs that are new or have been restored are Billy … Continue reading Fourth new or restored neon sign lighted via Route 66 grant in Tulsa