65-foot guitar unveiled at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Oklahoma, unveiled the lighting of a 65-foot-tall Gibson Les Paul electric guitar on Tuesday night. The big guitar is on the east side of the casino, along Route 66. Though the big unveiling was this week, the Hard Rock had been hinting at this for a … Continue reading 65-foot guitar unveiled at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa

Tulsa Market District will finish face-lift by next year

The Tulsa Market District, anchored by the Mother Road Market near Lewis Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route 66), will undergo a major beautification project in the next year. According to Public Radio Tulsa, plans for the big face-lift include new water and sewer lines, traffic lights, traffic calming measures, dozens of trees and benches, … Continue reading Tulsa Market District will finish face-lift by next year

Decopolis becomes 24th recipient of Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program

The Decopolis gift shop along East 11th Street recently became the 24th recipient of Tulsa's Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program. Here's an image of the new sign, courtesy of the Tulsa Route 66 Commission: Decopolis itself posted an image of the sign being installed on June 23: Tulsa's neon-sign grant program not only refurbishes … Continue reading Decopolis becomes 24th recipient of Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program

Daniel Webster High School in Tulsa added to National Register of Historic Places

Daniel Webster High School, located right off Route 66 in southwest Tulsa, recently was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service, which runs the National Register program, confirmed the designation during a weekly email Friday. The listing was effective Thursday. According to a story last fall in the Tulsa World, … Continue reading Daniel Webster High School in Tulsa added to National Register of Historic Places

20th sign installed as part of Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program

The Vault restaurant in downtown Tulsa recently became the 20th recipient of the city's Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program. The Tulsa Route 66 Commission trumpeted the latest neon sign in a Facebook post: It seems particularly appropriate The Vault would benefit from the program. The restaurant occupies a former National Auto Bank building constructed … Continue reading 20th sign installed as part of Tulsa’s Route 66 Neon Sign Grant Program

Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa to mark 70th year with “The Outsiders” screening

The Admiral Twin Drive-In theater in Tulsa will celebrate its 70th anniversary this weekend with special screenings of "The Outsiders," part of which was shot at the historic Route 66 theater. The 1983 movie, based on the classic novel by Tulsa-area resident S.E. Hinton, will be shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday, reported the Tulsa World. … Continue reading Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa to mark 70th year with “The Outsiders” screening

Discover Oklahoma features Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

The Discover Oklahoma channel, which is part of the state's tourism department, recently produced a segment about Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa. The signs and park were officially dedicated in September. The park is on Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) near West 17th Street in southwest Tulsa. The three signs represent east Tulsa, … Continue reading Discover Oklahoma features Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

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