Ten coffins found in mass grave that may be victims of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

There may have been a breakthrough in the search for bodies from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. A research team on Wednesday found 10 deteriorated coffins in an area of Oaklawn Cemetery where 18 black men reportedly were buried after the worst race riot in U.S. history, according to the Tulsa World and other media … Continue reading Ten coffins found in mass grave that may be victims of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Latest RoadTripOK video again features Tulsa

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features sites near Route 66 in Tulsa, the second time this series has featured the city. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/PdCon3lWWys Here are the places the video spotlights: Gathering PlaceMother Road MarketPhilbrook Museum of Art Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they would launch a … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video again features Tulsa

Troubled Brookshire Motel in Tulsa is torn down

The troubled Brookshire Motel in Tulsa was torn down Monday after four fires decimated what was left of the Route 66 property. A body was found in one of the fires in May, prompting local officials to abandon plans to save the motel. Route 66 advocates in the city were saddened by the teardown but … Continue reading Troubled Brookshire Motel in Tulsa is torn down

Admiral Twin Drive-In used for an immigration naturalization ceremony

Drive-in theaters this year have been used for several new purposes, including concerts and church services, because of their ability to foster social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa found another new purpose -- a site for an immigration naturalization ceremony. According to a Tulsa World report, 55 … Continue reading Admiral Twin Drive-In used for an immigration naturalization ceremony

15th neon sign built or restored along Tulsa’s Route 66 corridor

The Mother Road Market and Shops at Mother Road Market on Wednesday unveiled their new neon sign on the roof of one of their buildings at Lewis Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route 66) in Tulsa. It was the 15th sign that was newly built or restored on Tulsa's Route 66 with the city's Route … Continue reading 15th neon sign built or restored along Tulsa’s Route 66 corridor

AAA Oklahoma to launch early celebration of Route 66’s centennial

AAA Oklahoma will get an early start on the 2026 centennial of Route 66 by launching the U.S. 66 Road Fest event from Tulsa to Oklahoma City next year. According to a news release from AAA, the festival starting in mid-June 2021 also will include all the communities along Route 66's 420 miles in the Sooner … Continue reading AAA Oklahoma to launch early celebration of Route 66’s centennial

Decopolis store on Tulsa’s Route 66 to hold a grand opening Saturday

The second Decopolis store, located along the main alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa, will hold its grand opening Saturday. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1401 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66). Decopolis, dedicated to the city's celebrated Art Deco architecture, still has its original store at 511 … Continue reading Decopolis store on Tulsa’s Route 66 to hold a grand opening Saturday

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