Route 66 Experience may become part of a $35 million hotel project in Tulsa

The long-planned Route 66 Experience interactive museum by the nonprofit Route 66 Alliance appears to have new life as part of a proposed $35 million hotel complex on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa. KTUL-TV in Tulsa reported the developers hope to break ground on the project later this year. It's described as … Continue reading Route 66 Experience may become part of a $35 million hotel project in Tulsa

Tulsa Route 66 group offering facade grants for businesses

The Tulsa Route 66 Main Street organization is offering grants of up to $1,000 for businesses for facade upgrades. According to KJRH-TV in Tulsa, just two of the grants are left, and the deadline to apply is Dec. 31. “It could be replacement of windows. It could be planter boxes," Christine Hamner, Route 66 Main … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 group offering facade grants for businesses

A closer look inside The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa

Popular travel vlogger Adam the Woo over the weekend paid a visit to The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa, which is a house used in "The Outsiders" film from 1983 that's been restored and is devoted to showing props and memorabilia from the movie. I'd heard a lot about what's in the museum, but this … Continue reading A closer look inside The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa

Carl’s Coney Island in Tulsa recently marked its 50th year

Carl's Coney Island, a mainstay in the historic Crystal City Shopping Center along Route 66 in Tulsa, in October marked its 50th year and welcomed new owners. According to a Facebook post a few weeks ago, Carl's celebrated its half-century on Oct. 21. It served 50-cent Coney dogs that day. It also announced owners Mike … Continue reading Carl’s Coney Island in Tulsa recently marked its 50th year

Band’s music video features Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios as a backdrop

Oklahoma-based punk-pop band Thru It All recently shot a music video for "Irrelevant," a song from its forthcoming EP, that features that city's Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 prominently. The moments with Mary Beth Babcock's shop -- and its huge Buck Atom fiberglass statue -- begin about the 30-second mark. https://youtu.be/kx2eFB7lUqA I recognized several … Continue reading Band’s music video features Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios as a backdrop

Big mixed-use development announced north of Mother Road Market in Tulsa

Route 66 in Tulsa helped begat the Mother Road Market. The Mother Road Market helped begat the forthcoming North of Market development, a $60 million project that mixes retail, apartments, restaurants and a neighborhood gathering space. That's the essence behind the announcement and the groundbreaking Wednesday for the project at 2219 E. 11th St. (aka … Continue reading Big mixed-use development announced north of Mother Road Market in Tulsa

Ribbon-cutting held for Route 66 Village Train Depot in Tulsa

City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to mark the completion of the Route 66 Village Train Depot museum and events center in southwest Tulsa. According to the Tulsa World, the $3 million project was funded by voter-approved Vision Tulsa sales tax. “These things don’t happen by accident,” said Mayor G.T. Bynum, speaking to the … Continue reading Ribbon-cutting held for Route 66 Village Train Depot in Tulsa

Howdy Burger is 31st sign to benefit from Tulsa’s Route 66 neon sign grant program

The Howdy Burger restaurant on the 11th Street alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa is the 31st sign to be created or renovated through the city's Route 66 neon sign grant program. The sign is an animated design, with its main character tossing a lasso. Howdy Burger is at 1516 E. 11th St. (aka Route … Continue reading Howdy Burger is 31st sign to benefit from Tulsa’s Route 66 neon sign grant program

Tulsa Route 66 Commission recommends moving concrete planters to the east side

The Tulsa Route 66 Commission has recommended moving about one-third of the city's concrete Route 66 planters to the 11th Street and Mingo Road area to better identify the Mother Road there. According to Public Radio Tulsa, 46 of the 48 original planters purchased nearly 20 years ago still are around (two were destroyed in … Continue reading Tulsa Route 66 Commission recommends moving concrete planters to the east side

New website offers self-guided tours of Route 66 in Tulsa

A new website is offering self-guided tours of historic landmarks in Tulsa, including Route 66. Root Tulsa Historic Tours offers tours of the Greenwood District and Route 66 through the website directly or by scanning a QR code with a smartphone, according to a report from KTUL in Tulsa. It's a partnership between Root Tulsa … Continue reading New website offers self-guided tours of Route 66 in Tulsa