Road Trip on Route 66 Across Oklahoma to Amarillo

 

Historic Route 66 in OklahomaVintage postcard showing the location of Route 66 across Oklahoma

As Route 66 left Joplin, Missouri, it was only a short distance to the Oklahoma border. It quickly entered Miami, and headed southwest to Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

From there, it was a straight shot west through Weatherford, Clinton and Elk City.

The Mother Road crossed the Texas state line near Shamrock, and moved on to Amarillo.

The nation's longest driveable stretch of Route 66 crosses Oklahoma, making its way past charming towns, roadside diners and quirky attractions.

Map of Historic Route 66 across Oklahoma (Courtesy NPS)
Map of Historic Route 66 across Oklahoma

The Gateway to Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma
The Gateway to Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma

Section of Old Route 66 still visible in Miami, Oklahoma
Section of Old Route 66 still visible in Miami, Oklahoma

 

Highlights of the many things to see in Oklahoma Route 66

Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma

There are dozens of places to see and visit along Route 66 across Oklahoma.

Experience Miami, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and authentic hometowns along the Mother Road where you'll meet friendly people and find unique shopping and dining opportunities.

Several state-of-the-art museums pay tribute to America's Main Street including the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, the National Transportation and Route 66 Museum in Elk City and the Route 66 Interpretive Center in Chandler.

Along the way you will still find quaint service stations, diners, motels and other structures dating from those earlier times on Route 66.

 

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

2229 West Gary Boulevard

Clinton, Oklahoma

Allen's Conoco Fillin' Station

101 South Main Street

Commerce, Oklahoma

Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum

128 South Main Street

Miami, Oklahoma

East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza

760 West 13th Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Route 66 Interpretive Center

400 East Route 66

Chandler, Oklahoma

 

Lodging Options Along Route 66 in Oklahoma

Hotels in Miami, Oklahoma

Hotels in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hotels in Oklahoma City

Hotels in Elk City, Oklahoma

Hotels in Amarillo, Texas

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Vintage Views of Route 66 Across Oklahoma

We have included below a sampling of our collection of vintage travel postcards dealing with Oklahoma and Route 66. These portray the historic road in its prime and help us to visualize "yesterday" as we drive Route 66 today.

Ben Stanley's Cafe, one mile south of Miami, Oklahoma, on Hiway 66
Ben Stanley's Cafe, one mile south of Miami, Oklahoma, on Hiway 66


Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66
Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66


The Major Court, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Major Court, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


DeLuxe Courts, Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK
DeLuxe Courts, Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK



Crossing into Texas on Route 66

Vintage Phillips 66 Service Station in McLean, Texas
Phillips 66 Gas Station in McLean, Texas

Historic 6th Street on Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas
Historic 6th Street on Route 66 in Amarillo, Texa

The famous "Big Texan" in Amarillo, Texas, home of the 72 oz steak!
The famous Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas, home of the 72 oz steak!

Other Segments of Route 66

Planning a Road Trip on Route 66? Here are the major segments ...

Route 66: The Mother Road - Introduction

Route 66: Chicago to Missouri

Route 66: Across Oklahoma to Amarillo

Route 66: Amarillo to Santa Fe

Route 66: Santa Fe to Gallup NM

Route 66: Gallup NM to Seligman AZ

Route 66: Seligman to Kingman AZ

Route 66: Kingman to Oatman AZ

Route 66: Needles to Santa Monica

 

More about Travel in Oklahoma

More Things to Do on Route 66 - at the Oklahoma Tourism Department