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.

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.

Vintage Postcard: Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma
Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma

Vintage Postcard: 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

Vintage Postcard: Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66
Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66

Vintage Postcard: The Major Court, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Major Court, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Vintage Postcard: DeLuxe Courts, Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK
DeLuxe Courts, Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK


Travel Reviews of Road Travel on 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