Welcome to Roadside Peek's Route 66 Oklahoma. Check back soon,
as content in this section will soon be expanded greatly in the near future
and broken out into various segments.
Miami, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Coleman Theatre, built in 1929, is a Route 66 treasure
found in Miami, OK. Currently in the process of being restored through
the devoted efforts of the Friends of the Coleman, the theater was place
on the National Register of Historic Places in the 1980's.
Afton, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's an old motel sign for the Rest Haven in Afton. Located off the
Mother Road, the Rest Haven Motel looks like its seen
Round-up Motel (Gone)
Claremore, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
An oft photographed sign, the marquee for the Round-up Motel in Claremore features a neon cowpoke. Not sure if this sign still lights
UPDATE 03/09 : The Round-up Motel marquee is gone and is now in the hands of a private collector. 03-09
Foyil, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
While traveling Route 66 in Oklahoma, don't forget to venture a bit off
and visit Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park in Foyil. This
park was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Catoosa, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
There are roadside attractions and there are Roadside Attractions. The
Blue Whale in Catoosa is one of the latter. Built in
the 1970's, the Blue Whale was recently refurbished so hopefully its smile
will last for a lifetime.
Metro Diner (Demolished)
Tulsa, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Metro Diner in Tulsa is a favorite Route 66 eatery
for those who look for a good meal and good service off the Mother Road.
UPDATE 04/08 : The Metro Diner has been demolished due to the expansion of the Tulsa University campus. Many thanks to Cathie Miller for update. 04-08
Norma's Diamond Cafe (Gone)
Sapulpa, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
When traveling through Sapulpa, don't forget to see Norma's Diamond
Cafe. Sadly, Norma passed away on November 23, 2000 leaving the
rest of us Route 66 travelers to find another place for a cup of coffee
and genuine hospitality famous for the Mother Road.
Chandler, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Lincoln Motel in Chandler, OK is a fine looking motel
found right off of Route 66. This place is current with the times, with
is marquee out front advertising Cable TV, phones, and a "Microfridge."
Wow... a real microfridge. Well worth a look see while in Chandler.
Oklahoma City, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's a look at the Braum's Milk Bottle in Oklahoma
City. Right off Route 66, this huge milk bottle can be seen for blocks.
This bottle once advertised Townley's Gilt-Edge back in the day prior
to Braum's. Many thanks to Billy Benham for name correction
Yukon Motel (Removed)
Yukon, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Check out the huge marquee in front of the Yukon Motel in Yukon. This colorful and eye-catching sign served a purpose... a purpose
of catching the eye of travelers. Unfortunately, rumors state that this
sign was recently removed.
The Glancy Motor Hotel
Clinton, OK Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
A Route 66 motel treasure, The Glancy Motor Hotel in
Clinton, OK still features its huge marquee. Unfortunately, the feeling
from the owner is that business has been tight. With the loss of the Pop
Hicks Restaurant next door a few years ago, Route 66 can't afford to lose
another beacon of the Mother Road.