Pardon our Progress

Experience the wacky and the wonderful along the Mother Road, Tulsa's ROUTE 66!

Will Rogers Memorial & Museum

The Will Rogers Memorial & Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Will Rogers memorabilia and his entire collection of writings. The Museum also features beautiful paintings, sculptures, and displays depicting the many facets of Will Rogers storied life and career.

  • 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017
  • Call: 1-918-341-0719
  • Hours: 10am - 5pm Daily (March 1-November 10) ​ Seasonal Hours (November 11 - February 28): 10am - 5pm - closed Monday, Tuesday, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Hugh Davis built the Blue Whale in the early 1970s as a surprise anniversary gift to his wife Zelta, who collected whale figurines. The Blue Whale and its pond became a favored swimming hole for locals and travelers alike.  The Blue Whale has become  a wonderfully fun and quirky Roadside Attraction along Route 66

  • 2680 N Highway 66 Catoosa, Oklahoma 74015
  • (918) 232-5098

TALLY'S Good Food CAFE----On Route 66!

Open 7 days per week for breakfast (served all day), lunch, and dinner. Tally’s has a menu full of traditional American fare—and is well-known for their big breakfasts and big entrees such as their Chicken-Fried Steak and Fat Boy cheeseburgers. Awards include: TULSA’S BEST DINER, TULSA’S BEST BREAKFAST, and TULSA’S BEST CINNAMON ROLLS!

  • 1102 S. Yale Tulsa, Oklahoma 74112
  • (918) 835-8039
  • HOURS---- 7 days per week...6am-11pm.............please check website for holiday exceptions.

Mother Road Market

Tulsa's First Food Hall, showcasing over 20 local Retail & Restaurant concepts! Check out the big back patio area that features a Route 66 themed putt-putt course, along with occasional fun events and live music!

  • 1124 S. LEWIS AVENUE TULSA, OK 74104
  • 918-984-9001
  • CLOSED MONDAYS..... Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00AM-9:00PM..... Friday - Saturday: 10:00AM-10:00PM..... Sunday - 10:00AM-9:00PM

Meadow Gold Lane, the 1/2 mile on Route 66, between Utica & Peoria, contains the Biggest and Funnest concentration of  Route 66 attractions in Tulsa! 

El Rancho Grande!

El Rancho Grande Restaurant and Cantina!  A Tulsa Tex-Mex tradition on Route 66 since 1953!  

  • 1629 E 11th St. Tulsa Ok 74120
  • (918) 584-0816
  • Monday - Saturday 11AM - 9PM | Closed Sunday

Ikes Chili!

A "Bowl of Blessedness" is what Will Rogers called a good bowl of Chili. And Ikes has been serving Tulsan's, including Will Rogers himself, the same famous recipe since 1908!

  • 1503 E 11th St Tulsa, OK 74115
  • (918) 838-9410
  • Open Monday - Friday 10am to 7pm | Saturday 10am to 3pm

Coming Summer 2020, a new DECOPOLIS on Route 66!

DECOPOLIS is more than just a shop with great books, gifts & classic toys, it's an attraction!  Discover magical worlds with the time traveling "Wizard of DECOPOLIS"  Explore inside a cave on Mesmer Island with its dinosaurs, tiki's and aliens, pirates and volcano.  FableRealm with its beautiful Art Deco Castle, and more!  Until our Route 66 location opens, be sure to check out our Flagship Store in the Downtown Deco District at 5th & Boston, directly across from the DECOPOLIS Tulsa Art Deco Museum!

Coming Summer 2020, TulsaRama!

Step inside to visit a magical, Art Deco town square with buildings featuring "DECOPOLIS Tulsa Art Deco Museum" displays and local interest books, locally made gifts, oodles of souvenirs, a Tulsa Tourism information center, and a "Sweets-n-treats" shop!

Buck Atoms Cosmic Curios

One of Tulsa's newest Roadside attractions! Buck Atoms was created by one of Tulsa's most beloved entrepreneurs, Mary Beth Babcock. Hundreds of Tulsan's chipped in to help create Mary Beth's dream of creating this giant, Space Cowboy "Muffler Man" on Route 66! Stop by for a photo op with Buck Atoms and to find some great souvenirs in the Cosmic Curios gift shop!

  • 1347 E. 11th St Tulsa, OK 74120
  • Mon-Thur 11-8.... Fri-Sat 11-8.... Sun 11-8

Historic Meadow Gold Sign!

The giant, Meadow Gold, sign was once located almost 1 mile further east on Route 66.  Threatened with demolition, a group of preservationists worked to save the sign which had become a beloved landmark.  Fortunately another lot was found and donated right on Route 66 so that travelers of the Mother Road could continue to enjoy this historic landmark.  

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  • Photo by: Damon's Droneography

Warehouse Market

The Warehouse Market, also known as the Farmers Market, was built in 1929. One of the main places to go for groceries in the 1930s, the building also housed a soda fountain and a bakery, and later "Club Lido" in which dancers could swing the night away to the live music of such notables as, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington.

  • 925 S. Elgin Ave. Tulsa, Ok 74120

Boston Avenue Methodist Church!

This stunning Art Deco church is ranked among the top 10 Art Deco buildings in the world. The church, with its 225 foot (68.5m) tower and dramatic terra cotta ornamentation, was designed by Bruce Goff & Ada Robinson, and constructed in 1929.

  • 1301 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119
  • To arrange for a guided tour during the week call..918.583.5181
  • Guided tours of the building are given every Sunday at noon, beginning in the church library on the second floor. Self-guided tours are also available any time the building is open. M-F 8:30-4:30 Sat. Closed, Sun. 8-1

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza & "East Meets West" bronze!

Cyrus Avery is considered to be the "Father of Route 66".  The historic 11th street bridge, built in 1916 is nearby.  The bridge was one of the determining factors for Route 66 going to and through Tulsa as it was one of the main crossing points over the Arkansas River. The incredibly detailed (Check out the grasshopper in the car grill!) "East Meets West" statue in the plaza makes for a relaxing stop and photo op.  The Model T features Cyrus Avery and his family in an encounter with a horse drawn wagon on its way into town from the West Tulsa oil fields. 

  • Southwest Blvd, Tulsa Ok, 74127