ROUTE 66 IN OKLAHOMA

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Route 66 in OklahomaRoute 66 ran from Chicago to Santa Monica, California. It was one of the original U.S. Highways, established on November 11, 1926. On its way to California, Route 66 ran through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico and Arizona.

Route 66 was a major escape route for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas people escaping the Dust Bowl by heading to California.

Modern day Route 66 in Oklahoma is thought by many to be the section of Route 66 that best represents what the highway was like during its heyday. In Oklahoma you will find roadside attractions still standing from that bygone era, like the Milk Bottle Building, the Warehouse Market, the Meramec Caverns Barn, Totem Pole Park, the Blue Whale, the Round Barn, the Rock Cafe and the Coleman Theatre Beautiful, in Miami by Grand Lake O' the Cherokee.

On Route 66, in Oklahoma, you will find old-style bridges of various designs, such as camelback Warren pony-truss, a bridge with its roadbed made of brick, a Pratt bedstead and modified through-truss bridges.

There are 2 Route 66 Museums along the route in Oklahoma and several other museums.

The landscape varies as you drive Route 66 through Oklahoma. It is not all flat, the route goes over rolling hills, through river valleys and past rugged buttes and mesas.

Arcadia Barn on Route 66 in Oklahoma
Route 66 was removed from the U.S. Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it was deemed not needed, due to the Interstate Highway System replacing it.

Sections of the old highway were then designated as a National Scenic Byway with the name of "Historic Route 66."

Route 66 travels 432 miles through Oklahoma. Only New Mexico has more miles of Route 66 with 487 miles.

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