Claremore, OK 74017
Toll Free: 877-341-8688
This Route 66 town gave Oklahoma two of its best-loved sons: pundit and actor Will Rogers and Lynn Riggs, scribe of Green Grow the Lilacs, the play that inspired the musical "Oklahoma!." Learn more at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, where you can view his saddle collection and short films about his incredible life, and the Claremore Museum of History that houses a Lynn Riggs exhibit, where you can see the original "surrey with the fringe on top" from the movie musical version. Thrill seekers can check out the Cherokee Casino or the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum.
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44, Route 66
Services Offered: Maps/Brochures Available, Step-on Guide
Closed for most state and Federal holidays.
Claremore is located 20 miles NE of Tulsa on Historic Route 66 and mile markers 248 and/or 255 off the Will Rogers Turnpike. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is located at the Claremore Expo Center, just off Highway 20 and Will Rogers Blvd.
From stunt riding to shootouts to the Opry, Oklahoma offers plenty of Western fun.
When my family and I made the drive down Interstate 44, traveling from the northeast to the southwest corner of the state, we turned it into an adventure.