El Reno Convention & Visitors Bureau
El Reno, OK 73036
Toll Free: 888-535-7366
This historic city lies at the crossroads of Route 66 and the Chisholm Trail, now known as U.S. Highway 81. Ride an authentic rail trolley through the historic downtown area, stop to shop the antique and specialty stores or savor one of El Reno's famous onion burgers. The burgers are so well known that they've spawned the annual El Reno Burger Days Festival where the world's largest onion burger is cooked and served to the crowd. Fort Reno is four miles west of the city, and hosts the Tombstone Tales each fall, where Buffalo Soldiers, Indian scouts and WWII German POWs share their stories.
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-40, Route 66, US-81
Services Offered: Maps/Brochures Available, Step-on Guide
Special events on Saturdays. Call for schedule.
Just west of Oklahoma City, Route 66 shifts from the urban bustle of the state capital to a quieter, more contemplative pace. This section of the Mother Road also contains some of the historic highway’s most pristine stretches.
Western Experience expert Ted Streuli travels U.S. 81 from Waurika to Enid, following the path countless drovers used to get longhorn cattle from Texas to Kansas.