Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center
The Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center brings together one-of-a-kind Route 66 memorabilia from the 1930s to present day. Unlike other Route 66 museums, the Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center is ever-changing with new art and films. The center also strives to recreate sights, sounds and smells from Route 66, transforming the trip into a sensory experience. Browse through collections of brochure and travel information guides or check out the gift shop, which features local artists and American Indian craftsmen.
Visitors to the Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center will enjoy the museum's Mother Road video experience, an interactive and nostalgic trip down Route 66 told through an array of videos. These videos detail how Oklahoma has played a huge part in forming the sights and sounds of America's Main Street throughout the decades. Come to the Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center to take a "drive" down Route 66 from the 1920s to current-day Oklahoma.
Guests of the museum are encouraged to experience the Dust Bowl years from the seat of a Model-A Ford, the 1940s and '50s from a 1948 Willeys Jeep, and the 1960s from authentic 1965 Mustang seats. The Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center also houses vintage billboards and virtual "hotel rooms" with themes such as "Vanished Icons" and "Neon Nights."
The Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center is housed in the historic Chandler Armory. The Chandler Armory has served many different purposes since its construction in 1936-37 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. From its completion through 1971, the armory served as a home for the Oklahoma National Guard. Afterward, the building fell into disrepair and saw many businesses come and go. In 1998, a group called the Old Armory Restorers was formed and worked for nearly 10 years before the armory became the home of the Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center. Head to the Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center for a nostalgic look into the Mother Road's past, present and future.
October-April: Closed Sundays.
Students & seniors (62+): $4
Groups of 10 or more: $3 While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.