Billed as the "Heart of Historic Route 66," Sapulpa, Oklahoma's bustling downtown area hosts visitors from across the globe in search of Mother Road adventures. Sapulpa's history is steeped in a lively mix of Native American soul – the town is named after Chief Sapulpa, a Lower Creek Indian from Alabama – and the early days of oil. Take a free guided tour and don't miss the gift shop with its vintage Frankoma section. Speaking of vintage, the Waite Phillips Service Station built in 1922 is just one block off Route 66 and houses automobiles from the 1920s.
Once twinkling strings of lights brighten up the town, it’s time to look local to knock out holiday shopping lists. From one-day markets to seasonal shelves, shoppers are bound to find some of the most unique goods to gift in Oklahoma.
Since the era of cattle trails and Western ranches, Oklahoma has been known for the savory art of grilling steak to perfection. Check out our picks for some of the top steakhouses in Oklahoma and indulge your inner carnivore with expertly prepared cuts of beef that will make your mouth water.
Route 66 in Oklahoma connects two of Oklahoma's largest cities: Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Along this nostalgic 90-mile stretch you'll encounter remnants of the past, as well as unique attractions that are just as busy now as they were in the Mother Road's heyday.
Get your motor running with a day trip from Oklahoma City suburb Edmond to Tulsa. This fun motorcycle cruise can be completed one-way or round-trip with plenty of time left for visiting Route 66 icons along the way.
During the 1920s and ‘30s Route 66 alignments were often primitive, narrow roads. Finding and driving these old alignments can be fun, challenging or both. And these older sections of the Mother Road provide an inkling of what cross-country travel was like decades ago.