# Route 66
Route 66 Road Fest is happening this weekend in Tulsa!
The Route 66 Road Fest is a perfect way to spend a hot summer day. There’s tons of family fun activities, awesome cars, live music, and information for planning your own Route 66 Adventure. We spent the day here in Tulsa and had an amazing time. It gave us a ton of inspiration for future family road trips. Head over to the Sage Net Pavilion (next to the Golden Driller) and enjoy a great event. It’s going on today and tomorrow!
Arcadia Round Barn on Route 66 in Oklahoma
So thankful we finally went inside the Route 66 Attraction the Arcadia Round Barn in Oklahoma. We had driven by multiple times in the past but never made the stop. It has interesting history and it is beautifully made. The base floor is a museum / gift shop which has interesting exhibits and fun Route 66 merchandise. The top floor is large and open. They offer it for party rentals and weddings. It’s a fun stop on Route 66 between Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
The Route 66 Famous Rock Café in Stroud Oklahoma.
We stopped by the famous Route 66 attraction - Rock Cafe in Stroud Oklahoma. It’s been a Route 66 attraction since 1936. This is where they came up with Sally Carrera (the blue girl car) from Disney Pixar Cars. The character is based on Dawn Welch who owned the restaurant. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the cafe and loved seeing the Route 66 and Cars Movie decor.
Oasis RV Resort and Cabins || Full Time RV Family Travels
This is the second time we have been at the Oasis RV Resort in Amarillo, Texas. This campground is outside of the main part of town but 10 minutes or less from Cadillac Ranch. It is also a 15-20 minute drive to the Historic Route 66. A perfect spot to recharge and relax and a travel day. They have cabins or full hook up spots. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for more information. Top Of The World Adventures
Tally’s Good Food Café is celebrating 35 years of serving Tulsa on Route 66
My family and I enjoyed trying out Tally’s on Route 66. It had been years since we had last eaten here. The food was great. We really loved the pizza fries. (Fries covered with mozzarella cheese, pepperonis, bacon, and served with marinara sauce. I enjoyed Chicken Parmesan as my meal, my wife had chicken salad and my boys had pancakes. Tally’s first opened in Tulsa on Route 66 in 1987. They have since opened a second Tulsa location ran by Mr Tally’s son. The Route 66 location is open 7 days per week for breakfast (served all day), lunch, and dinner. They have more than 100 dishes most are American food and they are known for their breakfasts and big entrees.
Hanks Hamburgers has been serving up delicious food on Route 66 in Tulsa for over 70 years.
I had Hanks Hamburgers first time this past week. Since 1949 Hanks Hamburgers has been serving up delicious burgers, fries and shakes in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have been located here on Route 66 for over 70 years now. My burger was tasty and flavorful. If you’re up for a challenge try the Okie Dokie (a burger with 6 patty’s and 6 slices of cheese). I stuck with the classic burger and fries. It is a small building, but they have a second room with additional seating near the back, so don’t give up if it looks too busy when you first arrive. They have a to go order window and a dine in order section so you can easily get it to go or dine in.
The Oldest Cafe in Claremore is still serving great food on Route 66
If you plan on cruising Route 66 Claremore, swing by Dots Cafe for a bite. It’s the oldest Cafe in Claremore and they serve delicious Homestyle food. We enjoyed a lunch here during our recent Route 66 road trip. I had the meatloaf, my wife had chili, my oldest son had a cheeseburger and our youngest had the kitty chicken. It was all delicious. To my surprise Dots cafe also serves dip n dots (ice cream) so we had to get some dots at dots before leaving for more Route 66 exploring.
Get your kicks and your eats at Mother Road Market on Route 66 in Tulsa
The Mother Road Market in Tulsa is one of the many sites to see on Route 66 that blends in perfectly with the old school attractions . I love how Oklahoma’s Route 66 is growing with new activities included with many classic things to see and do as well. The Mother Road Market has a mixture of local Oklahoma restaurants. There are so many food choices within the market. It’s a place our family loves to revisit. Also, there are two rotating kitchen spaces for up incoming businesses to try out their restaurant idea before investing in a permanent location. The building is decked out with Route 66 decor and a themed mini golf course outside on the covered patio. After eating there’s even a few shops you can get some souvenirs at and locally made goods for sale.
See the Worlds Largest Totem Pole just 3 miles off Route 66
Just around the corner (just 3 miles East) of Route 66 is the Worlds Largest Totem Pole in Foyil, OKlahoma. It’s not far from Claremore. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. It’s a must see for any Okie or for anyone driving through Route 66. It was built in 1937 and has been repainted and maintained. It’s a free attraction to go see and they even have a gift shop and museum. (Donations and gift shop purchases help with maintenance)
See the Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa on Route 66
We finally made it over to the Outsiders House Museum. We have been wanting to see it on the inside for awhile now. It was pretty cool to see how much they have kept it up and restored it to look like when the movie was filmed there. The volunteers are passionate and knowledgeable about the movie and the area. They do a wonderful job giving the tour. The gift shop is also filled with memorabilia and unique gifts. It’s worth a stop on any Route 66 or Tulsa adventure.
Route 66 Gifts, Snacks, and more at the Nut House in Claremore, Oklahoma
Last weekend we took a mini Route 66 adventure. We saw the Claremore History Museum and the JM Davis Gun Museum. Afterwards, we stopped by for some snacks at the Nut House before continuing on to the Blue Whale. The Nut House has a huge selection of gifts and food. We ended up getting some fudge and popcorn. But if you wanted to find a gift for someone they have a great selection. The Nut House is also a Stamp stop in the Oklahoma Route 66 Passport Book so be sure to get a free Passport book from @travelok!
See the Largest Firearm Collection in the world at J.M. Davis Museum on Route 66 in Claremore.
Yesterday we made some stops on Route 66 around Oklahoma. We were amazed with the collections at Claremore’s J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. They have a HUGE selection of guns of all shapes and sizes over 12,000 firearms. They even have a Chinese gun from around 1370. Guns weren’t only on display, the museum also had collections of Steins, Old west artifacts, knives and much much more.
Casa Grande Neon Sign Park lights up roadside history daily
Casa Grande Neon Sign ParkBlossom Digital Marketing via Neon Sign Park. (Casa Grande, AZ) At a time when commercial air travel was in its infant stages and more and more people could afford automobiles, interstate motor travel was the way to go in the 1940s and 1950s. Pop culture and travel buffs know that Route 66 was the throughway from Chicago to Los Angeles and all stops in between, beginning in the late 1920s.
From Dust Bowl To Booming Highway: Route 66
Route 66 was developed to bring the country together, but along the way it had a rough and rocky start and ending. To day we are exploring the Route 66 Museum in Kingman to find out more about what inspired the mother road to be constructed and what ultimately led to its demise. Along the way we learn about the first explorers, the native people and rail travel through this area.
Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas
This place is a trip. Basically you bring a can of spray paint to the paint the Cadillacs on the ranch, corn, ground, or garbage cans. An aristocracy of roadside attractions has been raised over the years: glorified in photo essays, calendars, blogs, and social media fiefdoms; spotlighted in video and film; instantly recognizable as icons. These Great Monuments, we are told, represent America's hopes and dreams, art and commerce, materialism and spiritualism, folly and fame. The line-up. Cadillac Ranch is one of them. Professional authors and screenwriters know a pre-baked, easy-to-get symbol when they see it. Who are we to buck the trend? Standing along Route 66 west of Amarillo, Texas, Cadillac Ranch was invented and built by a group of art-hippies imported from San Francisco. They called themselves The Ant Farm, and their silent partner was Amarillo billionaire Stanley Marsh 3.