Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man

Tulsa, Oklahoma

OklahomaRoadside Attraction

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 opened on Route 66 in 2018. The quirky souvenir shop is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a repurposed classic 1950’s PEMCO gas station. A year after opening the shop’s mascot, a space cowboy named Buck Atom, was brought to life in the most spectacular of ways: with a giant fiberglass Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man.

The star attraction at Buck Atom’s is the 21-foot tall space cowboy muffler man. Muffler men roadside attractions are fiberglass giants who stand anywhere from 14 to 25 feet tall. Each has a similar design and was built between 1963 and 1972 by International Fiberglass in Venice, California. With signature stances, these big men stood outside of muffler shops and other businesses to call attention from the road. But this one isn’t an original. This one was a brand new, custom-made, space cowboy that bridges the vintage charm of an original with a modern twist.

Nicknamed “Buck Atom,” this roadside attraction was created by fiberglass artist Mark Cline, the man behind such roadside attractions as Foamhenge and Dinosaur Kingdom II, along with other modern day muffler men like the one at Carl’s Ice Cream in Normal, Illinois.

Cline used a mold made from a 1960s cowboy muffler man that had previously been seen in Calgary, Alberta to create this one-of-a-kind roadside attraction. Buck stands tall, wearing red, blue, and silver along with a yellow cowboy hat. In his hands he holds a silver rocketship, designed by local artist Chris Wollard.

Dedicated on May 11, 2019, Buck quickly became a favorite muffler man among road trippers and a must-see Route 66 roadside attraction.

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Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
1347 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Hours:
Visible 24/7

Cost:
Free

Phone Number:
(918) 895-9769

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Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, here are some things to know before you go.

  • While this Route 66 muffler man is always visible, the shop has limited hours: 10 :00am–5:30 pm Monday-Saturday and 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday.
  • Easy street parking is available.
  • If you love vintage shopping head around the corner to also check out Buck’s Vintage!
  • Coming in 2024, this muffler man is getting a girlfriend! Look for the Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal!
  • Come during October to see this muffler man dressed up in a mask for Frankenstein, Dracula, the Werewolf, and more!
  • While in the area, check out more of the best attractions on Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Where to Stay Near Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest at one of these Tulsa hotels near this Route 66 roadside attraction.

Desert Hills Motel

Desert Hills Motel is a classic Route 66 motor court that has been providing travelers with a good night’s sleep since 1953. The remodeled motel offers clean, comfortable rooms at a budget price. Look for the bright neon sign with the glowing green cactus!

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel located on Santa Fe Square in the Blue Dome District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Blue Dome District is one of Tulsa’s most popular entertainment districts with a wide variety of local restaurants, bars, and venues. The interior of this Tulsa hotel pays homage to the surrounding area with an industrial-inspired modern look. Murals and artwork throughout the hotel are inspired by local attractions and history.

The Campbell

The Campbell Hotel offers a luxury experience in lavish and historic accommodation that is on National Register of Historic Places. Originally opened as the Casa Loma Hotel inside the Max Campbell Building in 1927, the property was conveniently located at the end of the trolley line that ran from downtown to Delaware Avenue on 11th Street.

Enhance your visit to Tulsa with a tour! Whether you love history, architecture, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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1 Review of Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  1. I love the Buck Atom muffler man so much! I always make room in my road trip itinerary to visit him (and Mary Beth, who owns Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66) when driving through Tulsa. He’s especially fun to visit around Halloween when he gets dressed up in a mask!

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