National Route 66 Museum

Elk City, Oklahoma

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The National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma celebrates the Mother Road in both Oklahoma and beyond. Focused on the people who lived and work on Route 66, along with the automobiles and places that defined it, the museum campus offers an interactive tour through history. With five museums in one, be sure to reserve a couple of hours on your travel itinerary to explore all of the buildings and exhibits in this complex. Here are some of the highlights.

National Route 66 Museum

The National Route 66 Museum takes visitors on an interactive journey through all eight states on the Mother Road. Intricate displays, photographs, reproductions, authentic artifacts, and personal accounts bring the famous road to life and introduce visitors to important people, places, service stations, motels, and more.

National Transportation Museum & Gift Shop

Your first stop at this Route 66 museum celebrates the vehicles that get you where you’re going. This interactive trip through the history of transportation features classic motorcycles, a 1959 Cadillac, a 1917 Reo Fire Truck, a drive-in move theater display, and more.

Old Town Museum

Housed in a beautiful two-story Victorian house, this museum explores early pioneer life. See informative displays on early pioneer life alongside exhibits featuring a Native American, cowboy, and rodeo life and a tribute to 1981 Miss America Susan Powell (who is also featured in the Miss America Statues at Oklahoma City University).

Farm & Ranch Museum

Explore a vast collection of tools used in early farm and ranch life in western Oklahoma, like tractors, barb wire collections and windmills

Blacksmith Museum

See how blacksmiths created objects from iron and steel by forging the metal with tools to hammer, bend, and cut the metals. See the tools they used along with some of the creations, like weapons and horseshoes.

Historic Village

Explore the museum complex to find the White Gristed Mill, Opera House, Rock Bluff School, Cowtown Watering Hole, Livery Stable, Memorial Chapel, Railroad Depot, Country Doctors Office, Paul Jones Drug Store, and more.

Giant Route 66 Sign

One of the highlights of visiting the National Route 66 Museum is the giant Route 66 sign out front. It’s the perfect selfie stop to commemorate your Route 66 road trip. It is big and beautiful, especially when lit up in neon at night.

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National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

National Route 66 Museum

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
2717 W 3rd St, Elk City, OK 73644

Hours:
9am-5pm (Monday-Saturday)
1pm-5pm (Sunday, Memorial Day Though Labor Day)

Cost:
$5.00 (Adults)
$4.00 (Children ages 6 – 16, under 5 Free)
$4.00 (Seniors, AAA and ages 60 and up)

Phone Number:
(580) 225-3542

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National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Plenty of parking is available in the adjoining lot, including space for larger rigs.
  • Plan ahead: the museum is closed Sundays for a part of the year. It is also closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
  • Active military and families get free admission on Memorial and Veterans Day.

Where to Stay Near the National Route 66 Museum

Exhausted after a full day of exploring? Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest at one of these Oklahoma hotels near this Route 66 museum.

66 Kicks in Elk

Need room for the whole family? 66 Kicks in Elk is a three bedroom, one bath pet-friendly home with decor touches meant to give you a feel of the heyday of The Mother Road.

Bluebird Inn

Originally built in 1905, The Bluebird Inn is a restored hotel in downtown Elk City. Experience modern-day conveniences with a historic feel and enjoy comfy king sized beds with luxurious linens. This Route 66 hotel offers an upscale, unique, and comfortable place to stay.

Travel Inn Weatherford

This budget Route 66 motel features 24 rooms. The Travel Inn is within walking distance of Lucille’s Restaurant and is just a short drive away from the museum!

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1 Review of National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

  1. This is one of the coolest Route 66 museums! There is so much to see so plan to spend some time here between all the different exhibits and museums. Also take photos with the giant Route 66 sign out front!

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