Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal

Tulsa, Oklahoma

OklahomaRoadside Attraction

In June 2024 a new Route 66 roadside attraction landed in Tulsa, Oklahoma: the Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal at Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66.

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.

Buck instantly became a Route 66 icon, but the shop’s owner, Mary Beth Babcock, had even bigger plans for the space. She has been filling her Route 66 souvenir shop with more and more roadside attractions ever since, including Piggy Stardust (a fiberglass pig) and a Robots on 66 robot. She even bought the house next door, turned it into an Airbnb, and then later converted it into an antique shop.

But one thing was notably missing from both her shop and all of Route 66: a Uniroyal Gal. While there are plenty of muffler men on Route 66, the Mother Road was desperate for a big strong fiberglass woman.

In 2023 Mary Beth hatched the idea to add another roadside attraction to her mix and conceptualized Stella Atom: a 19-foot custom-made space cowgirl Uniroyal Gal.

The Miss Uniroyal Gal is a particular type of roadside attraction. These giant women were originally created by International Fiberglass and are similar to their male Muffler Man counterparts, though, obviously female. It is said that the original sculptor modeled the design after Jackie Kennedy and they were made to interchangeably wear a bikini or a slightly more modest shirt and top.

While the Tulsa Uniroyal Gal is not a refurbished original, it was custom-made by Mark Cline from Enchanted Castle Studios to fit perfectly into the space cowboy theme of the Route 66 souvenir shop. Buck stands at the east side of the converted 1950s PEMCO service station and now Stella stands at the west.

Every inch of the roadside attraction was designed to pay homage to Route 66, Tulsa, and Mary Beth’s family. The boots are painted with Oklahoma wildflowers and yellow Swallowtail butterflies to honor her late mother. Her red dress was inspired by a vintage Western dress. Her belt buckle is the Route 66 shield and a Tulsa flag is immortalized on her back. She even wears accessories by local artists, like a gigantic cuff make by Beverly Wissen of Genuine Oklahoma Souvenirs and a shooting-star-shooting ray gun made by Josh Waddell of 3 Bulls Upcycling

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Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66

Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal

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1347 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

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Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66
Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to see Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal in Tulsa, Oklahoma, here are some things to know before you go.

  • While this Route 66 Uniroyal Gal 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 on 66!
  • Also look for the Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man on site!
  • While in the area, check out more of the best attractions on Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Where to Stay Near the Stella Atom Space Cowgirl Uniroyal Gal

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