Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Clinton
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is the largest history museum from Chicago to Santa Monica dedicated to the history and culture of Route 66. The museum spans over 60 years of Route 66 history and showcases vehicles, artefacts, photographs, videos and an audio tour narrated by Michael Wallis (author of the Route 66 Travellers Guide).
Take a personal journey through the history of the nation’s most revered highway and encounter the iconic ideas, images, and myths of the Mother Road. Experience the dust bowl as thousands streamed along the road, away from drought and despair and towards the “land of promise.” Listen to the sounds of the Big Band Era, when the roar of the big trucks and the welcome home cries to returning soldiers dominated the road. Touch the counter and sit in the booth of the 1950’s diner and feel the open road as America’s families vacationed along the length of Route 66.
The museum also offers special changing exhibits focusing on the Route 66 experience in their 'Now and Future' gallery.
This is a great addition to any Route 66 itinerary and every effort has been made to make sure the exhibits are both eye-catching and informative. Each themed room comes to life with appropriate music of the time and the exhibits are colourful and often interactive. There’s also a great gift shop that’ll satisfy all your Route 66 needs!