The Mother Road was born in Northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country. Tulsa’s Cyrus Avery was responsible for establishing a national highway system in 1926 which included a route across eight states, from Chicago to Los Angeles. This road ultimately became known as Route 66 and was immortalized by Hollywood with a weekly show of the same name.
Route 66 icons in Green Country are classic and include the last remaining Ku-Ku Burger restaurant in Miami, Totem Pole Park in Foyil, the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Route 66 Historical Village in Tulsa and the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa. Many historic diners and restored buildings can be found along Route 66 and new stops and jazzy welcome signs have joined in this nostalgic resurgence. Take a spin at night and view many iconic neon signs along the route that harken back to its glory days.
So grab a friend and get your kicks on Green Country’s stretch of Route 66.