Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, USA
The state’s official showcase of Route 66, operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, offers visitors a spirited tour of pure Americana. Focusing on transportation and the complete history of Route 66, exhibits begin with “the world’s largest curio cabinet” offering special treasures collected from along the route. Each exhibit room is flavored by the legendary music in keeping with its particular theme, like “Will Rogers Highway” by native son Woody Guthrie and the Eagles’ “Hotel California.”
Along the way, visitors will see vehicles and hear music while experiencing the history and culture of each decade concerning road construction, transportation, lodging, restaurants, garages, curio shops, attractions and other artifacts, graphics and videos. At the end of their trip down the “Main Street of America,” visitors catch their breath in the theater before stopping in the “Curio” gift shop with its wide selection of signs, books, videos, clothing, toys, games and other mementos.