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The Ultimate Oklahoma I-44 Road Trip

Oklahoma is A-O.K.!

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Created by Roadtrippers - July 18th 2016

Take I-44 from one corner of the state of Oklahoma to the other, and see all the sights, hear all the sounds, and taste all the food the Sooner State has to offer.

Photo of Mickey Mantle Childhood Home
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319 South Quincy Street, Commerce, OK, US

Mickey Mantle Childhood Home

Oklahoma is the birthplace and childhood home of tons of famous American icons, like Mickey Mantle. The baseball great learned how to bat and play catch in the yard of this humble house just off old Route 66. They're still in the process of restoring it to re-open it, but for now, it remains a quiet and humble little side-trip off a backroad in a quaint little Oklahoma town.

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3mi 00h 07m

915 North Main Street, Miami, OK, US

Waylan's Kuku Burger

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Oklahoma means Route 66, and Route 66 means diners with great neon signage. Waylan's Kuku Burger is a total classic. It gets its name from this giant cuckoo bird on the sign, which stands over you as you enjoy crispy fries, grilled-to-perfection burger, soft serve ice cream, and a healthy dose of nostalgia.

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64mi 01h 01m

1720 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK, US

Will Rogers Memorial Center

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Another Oklahoma icon is Will Rogers. The cowboy comedian, writer, and vaudeville performer. Known for his razor sharp wit, he was one of the most beloved stars of the 1920s and 1930s. He died fairly young in a plane crash, but his memory hasn't faded from Oklahoma. There's a massive museum dedicated to him in Claremore, along with his final resting place.

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31mi 00h 34m
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1324 S Main St, Tulsa, OK, US

Hotel Ambassador

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Oklahoma isn't all cowboys and kitsch, though. A stay at the Hotel Ambassador in Tulsa is proof! It's in a historic building, and each room (there are only 7 per floor) is slightly different... they all, of course, combine old-school opulence with modern convenience to perfection, though! Chalkboard, the onsite restaurant, is pretty stellar as well.

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2mi 00h 06m

3313 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK, US

Brookside By Day

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But, of course, some of the best places in Oklahoma are the most unassuming. Take, for example, Brookside By Day. This casual eatery serves up killer breakfasts, delicious burgers and sandwiches, and drinks at the sports bar, where you mingle with the locals.

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49mi 00h 48m
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1521 Oklahoma 99, Stroud, OK, US

Territory Cellars

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Oklahoma is also a great place to grow both cattle and grapes. Make the most of their two crops at Territory Cellars, a steakhouse surrounded by vineyards. The setting is serene, the wine selection is top notch, and the entrees, sides, and desserts are all excellent. Seriously, save room for bread pudding. You won't regret it.

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55mi 00h 51m
Photo of Oklahoma Capitol Building
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2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK, US

Oklahoma Capitol Building

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While you're driving through Oklahoma City, make sure to stop by their stunning Capitol Building. Have a volunteer take you on a guided tour through, or just visit on your own and soak it all in.

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48mi 00h 47m

3854 Hwy 81, Ninnekah, OK, US

Chief Drive-In

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Drive-in theaters are becoming more and more of a rarity across the country, but nostalgia is keeping many, like Chief Drive-In, not just alive, but thriving. Seriously, does anything sound more enchanting than a cheap double feature under a blanket of Oklahoma's stars?

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42mi 00h 42m
Photo of Fort Sill Museum
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437 Quanah Rd, Lawton, OK, US

Fort Sill Museum

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Fort Sill was a stronghold for the US Army in the frontier land of Oklahoma from the 1830s until the 1920s. Today, a museum stands in the fort's place to commemorate all of the events that occurred here. Wagons, Native American grass houses, a replica trading post, and loads of exhibits and artifacts can be found here, and makes this a great place to spend an afternoon.

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4mi 00h 08m

601 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton, OK, US

Museum of The Great Plains

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If you have kids, a stop at the Museum of the Great Plains is a must. Dedicated to the human history of the plains, you'll find art, artifacts, hands-on activities for kids, and even replica buildings like a trading post and a schoolhouse. Budget plenty of time to explore, or just snap a picture of the bison out front!

19mi 00h 25m
Photo of Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
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20539 Oklahoma 115 Scenic, Cache, OK, US

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

End your trip through Oklahoma by leaving the plains for the Wichita Mountains at this Wildlife Refuge. Scenic drives, hiking trails, and more can be explored here at the oldest managed wildlife facility in the country!

Wherever you decide to stop along I-44, Oklahoma offers plenty to see and do. Just because you're in the Great Plains doesn't mean the state is plain!

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