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Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

2229 W Gary Blvd, Clinton, Oklahoma 73601 USA

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“A route 66 institution, est. 1968”

Spring Feb 1–Apr 31 Monday–Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 1 to 5 pm Summer May 1–Aug 31 Monday–Saturday 9 am to 7 pm Sunday 1 to 6 pm Autumn Sep 1–Nov 30 Monday–Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 1 to 5 pm Winter Dec 1–Jan 30 Tuesday–Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Closed The first week of January and all state holidays. The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is operated by The Oklahoma Historical Society, a state agency. The museum was originally opened to the public in 1968 as the Museum of the Western Trails, operated by the Oklahoma Industrial Trust and Recreation Department (which later became the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation). In 1991 the museum was transferred to OHS. In 1993 plans began for a redevelopment of the museum in order to focus on transportation and Route 66. The project was funded with federal, state and private funds, with the citizens of Clinton (population approximately 10,000) raising over $200,000.00.

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Reviewed by
joyfuljeni

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

A step back in time to look at the history of Route 66 and how it changed America. Great walk-through museum for all ages. Museum does have a fee,$5 adult and less for students and seniors. Gift shop has unique souvenirs and shirts that are reasonably priced. This is a definite stop for Route 66 enthusiasts!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
getawaygalsd

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
June 20, 2014

Best walk through time. Love every moment of the experience. Nicest staff.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Laura Simpson

  • 42 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
April 28, 2021
Rated 5.0

This is a fun walk-thru museum if you want to know anything about Route 66 (The Mother Road) and what it was like to travel it. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to go through and see everything. In addition, 2 miles down the road is a Route 66 Cafe which is a great lunch spot (although not listed on Roadtrippers). Friendly people and home cooked food. It is also like a trip back in time to combine the two together. So much fun!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
EscapeRvist

  • 115 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 12, 2021
Rated 5.0

Awesome museum representing the time period. They have plenty of artifacts. Very clean! Get some gas in town - there isnt another station for awhile. Learn more about our trip here: https://www.facebook.com/escapervist/posts/175431017757170

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
klytwynec

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 29, 2020
Rated 5.0

One of the best museums on Route 66. Well informed staff and well executed exhibits. Extremely informative and if you can only stop at one Route 66 museum, this is the one.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MICHAEL KENNEDY

  • 13 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
October 16, 2018

Spring Feb 1–Apr 31
Monday–Saturday
9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm

Summer May 1–Aug 31
Monday–Saturday
9 am to 7 pm
Sunday 1 to 6 pm

Autumn Sep 1–Nov 30
Monday–Saturday
9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm

Winter Dec 1–Jan 30
Tuesday–Saturday
9 am to 5 pm

Closed
The first week of January and all state holidays.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
BethanyRaeSharpless

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 02, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is a must-see! Very close to Rt 40 exit and a wonderful collection.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
constantine07

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 21, 2021
Rated 1.0

Not historically accurate as they only tell a sanitized version of history. They have a huge picture on the wall “white waiting area” and nothing mentioning the segregation impact on minorities traveling on Route 66 or the Green Book travel guide.

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Reviewed by
Steven Morgenstein

  • 40 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
May 21, 2021

My wife and I went today. It’s as 99% of what the people said.

The only issue is their hours. We got there at 4:30, expecting them to be open till 7PM.

After buying our tickets, the young lady said they were closing at 5PM.

So...we rushed through some of the displays. You need a good hour to two hours if you want to read all the history and watch videos.

Call ahead but worth the money.

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Reviewed by
happytobehere434

  • 33 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
November 28, 2020
Rated 4.0

Well done, but it's mostly reading and pictures. Route 66 is like the Sante Fe Trail. It served its purpose and progress mothballed it.

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Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

2229 W Gary Blvd
Clinton, Oklahoma
73601 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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