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Lucille's Famous Rt. 66 Gas Station

Old Route 66, Hydro, Oklahoma 73048 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Wed 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms
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“Home to the "Mother of the Mother Road"”

The Provine Service Station (later the Hamons Court, Hamons' Service Station or simply Lucille's Place) is a historic filling station on U.S. Route 66 in Oklahoma. Located a half-mile south of Hydro, Oklahoma and operated by Lucille Hamons from 1941 until her death on August 18, 2000, the site was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Lucille Hamons' generous assistance to motorists on U.S. Route 66 during hard economic times at the end of the Great Depression would make her a US Route 66 legend, earning the nickname "Mother of the Mother Road."

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Reviewed by
Daryn Hillhouse

  • 49 Reviews
  • 98 Helpful
July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0

Saw the old station from the new road as we drove past. It is merely a drive-by photo opp these days... if you want to stop, you'll have to drive past a mile or so before you can turn down onto the old Route 66 road and back up to the station.

Just down the road is the replica station, complete with a restaurant that is dedicated to Route 66. We stopped here for breakfast and the place was totally packed with travelers. Definitely stop for the experience and check out all the memorabilia, a ton of effort has gone into preserving the spirit of the old mother road here... great to see and experience.

11 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
KDEncinitas

  • 3 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
June 07, 2014

fresh coat of paint and new pumps. looks great even driving by on I40

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ploipailin.korsin

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
September 11, 2014
Rated 1.0

Just 2 gas pumps and that's it.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 237 Reviews
  • 486 Helpful
July 01, 2014

No pumps or paint when I went a few weeks ago.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 802 Helpful
April 09, 2016
Rated 4.0

This historic two-story gas station was built by Carl Ditmore in 1929 in a very rural area, in fact it's still very rural, but there's a nearby stream where locals find fossils and arrowheads.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
heather.k.duncan.5

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 13, 2014

Super cool. There is a nice plaque with historical info, and the building looks well kept. The pumps are beautiful and it was well worth the stop!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
joe238

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 10, 2014

Pumps are gone but sign is still up. It's a bit of a shell of a building

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
alanfisher1975

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 03, 2014

Sadly the gas pumps have been removed now. The building is still there however it is clearly neglected and a complete mess inside.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
SkyePilot

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 05, 2020
Rated 5.0

Great stop. loads of space to park right in front of the restored pumps. Get a selfie with your rig and lucilles place. Look through the windows longingly at what appears to be an ice cream shop which I’d have purchased a cone if someone with thumbs was available to answer or open the door locked from the inside. Great photo op! leg stretch, and back in the rig to get on down the road. Hitting a stretch of authentic route 66 from exit to exit is also a treat. Historic roads are fun if not narrow.

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Reviewed by
kieranrundle

  • 14 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 31, 2020
Rated 5.0

Entirely renovated!

The reviews with the pumps gone & paint peeling are now outdated. It is gorgeous & shining. My partner & I stopped there and had about 45 minutes worth of a photoshoot. There’s also a little picnic table but I recommend continuing down the road to Lucille’s diner.

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Lucille's Famous Rt. 66 Gas Station

Old Route 66
Hydro, Oklahoma
73048 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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