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Arcadia Round Barn, Arcadia

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The Arcadia Round Barn is a landmark and tourist attraction on historic U.S. Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma, United States. It was built by local farmer William Harrison Odor in 1898 using native bur oak boards soaked while green and forced into the curves needed for the walls and roof rafters. A second level was incorporated for use as a community gathering place. The town of Arcadia developed and prospered with the arrival of the railroad and in the 1920s the newly commissioned Route 66 was aligned through the town, passing next to the Round Barn. Over time, the barn became the most photographed landmark on Route 66.With the reduction of traffic along Route 66 following the arrival of the Interstate, Arcadia and the barn likewise declined. In 1988 the 60 foot diameter roof collapsed. A team of volunteers led by Luther Robison worked to rebuild the structure, and restoration work was completed in 1992. Today the old barn is a tourist attraction and visitors admire the architectural and engineering details of America's only truly round (as opposed to hexagonal or octagonal) barn.
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  • We were down the road eating at Pops. We decided to come here for a short stop over. Our tour guide was a 91 year young man. He didn't look over 70. He was full of information about this Historic Land...  more »
  • The Old Round Barn is a historic landmark on Route 66 in Arcadia, OK, just a few miles east of Edmond. Built in 1898, this is the only true round barn in the US. Before I-44 went in, the barn was the ...  more »
  • A wonderful Rt 66 stop and you must go upstairs to see the beautiful inside of the roof....Wow! The downstairs museum and gift shop are nice. This is so worth the stop, it is free with just a donation...  more »
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  • Historical round barn along Route 66. Definitely worth a stop. Free admission and fun to tour. I enjoyed speaking to the local older generation about the history there. Plus on a beautiful day it makes for fantastic pictures! There is an upstairs area to see and downstairs is full of antiques and historical info. Tour the grounds as well.
  • This is a historic place. Has old machery, pictures, free WiFi. The second Sunday of each month blue grass musicians gather and play. They like the acoustic structure. Lots of weddings are performed at the round barn. Tables and chairs are included in the loft rental. People from all over the stop and admire, and listen to the stories. The barn visit is free, donations are welcome to fund the maintenance.
  • This is a wonderful site to see. Very historical and amazing. Good place to take HS students that are interested in history. Also, great place to plan your wedding!
  • A great family outing. Museum in the lowrr area is a trip to the past. A route 66 icon, the barn is visited by people from all over the world. Don't miss the loft upstairs!
  • Another place that should be on your Route 66 trip. It won't take much time and you will get to see this wonderful structure! The wood beams are so wonderful and they have a lot of historic photos and fun facts for you to learn. Great little stop!

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