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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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  • This was one of my longest Route 66 riding days with only 3-4 'must see attractions' on the itinerary. I was running a little behind on time and almost drove past, however given it was 100+ in the hea...  more »
  • This is a neat place. Lots to look at downstairs, but upstairs is outstanding. Make sure you open a "window" and look out.  more »
  • Quaint little stop & look if on Hwy. 66. Interesting shape & able to go, walk around in country fresh air.  more »
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  • Fun 1/5th day stop in OK History! Great old historical true OK spot in the road. You'll miss it unless you slow down around the curve. Neat floor plan w/ an upper room for parties or weddings. OK truly is loaded w/ history.
  • Roadside attraction that was close to another down the street. With the stop? If you like barns, sure
  • The red round barn is definitely a unique place. They don't take credit cards. They have Route 66 merch. But also, they have some odd items for sale, similar to a garage sale. (Razor scooter, old plastic fans, etc)
  • Pretty cool to see a round barn! It's kinda cool but nothing spectacular unless you happen to like red barns of all shapes and sizes as my wife and I do. So for us, it was worth the stop... Go inside to get souvenirs and to learn about it's history.
  • And just a mile from Pop's Shoppe is this wonderful place!! Worth every minute we spent there!!