Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Clinton

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#10 of 71 in Museums in Oklahoma
For the ultimate Route 66 experience, visit the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK. The museum’s galleries were recently redesigned in 2012 to offer visitors a personal journey through the history of the nation’s most revered highway. Encounter the iconic ideas, images and myths of the Mother Road. Learn about the dreams and labor needed to make the road a reality. Experience the Dust Bowl as thousands streamed along the road, away from drought and despair and towards the “land of promise.” Listen to the sounds of the Big Band Era, when the roar of the big trucks and the welcome home cries to returning soldiers dominated the road. Touch the counter and sit in the booth of the 1950’s diner and feel the open road as America’s families vacationed along the length of Route 66. The museum also offers changing special exhibits, focusing on the Rt. 66 experience.
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  • Great museum. There is a lot of history in the museum that brings back the good memories of the United States having that “can do” attitude and being the leader in manufacturing.  more »
  • We stopped here on our way to Oklahoma City. They really have to old route 66 stuff here and I am sure you will find something you just have to have. A nice tour thru memory lane with some restored ol...  more »
  • All along Route 66 towns have erected museums dedicated to the history of this amazing road. The one in Clinton is one of my favorites. It has assembled a fantastic collection of memorabilia.  more »
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  • This was my favorite of all the Rt.66 museums that I've visited. The museum is clean, modern, and collections are we'll spaced. You can easily read signs or look at displays without bumping into other people. The museum is well thought out in terms of layout and explaining the history and significance of Rt. 66 as well as the history of the country at the same time. The gift shop offered a nice array of tasteful souvenirs that were reasonably priced.
  • Great location to visit and learn the history of Route 66. The building is well themed and looks great. The staff here were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this location if you want to learn about the history of Route 66
  • So many awesome bits of memorabilia of the Mother Road. The museum is very well done.
  • Was closed, so I can give a full opinion, but all we could see looks great
  • Terrific small museum. They are rightly proud of this small and VERY well maintained museum. The staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Loved the tour and the audio commentary.

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