Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Route 66-Davenport to Oklahoma City


  The Chandler Armory, constructed in 1936-37, was one of many buildings completed during the depression by men working for the Works Projects Administration. It was used by the Oklahoma National Guard until 1971 and became the Route 66 Interpretive Center in 2007. The center provides period seating and plastic covered beds so that visitors can relax as they watch the audio visual displays.

  The entry door is very heavy. Some of the touch screens for the audio visual menus are out of reach for visitors using wheelchairs.

  RV parking is located behind the building.


   This little 1930 Phillips 66 Filling Station is located along Route 66 in downtown Chandler.


The Seaba Station is a restored 1921 DX gas station that now houses a free museum filled with motorcycles and service station memorabilia.



       The museum is accessible. RVs will fit in the lot.

       Don’t miss the stone restroom out back.


   The pull off at the ruins of this stone gas station is large enough for RVs.


  Look at the great condition this section of 1928 concrete road! Modern companies need to get the formula. :-D


  If the gate is opened drive on in, stop and talk awhile with John Hargrove. OK County 66 is his version of the highway. He has built small scale replicas of many of the famous icons.


  He’s also building this truck, piece by piece.


The workshop



  Most of the property is accessible but wheelchair users may need some assistance. The balcony of the main display room is not accessible.

    Visitors with RVs should drive to the top of the hill to park.


The Arcadia Round Barn was built in 1898 and restored in 1992. A gift shop and exhibits about the barn and the history of the area are located on the bottom floor.

The bottom floor is accessible.

The parking lot is large enough for RVs.



  Not all Route 66 icons are old! Pops, opened in 2007, is a gas station, convenience store and restaurant with over 600 flavors of soda pop. The giant soda bottle is 66’ tall and has a LEDs light show at night. The parking lot is large enough for RVs.


    This giant cross belongs to the LifeChurch located at the junction of Route 66 and I-35.



  1. Your having way to much fun!
    Love your blog, keep it up!

    1. I'm so sorry that we missed all of you! We'll see you at the RTR!