Oklahoma has two Route 66 museums a couple exits apart – one In Elk City and one in “What Happened,” er… Clinton. Both are worth visiting, but don’t stay at the Clarion Inn in Elk City (there were no Marriott brands there). They might be starting a remodel, but they have a long way to go,
In Elk City, the Old Town Museum Complex includes several museums. All are worthwhile, especially the National Route 66 & Transportation Museum. Click a picture to enlarge and start a slide show:
Here is a look around the village at the museum:
Down the road in Clinton at Oklahoma Route 66 Museum:
We had lunch at the Route 66 Café at the Marketplace in Clinton. Recommended by a volunteer at the museum and the entire clientele was locals. Beats the chains for sure.