As Route 66 left Joplin, Missouri westbound, it was only a short distance to Kansas, and then to the Oklahoma border.
It quickly entered Commerce, and headed southwest through Miami, Afton, and into Chelsea.
The nation's longest drivable stretch of Route 66 crosses Oklahoma, making its way past charming towns, roadside diners and quirky attractions.
One of our favorite attractions near Chelsea is Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park ... highly recommended!
|Map of Historic Route 66 showing the location of Chelsea, Oklahoma
A museum stands on the property called the “Fiddle House” which showcases Galloway’s fiddles and other creations.
Totem Pole Park
|The Fiddle House
| Ed Galloway's collection of fiddles
|A great place for quiet!
|Details of the totem pole
Oklahoma Route 66 Passport
The Oklahoma Route 66 Passport from the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department helps Route 66 travelers find new destinations to explore and document their progress along the way. A new updated passport (yellow) is being offered beginning in 2023.
The Route 66 Passport, which is available free at TravelOK.com, features 66 of the state’s memorable Mother Road attractions. It includes iconic stops like Catoosa’s Blue Whale, Stroud’s Rock Cafe and Clinton’s Oklahoma Route 66 Museum along with many newer favorites.
Get your passport stamped at each stop, then take it to a Tourism Information Center to be verified and earn an exclusive Route 66 coin.
Both the new yellow and previous red Route 66 Passports are now available in a digital format. Download the official TravelOK Trip Planner app on the Apple App Store or Google Play to get started. When you get to each stop, you'll find a code displayed that you can enter to digitally check in.