Route 66 Road Trip to Chandler, Oklahoma

Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma

"The Mother Road" was established on November 11, 1926, and ultimately stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles.

U.S. Route 66 was one of the United State's first continuous stretches of paved highway, and served as a major path for those who migrated west.

In Oklahoma, Route 66 covered 432 miles. After traveling through Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, the Mother Road entered Oklahoma near Commerce, and headed southwest to Miami, Catoosa, Tulsa, Sapulpa and into Chandler. In general, it followed the route of present-day Interstate I-44. From Chandler, Route 66 continued west to Arcadia, Oklahoma City, Clinton, Elk City and into Texas.

Chandler, Oklahoma

The City of Chandler is located at the midway point along Route 66 between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. It is the county seat of Lincoln County, and home to more than 3,000 residents.

International tourist interest in historic U.S. Route 66, “Main Street of America”, has increased travel to Chandler and the Route 66 Interpretive Center in the historic National Guard native stone armory.

Route 66 travelers can learn about settler life at the Lincoln County Museum of Pioneer History, and view some of the motorcycles that used to travel on Route 66 at the nearby Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum.

Visitors can experience the great outdoors at Bell Cow Lake & Equestrian Campground, a perfect place for camping, boating, hiking, biking and horseback riding along the Bell Cow Lake Trail System.

Map of Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma showing the location of Chandler
Map of Historic Route 66 showing the location of Chandler


Route 66 Interpretive Center

The Route 66 Interpretive Center at 400 East 1st Street takes participants through a visually entertaining “drive” from the 1920s through current-day Oklahoma.

Travelers of all ages will be delighted to experience the Center's nostalgic trip down “The Mother Road.” This uniquely interactive history is a tale told through an interesting array of videos portraying the huge part Oklahoma has played in forming the sights and sounds along the way.

Route 66 Interpretive Center, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

Phillips 66 Service Station

Phillips 66 Service Station #1423, built circa 1930, is located at 701 Manvel Avenue in Chandler.
This cottage style station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
Phillips 66 Service Station, Chandler, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

Lincoln County Museum of Pioneer History

Founded on April 26, 1954, the Lincoln County Historical Society and Museum of Pioneer History is dedicated to the preservation of local history and the education of future generations in our shared heritage. The collections within the museum include county-wide photographs and artifacts from families dating back to before the land run of 1891.

Located at 719 Manvel Avenue in Chandler, OK 74834

Lincoln County Museum Website

Lincoln County Museum of Pioneer History in Chandler, Oklahoma

McJerry's Route 66 Gallery in Chandler

While in Chandler, be sure to stop and visit McJerry's Route 66 Gallery at 306 Manvel (Highway 18), just off OK 66, north of downtown. The Gallery is operated by Jerry McClanahan, the award-winning artist and Route 66 historian/writer of the popular EZ 66 Guide for Travelers.

Phone 405.240.7659 for more information and opening times, and visit the McJerry66.com website.


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Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum

The Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum is located at 336992 E. Highway 66 in Warwick, Oklahoma, west of Chandler.

Seaba Station was built in 1921 by John and Alice Seaba, five years before historic Route 66 would be certified. This building's life started out as a DX station, and has now been restored and operated as a popular motorcycle museum.

Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum website and Seaba Station on Facebook,
or phone 405.258.9141

Sign at the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66 Exterior view of the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66
Interior display at the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66 Motorcycles on display at the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66



Davenport, Oklahoma

Welcome to Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66, just east of Chandler
Welcome to Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

One of the many classic murals in Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

One of the many classic murals in Davenport, Oklahoma, on Historic Route 66

Lodging, Dining and Attractions in the Chandler Area

TripAdvisor

Chandler Travel Guide at TripAdvisor

Hotels in/near Chandler with traveler reviews at TripAdvisor

Chandler restaurant reviews at TripAdvisor

Attractions and Things to Do in Chandler

Interactive Map of Chandler, Oklahoma


More Information about Chandler and Route 66

City of Chandler website

Chandler Area Chamber of Commerce

Chandler at the TravelOK website

Travel Oklahoma: Route 66

Oklahoma Historical Society: Route 66

Oklahoma Route 66 Association

Chandler Weather at WeatherUnderground

Chandler Travel Guide: Hotels, dining, attractions


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Oklahoma City to Texas

Route 66 Road Trip westbound from Oklahoma City to Texas

Oklahoma Route 66 Passport

The Official 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.

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.

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