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Will Rogers Memorial Cruise on Historic Route 66 & Sock Hop- June 23rd

This event is open to all cars and clubs! - Leaves at 1:00 from Crystal City Center.

$20 per car for a whole day of activities and an evening of live music at the sock hop!

Rev your engines and join the "Real Cars on 66" Will Rogers Memorial Cruise!

Noon-3pm T-shirts will be for sale $10.00 each for s,m,l,xl, and $12.00 for 2x, 3x. Awesome custom shirts displaying route
Noon-3pm Passport available for $20 per car to enter the cruise and to be eligible for freebies along route stops and to enter the sock hop at the Will Rogers Memorial in the evening. The passport also maps outs choices of stops along the route. This is a fund raiser to help raise money to support the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, so additional donations are welcome.

1:00pm -
Short instructions from Will Rogers Interpretive Guide Andy Hogan   

Stops on the route below:

1. Drive past Sue Bland Oil Well, right beside Ollies Station Restaurant, but can pull into parking lot if you would like a photo of it.

2. Route 66 Station Park -West Tulsa on Southwest Blvd. Photographer will take pictures for a fee of your car an or family, tour the stop. Overflow parking can use Webster High School parking lot if needed. Photographer available 1-3pm
3. Drive on real Route 66 and cross the Arkansas River and Go under the gateway to Route 66, limited parking and ability to stop and get great shots of downtown and the Arkansas River or just a great shot of all the cars coming across Rt66. Would like to have some media set up here if they could get a shot of the cars coming across the gateway, but not sure how we can make that happen.
4. It is tricky to get through downtown with the construction, but the Blue Dome is along the original route 66 and a cruise through downtown is welcomed. This is not a timed event, just a chance to see the interesting Route 66 stops that Tulsa has to offer, so take your time and enjoy the view of downtown Route 66.
5. Meadow Gold sign on Route 66, a scheduled stop with a treat for all who show their Cruise passport. (This location is on 11th just west of Peoria).
Youtube Video Meadow Gold Sign
6. There are several Route 66 stops along this path, but the next one we actually have as a stop is the Desert Hill Motel (
Desert Hill Inn ), so enjoy the stops along the way, but stop and take your picture in front of the Desert Hills Motel sign and keep for your scrapbook or post on your facebook page.
7. Take 11th street until you have to take the Route 66 cut over at Catoosa, Oklahoma. Right after you go through Catoosa, the Blue Whale sits on the left of Route 66 and has long been a favorite Route 66 Stop. Again, if you have your passport, you will receive gift.
 Blue Whale Catoosa
8. Cruise on up and stop at the Nut House, there will be activities there all day long and plenty of treats to buy or if you need that special cup of java or a great piece of fudge, I am sure that Hazel can help you with that. Great store and environment. Best pecans in the state of Oklahoma.
9. Will Rogers Hotel, is a great stop to drive by, but I would park and take a look in the lobby of the large statue of Will Rogers at the microphone. This was a great hotel in its day and is worth looking at.
Will Rogers Hotel
10. If you want a fun place for a photo, turn right on Will Rogers Blvd and go a few blocks until you see Will Rogers sitting on a bench reading a paper, just sit beside him and have your picture taken with your own camera.
11. Go back to route 66 and continue to the north east. You will see the J.M. Davis Gun Museum on the left. Stop in and tour the Museum. It has over 50,000 items and of course over 15,000 guns. With your passport, entry will be waived.
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
12. 5:00pm-7:00pm Will Rogers Memorial will be selling BBQ sandwiches and drinks and free tours of the Museum will be available with your passport, otherwise it is $5.00 per person to tour the Museum.
Will Rogers Memorial-
13. 7:00pm The passport allows free entry into the Sock Hop which will be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum at 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, Oklahoma 74014. Sock Hop will have live 60's music played by the
Bill Holden Band and refreshments will be for sale by volunteers. In the event that someone just wants to come to the sock hop, the entry fee will be $10 per person regardless of age.
14. 7:00pm to 10:00pm in the Museum also available a photographer it you want to purchase a special memento of your "Night at the Museum".
Michael Wallis films on Route 66 will also be playing in the theater for those that need a quick break off their feet between dances.


For more information contact the Will Rogers Memorial Museum 918-341-0719


Oklahoma Route 66 Links:

Route 66 Village  is located 4 miles Southwest of Downtown Tulsa on Historic Southwest Blvd.
Southwest Tulsa on Historic Route 66 : Features Historic Information about Route 66 in Tulsa
Oklahoma Route 66 Association: Information on Route 66 all across Oklahoma
Vision 2025 Route 66 Plans: Checkout the plans Tulsa has for Route 66 Tourism!
Oklahoma Scenic By-Ways: Route 66 "The Mother Road"
Cyrus Avery:  The Father of Route 66
Route 66 Museum: Located in Clinton Oklahoma
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