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The Big Route 66 Bucket List: 50 Can’t-Miss Things to See on Route 66

Historic Route 66 sign against blue sky in the state of California, USA

Heading out on Route 66? While there are thousands of things to see on Route 66, you obviously can’t see every single national park, major city, and roadside attraction on the Mother Road unless you have months to explore. So use this Route 66 bucket list to plan your trip. Can’t read now? Pin for […]

50 Insanely Instagrammable Places in Oklahoma City

USA - Oklahoma - Oklahoma City - Skyline of Oklahoma City, OK with OKC sign and ferris wheel

Oklahoma City architecture is a mix of early twentieth-century design, Route 66 kitsch, and hip new buildings with a modern aesthetic. This means that there is a wide variety of styles and designs to be found in OKC’s photo spots – everything from Prarie chic to Don Draper to Pinterest-perfection. Here are my favorite Instagrammable […]

15 Stunning Oklahoma Scenic Drives to Enjoy Nature Away from People

Talimena Drive in Southeast Oklahoma

When I think about some of the most scenic drives I’ve been on in my lifetime, I think about winding my way around the coastline in Crete, driving through northern Portugal in the Douro wine valley, and road tripping around Slea Head Drive in Ireland. But I also, honestly, think about sunset in the Wichita […]

21 of the Best Weekend Getaways in Oklahoma

The sky and rocky edge reflects in the still water in the early morning at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, November 2017 Oklahoma

Sometimes you just need to get away from home for a few days and relax. Visiting somewhere new, even if it’s closely, is invigorating. A quick trip can bring families closer together, create friends for life, and provide the perfect way to blow off some steam. And you don’t have to go far to enjoy […]

The 10 Best Major Cities on Route 66 You Need to See

USA - Illinois - Chicago - Downtown Chicago & Lake Michigan

Dreaming of a Route 66 road trip and not sure where to stop along the way? While the best parts of the Mother Road are often exploring the off-beat places and hidden gems, you also want to take advantage of spending some time in the best major cities on Route 66. Whether you have enough […]

How to Visit the Arcadia Round Barn on Route 66

USA - Oklahoma - Arcadia - Route 66 Famous Round Barn in Arcadia, OK - Built in 1910

Having grown up just five minutes from the Arcadia Round Barn on Route 66, I have to admit that I’ve taken it for granted. However, this architectural wonder and historic site set the area apart. In our effort to highlight all of the best museums in Oklahoma, we spoke with Kimberly Burk, publicist and volunteer […]

Learn Oklahoma Railroad History at the Bristow Historical Museum & Depot

Oklahoma - Bristow - Bristow Historical Museum and Depot

Train enthusiasts will absolutely love spending an afternoon exploring the Bristow Historical Museum & Depot, which has as its home a renovated 1923 train depot! If you love the romance of the railway, here’s how to have the best trip possible! In our effort to highlight all of the best museums in Oklahoma, we spoke […]

Everything You Need to Know to Visit the Bartlesville Area History Museum

Bartlesville Area History Museum

Looking for something educational to do with your kids? Head to the Bartlesville Area History Museum, which boasts a model one-room schoolhouse to help transport them back in time! TIn our effort to highlight all of the best museums in Oklahoma, we spoke with Heather D. Hutto from BAHM to share what makes this museum […]

Plan a Perfect Visit to Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

Tutu - Photo provided courtesy of Delaynna Trim from the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art.

Did you know that the only ancient Egyptian mummy in Oklahoma is on display right in Shawnee? To see this and other fine art treasures, plan a visit to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art! In our effort to highlight all of the best museums in Oklahoma, we spoke with Delaynna Trim, the Curator of Collections […]

17 Things to Know Before Visiting the 45th Infantry Division Museum

WWI - Michael Gonzales

If you want to learn about Oklahoma’s role in American military history, then head down to the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City! In our effort to highlight all of the best museums in Oklahoma, we spoke with Michael Gonzales, the Curator of the 45th Infantry Division Museum, to share what makes this museum […]