Route 66 Interpretive Center - Chandler, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 42.567 W 096° 52.603
14S E 692080 N 3953800
Quick Description: As you enter Chandler from the east, prepare yourself to go on Mother Road Overload.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2010 4:49:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM9X8A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
Entering Chandler from the east on Route 66 (known also as Mickey Clarkson Avenue), where it intersects with First Street, your attention will be immediately drawn to a classic 1930s WPA-constructed National Guard Armory which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Guard moved to another location in the 1970s, and this armory has been restored to perfect condition.

In 2007, the Route 66 Interpretive Center opened here. This is a very unique way to experience Route 66. During the hour-long set of videos, you will be able to actually experience staying in a vintage motel, driving along the highway seeing the billboards and neon signs, experiencing the Dust Bowl days, the Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive, and seeing the Oklahoma experience from the 1920s to the present day. This virtual tour will leave you feeling like you've "gotten your kicks on Route 66."

There is a gift shop and bookstore in the Center.


Hours:
May-Sep: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
Oct-Apr: Tues-Sat 10-5, Closed Sunday
Phone: 405-258-1300
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Significant Interest: Museum

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Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Address of Icon:
400 East Route 66
Chandler, OK US
74834


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