Did you know Tulsa is home to a sprawling 26-mile stretch of Route 66? New neons, restaurants and shops are constantly popping up, making Route 66 one of the hotspots for kids and grown-ups alike.
With our leg of the Mother Road packed with tons of indoor and outdoor attractions for the whole family to enjoy, you’ll have a hard time being bored. For your next day trip down America’s Main Street and a unique taste of Tulsa, check out this itinerary for an unforgettable experience.
- Start your day at Wildflower Cafe
- Visit Decopolis Discovitorium & Tulsarama
- Explore the Meadow Gold District
- Snag a souvenir at Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios
- Fuel up at Mother Road Market
- Check out the Shops at Mother Road Market
- Treat yourself at Sweets & Cream
- Catch a game at The University of Tulsa
- Grab dinner at a Route 66 restaurant
- Watch the sunset at Cyrus Avery Plaza
Start your day at Wildflower CafeBack to Top of List
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Bright and fresh is exactly what you can expect from Wildflower Cafe. Considered one of Tulsa’s best new daytime restaurants, you can find all your favorite breakfast classics with a healthy twist.
Enjoy all your breakfast favs–biscuits and gravy, a loaded waffle or a breakfast burrito. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll be fueled up and ready for a full day of shopping and fun on Route 66.
Visit Decopolis Discovitorium & TulsaramaBack to Top of List
Decopolis is a unique spot on Route 66 offers an immersive experience unlike any other. Explore the Art Deco-themed “town square” and mini-Museum, plus the Discovitorium filled with fantastical science décor and gifts that the whole family can enjoy.
Explore the Meadow Gold DistrictBack to Top of List
Meadow Gold District is home to some of the most memorable sights you can expect to see on Route 66. Many locally-owned spots and public art galleries are located on this stretch of the Mother Road and provide eclectic shopping, dining and views. Not to mention–the iconic Meadow Gold Sign is one of the best spots in town to grab a neon sign selfie.
Put together a picnic with supplies from the Meat and Cheese Show, a spot offering gourmet charcuterie items from small-batch cheeses, cooked and cured meats, dried fruits, nuts and other assortments for the whole family to devour.
Make sure you check out Southwest Trading Company, which is a family and Indigenous-owned business that sells unique native-made goods like clothing, jewelry and more. You can't miss it!
Snag a souvenir at Buck Atom’s Cosmic CuriosBack to Top of List
Buck Atom’s is a hard-to-miss shop celebrating the magic of the Mother Road. When you stop by, you’ll be greeted by Buck Atom–a 21-foot-tall space cowboy muffler man. Inside, you will find Route 66-inspired apparel, home accessories, arts and more.
Take home a fun souvenir that won’t let you forget the joy of your day on Route 66 in T-Town!
Fuel up at Mother Road MarketBack to Top of List
After a little bit of shopping, nothing is better than something yummy to eat. Head to Mother Road Market to find the perfect meal for your vibe. Ready to chow down? Try something hearty from Chicken and the Wolf (yes they DO have vegan options). Still full from breakfast? Grab a light bite from Bodhi’s Bowls, where you can travel around the world based on your choice of bowl–with protein, rice and veggies.
Discover Brazilian cuisine with Doctor Kustom, or try something new from Tulsa's first food incubator, Kitchen 66 Takeover Cafe, which hosts different entrepreneurs every day. Once you decide what to eat, you can enjoy your meal on their spacious patio complete with murals, string lights and a Route 66-themed mini golf course.
Check out the Shops at Mother Road MarketBack to Top of List
Next door to Mother Road Market, the Shops at Mother Road Market offer a variety of local stores to peruse. Visit Eleanor’s Bookshop for kids books galore. Supporting literacy at a young age, the goal is to provide all kinds of books–some about happiness, sadness, some in different languages to learn and more!
Check out Mythic City for Tulsa-themed apparel and gifts, where every shirt sold includes a donation to a local organization.
Treat yourself at Sweets & CreamBack to Top of List
Sure you've had an ice cream sandwich, but have you ever built your own with your favorite ingredients? At Sweets & Cream on Route 66, enjoy dessert any way you like with endless flavor combinations. Grab a homemade cookie or brownie a la cart, or build your own ice cream sundae with specialty scoops and your favorite toppings.
Catch a game at The University of TulsaBack to Top of List
Whether it’s football, basketball or soccer season, you’ll find an exciting game and fun tailgating scene at The University of Tulsa (TU). In addition to hosting Division I athletics, TU's campus on historic Route 66 offers manicured gardens and Collegiate Gothic architecture.
Grab dinner at a Route 66 restaurantBack to Top of List
After a long day on the Mother Road, you deserve a hearty meal. Serving the Tulsa community for over 60 years, El Rancho Grande boasts an iconic neon sign and serves staples including “Tulsa’s Best” cheese enchiladas, plus margaritas and other delectable dishes. Tacos Don Francisco is another local legend, loved for their creamy queso and street tacos.
If you're looking for vintage diner vibes, Tally's is the place for you. Immerse yourself in Route 66 history in this classic cafe great for breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner.
Watch the sunset at Cyrus Avery PlazaBack to Top of List
The Cyrus Avery Plaza boasts bronze statues, a plaza, park, Skywalk and pedestrian bridge. Located on Southwest Boulevard and Riverside Drive and honoring Cyrus Avery, the “father of Route 66,” you can end your day by getting a taste of Tulsa art deco and snapping a picture of Tulsa’s stunning sunsets.