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Where East Meets West - Route 66 in Tulsa

With 28 miles of The Mother Road, Tulsa is known as the Capital of Route 66. Route 66 has much of its origins in Tulsa, with Cyrus Avery, a Tulsan, being known as The Father of Route 66 for his role in the road's creation. 

November 11, 2026, will mark the road's 100th year. As celebrations are planned, we invite you to see how the City is working to ensure the continued success of our stretch of the famed highway.

 


Enhancing The Mother Road

The City of Tulsa and the Route 66 Commission encourage businesses to take advantage of tools and resources offered to help restore and beautify Route 66.

Through various grant programs, the City is encouraging the installation of exterior signage, the restoration of historic buildings, and programming that enhance our stretch of the famed road. 

 


 


New Route 66 Attractions Being Pursued 

The City of Tulsa is looking ahead to the 2026 Route 66 Centennial and will release four Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for a Route 66 roadside attraction, new development, and a new interactive experience to help enhance the Mother Road in Tulsa. Learn more about these RFPs at www.cityoftulsa.org/bids

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

The Tulsa City Council recently approved amendments to the zoning code regarding the Route 66 Overlay District. The new Zoning Overlay is beneficial to businesses that want to replicate the mid-century-style outdoor ornaments to draw attention to their businesses. Applications are now open!