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“Interesting place, not just about Route 66” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Route 66 Museum

National Route 66 Museum
Old Highway 66, Elk City, OK 73648
(580) 225-6266
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Elk City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Clermont, Florida
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“Interesting place, not just about Route 66”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

It's like 4 small Museums, and one big compilation of buildings. The Route 66 part isn't that big. You probably won't see anything different than you have seen at other 66 Museums. I would call 2 of the buildings American Heritage type places, still interesting. The last building is the farm museum, still neat. These 4 buildings are just part of a make shift town. There are probably 20 or so store fronts that make up the entire facade. You shouldn't be disappointed for $5.

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“A bit lonley and sparce”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place has a few interesting artifacts. I was the only person there and most of the building were not open, probably for lack of staff. Really wanted a decent t-shirt and could not find one that was not sponsored by a local establishment. UH!?! I would not go too far out of my way to see this spot.

Visited February 2013
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“A fascinating museum - best value museum we've been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visited here, in part because the Route 66 museum at Clinton was closed for inventory.

The $5 entry fee covers the route 66 museum and all the other associated historical buildings at this location. We spent nearly two hours here, seeing all sorts of historical artefacts associated with Route 66 and the town itself.

We particularly enjoyed the farming building where we saw a number of things that as UK visitors we had never seen before, including pig oilers and corn shuckers. Well worth the visit

Visited January 2013
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“Nice little museum with extras”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Route 66 Museum is small but interesting. Included in the $5 entrance fee was admission to the Old Town Museum which has many buildings containing historic artifacts set in an authentic setting. The main exhibition is in a two story original home and has a great collection of items relating to Elk City. Worth the side trip off I-40 down old Route 66.

Visited December 2012
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“Not the best one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Nice but really worth the stop, we liked the one in linton better, so spend time there ... even the one in Kingman is better ....

Visited July 2012
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