With more than 400 miles of Route 66 running through the state is should be no surprise that Oklahoma is home to a number of interesting roadside oddities and attractions. Take a trip with us down this iconic highway and check out these unique stops.
1. The Coleman Theater: Miami
This beautiful landmark theater was built in the 1920s and was known as a prime spot for entertainment. Nestled in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, this theater is a heavily traveled tourist location. Visitors come here each year to tour the historic Vaudevillian landmark and to experience its “Mighty Wurlitzer,” organ. The organ was built in 1928 and delivered for installation on Feb. 21, 1929. It sold for $35,000 in 1929 and is the only Wurlitzer organ built in 1928 that is in its original home
2. Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burgers: Miami
If you are already in Miami, you might as well take the time to swing on over to Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burgers. This joint has been a staple in the city since the 1960s when it first opened. Famous for the giant yellow fiberglass cuckoo bird that emerges from the front wall, this quirky restaurant serves up some of the best burgers in the region. Just off of Route 66, this is the only remaining building of what was once a chain restaurant in the United States. The food here is cooked to order, which means you might have to wait a little bit longer that other fast food spots. That being said, the food is well worth the wait and is the perfect reason to take a break from the road.
3. Afton Station: Afton
Each year over 7,000 visitors from around the United States stop by this roadside attraction to check out their displays and merchandise. The building was lovingly restored many years ago including new tin ceiling panels to replace a good number of those that had rusted out, new lighting, complete repainting inside, stucco repair and painting of the exterior, extensive roof repairs, installation of a security system and replacement of the vintage gas pumps. The owners did their best to restore the station to its original luster during the renovation process while maintaining the original look of the station in its heyday.