Plan a trip down Route 66
US Route 66 stretches across the state of Oklahoma from the northeast corner to western Oklahoma and the map is dotted with great agritourism destinations along the way!
The highway ran from Chicago to Los Angeles starting in the 1920s. It stretched 2, 448 miles, more than 400 of which are in Oklahoma. Coined a number of different names over the years, the highway may be identified as the Will Rogers Highway, Main Street of America and the Mother Road.
Although no longer recognized as part of the US Highway System, the route is still intact in various places, including the stretch from Springfield, MO to Tulsa.
Plan a trip down the historic road and stop at some these destinations.
Lost Creek Bed and Breakfast in Chandler – Enjoy the themed cabins.
Murphy’s Ranch Cabin in Wellston – Nice secluded cabin where you can swim, fish and relax. Packages available for weekends, families and more.
The Round Barn in Arcadia – a landmark along old Route 66.
The road also runs through some great wine country. Stop over at
Oak Hills Winery near Chelsea – The vineyard overlooks Route 66.
StableRidge Vineyards and Winery
Summerside Vineyards, Winery and Meadery
Tidal School Vineyard
The Grape Junction located in Stroud, OK, the acclaimed Wine and Grape Capitol of Oklahoma. See for yourself! Taste the wine in the renovated service station or browse the antiques and gifts.
George William Lillie, dubbed Pawnee Bill, organized and traveled with his wild west show throughout the US and foreign countries. Pawnee, OK, became Lillie and his wife, May’s, home later in their entertainment careers.
Pawnee Bill's wife, May, became the Champion Girl Horseback Shot of the West with his show.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch Historic Site and Museum recreates the thrilling Pawnee Bill Historic Wild West Show the last three Saturdays in June. What a thrill it would have been to see that show!
The mansion that Pawnee Bill built in 1910, still stands and houses many of the Lillie’s original belongings. The museum houses memorabilia from the Wild West Show, Pawnee Bill and the Pawnee Indians.
The Oklahoma Historical Society maintains the Pawnee Bill mansion as well as a 1903 log cabin the Lillie’s lived in upon coming to Oklahoma. The grounds also include the original ranch blacksmith shop and a barn built in 1926.
Come for some history and exploration to the Pawnee Bill Ranch. Portions of the ranch are available for private gatherings or meetings.
Wed.- Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun. 1-4 p.m.
April – October
Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun. – Mon. 1-4 p.m.
Find An Adventure For Your Spring Break
Are you looking for an idea for you and your kids for an upcoming spring break? Let the Oklahoma Agritourism Program help you find a great destination in your area.
Red Bluff Inn, in Leedey, offers trail rides, riding and walking trails, fishing and wide open spaces for the kids to run and play. Adults can take advantage of the same activities or enjoy the day spa, which offers facials, hand and feet treatments and massages.
Stay in one of the rooms or reserve the private cabin on the lake. There are lots of things to do in the area since the inn is close to Foss Lake State Park, Elk City and Clinton. Call for more information at 866-736-6610.
Another cold snap brings opportunities to enjoy different agritourism attractions. Curl up in a cozy cabin or the bed and breakfast at The Hitching Post Ranch near Kenton. There are several lodging options on the ranch.
The Hitching Post Ranch cabin.
Keep warm by the campfire for a western sing-along at The Hitching Post as well. The ranch was started in 1886 and is still a working ranch located near the high mesas in northwest Oklahoma. The ranch has so much to offer from everyday ranch activities, hunting and fishing to hiking, horseback riding, overnight trail rides and cookouts.
Ranch staff can also help create an old-fashioned ranch wedding or other event. The Hitching Post Ranch can cater for groups of any size. Groups can explore interesting sights around Kenton or tour the ranch. Call 580-261-7413 if you are interested in staying or bringing a group to The Hitching Post.