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New tourism resource

Route 66 enthusiasts planning a trip through Tulsa on the old road will enjoy a new resource currently under development.

Route66Tulsa.org came about as part of recent discussions by members of the city’s Route 66 Task Force, which is researching ways Tulsa can preserve, promote and improve its stretch of Route 66 for the enjoyment of travelers.

The volunteer-built site is still under construction, but it currently includes historic information about the road itself; biographical information about good roads advocate and longtime Tulsa resident Cyrus Stephens Avery, whose leadership in establishing an all-weather route from Chicago to Los Angeles earned him the moniker “The Father of Route 66″; photos and information about Cyrus Avery Route 66 Memorial Bridge (formerly known as the 11th Street Bridge) and adjacent Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza; historic maps; and links to an online Smithsonian exhibition, an online archive of Avery’s papers, and more.

More materials are expected to be added later. The new site is a project of the Route 66 Task Force Community Relations Committee.

The Campbell Hotel has been involved in the Route 66 Task Force since its inception, hosting the initial meeting, spearheading the Street-Level Branding Committee, and donating space for other committees to meet. We also produced a short promotional video showcasing some of the city’s many Route 66 businesses and attractions. You can see our video here.

We are proud to be on Route 66 and excited to see volunteers developing useful tools such as Route66Tulsa.org.

Come see us while you’re exploring Route 66 in Tulsa. We love meeting travelers, and we even have a Route 66-themed suite and a Route 66 discount to offer. Call (918) 744-5500 or visit www.thecampbellhotel.com to reserve your room today!

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