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Enjoy Route 66 Style in Edmond, Oklahoma

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Visit Edmond, Oklahoma for the unexpected experience and cruise Route 66 in small-town style. Walk a Route 66 Bar Crawl to Patriarch Beer Garden, Frenzy Brewery and 1884 craft beer, cocktails and cigar lounge. Route 66 events at Festival Market Place include Tuesday Bike Nights for motorcyclists and Cycle 66 urban/rural bicycling tour with three historic routes (11, 33 and 66 miles) and a community celebration on Sunday, November 6.

The Route 66 Trail, a project led by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, is part of the overall plan to complete a trail system around Arcadia Lake. The trail offers two expansive lanes with plenty of room for cycling, walking, running, strolling or dog walking and periodic resting points with benches.

Mountain Biking on the Route 66 Trail

The Edmond Historical Society & Museum has rotating historical exhibits, events and a gift shop is full of Route 66 items. The Blue Hippo is a 7-foot fiberglass hippo that has provided local flavor along Route 66 in Edmond since 1991. The museum staff decided to celebrate its colorful landmark through a Blue Hippo festival and custom merchandise, including plush hippos, t-shirt, pajama bottoms and more. Both locals and Route 66 travelers enjoy the cheerful quirkiness of this one-of-a-kind hippo that resides in Oklahoma’s prairie habitat.

The Blue Hippo

The 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse is the earliest one-room schoolhouse in the Oklahoma Territory and the Edmond Railyard is a former lumberyard turned food hall with 7 restaurants and a 20,000 sq ft covered patio. The Icehouse Project is a new development featuring restaurants and outdoor gathering space just west of Broadway, off Route 66. Returning to its roots, the Ice House includes an urban creamery and plenty of space to make memories with friends and family. With ample eating opportunities, on-site restaurants The Icehouse Project includes The Fried Taco specializing in Caribbean and American taco fusions, Detroit-style Woodward Pizza, Prelude Coffee and American Solera Brewery. A farm-to-table restaurant is also in the works. The project reaches beyond gathering and eating, with a focus on sustainability. Spent grain from the brewery will be used as a food source for the cows providing the milk used at the creamery. The outdoor grounds will hold space for edible landscape, a greenhouse, and a shipping container for mushroom growing. Next door is Venue 102 with 5,000 square feet of industrial elegance for your meeting or event for up to 300 attendees.

The Patio at the Edmond Railyard

Edmond’s public art scene along Route 66 is thriving with a diverse mix of sculptures, murals and interactive pieces. Hang a lock on the letters to symbolically display everlasting love at Key to My Heart. Leave a mark on Route 66 by purchasing locks at a Downtown Edmond business. The I’m Grateful Wall at 1st and Broadway invites you to grab a piece of chalk and share what you’re grateful for, or take a moment to see what others wrote before you.

Local artists have turned alleyways and old brick walls into outdoor art galleries throughout Downtown Edmond. Snag a selfie in front of these colorful murals.