Miami - Historic Route 66's Favorite Stop!

Whether you have two hours or two days, you will find Miami has a lot to see and do!

Itinerary Ideas

As you can see from the sample itineraries, there’s a lot to keep you entertained here in Miami. Stop by or call the CVB at 918-542-4435 and we tailor an itinerary to fit your interests and timeline.

Miami in one day!

Start your day with a freshly baked muffin and a steaming hot cup of Starbuck’s coffee at Chapters Bookstore in downtown Miami. Built in 1918, the interior features 14 foot ceilings, dark oak molding, and 10 x 14 foot mahogany windows. Much of the original tile was discovered under layers of adhesives and paint before it was restored.

Tour Famous Miami Landmarks

Next walk north a block to The Historic Coleman Theatre. Known as the “Jewel of Route 66” it has also been designated by the State Legislature as the Premier Vaudeville Theatre of Oklahoma. This theatre has been catching the eye of visitors on Route 66 since 1929. Built as a vaudeville theatre and movie palace, it hosted appearances by many early stars including Will Rogers, Bob Hope, and Bing Crosby. It has been restored to its original glory, including the return of the “Mighty Wurlitzer” pipe organ.

Then take a stroll to the Gateway Sign. This replica sign was originally erected in the 1900s. Today visitors traveling north on Route 66 in Miami will be greeted by this new sign which is quickly becoming a favorite Route 66 attraction.

Hungry yet?

Hop in the car and take off for lunch at the Famous Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger. The Ku-Ku is the last of its kind and has become an icon on Route 66. The restaurant is full of Route 66 memorabilia and is home to a unique giant ku-ku clock. Make sure to a get a delicious Cyclone or Flavor Burst cone for dessert on your way out!

Baseball and Route 66

Back on the road, head north about five miles to Commerce, Oklahoma to visit the boyhood home of baseball legend and American hero, Mickey Mantle. You can walk in the yard and near the house where the young Mickey learned to switch hit. His father and grandfather started training him at about the age of five. They pitched to him while he stood in front of their barn and you can still see the dings and dents in the old tin building that served as his backstop. Any baseball fan would love to visit this place!

Then it’s back to Miami for one more stop, Ribbon Road, the last original section of Route 66. Walk along this historic pavement which was put in place before Route 66 was even named. The Miami Original Section of the Route 66 Roadbed has retained its historical and structural integrity and remains as Oklahoma’s longest, most intact section of the nine-foot-wide roadbed that was once a part of U.S. Highway 66.