HOURS OF OPERATION
May-Sept.:
Tues. – Sat. 10am-5pm
Sun. 1:00-5:00pm
Oct.-Apr.: Same hours
Closed Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day &
New Year’s Day


Admission: Adults $5
Students & Seniors (62+) $4
Call ahead for group rates
& discounts

400 East Route 66
Chandler, OK 74834
Phone: 405.258-1300
Email: route66interpretivecenter
@yahoo.com

Susan Pordos, Director
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The Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center Transcends the Typical Route 66 Museum

More than a display of chrome and neon, or Dust Bowl pictures, it strikes at the heart of what we believe is the true meaning of Route 66. We have created a place that compliments the exhibits like those in Elk City and Clinton, Oklahoma and goes one step further.

We emphasize the life that Route 66 instilled — and continues to breathe — into the most American of our communities. In other words, Route 66 remains alive. It is where opportunity is created for all who seek to truly understand the American dream.

“The Mother Road” Video Experience

Travelers of all ages will be delighted to experience our nostalgic trip down“The Mother Road.” This uniquely interactive history is a tale told through an interesting array of videos portraying the huge part Oklahoma has played in forming the sights and sounds along the way.

The Chandler Interpretive Center takes participants through a visually entertaining “drive” from the 1920’s through current-day Oklahoma on what author John Steinbeck called, in his classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, our "Mother Road," Route 66.


Experience the bleak Dust Bowl years from the seat of a Model A Ford…

…the booming 40’s and 50’s from the seat of a 1948 Willeys Jeep…

…and the happy days of the 60’s and on from authentic 1965 Mustang seats.

We also have travel information covering the road from Chicago to Los Angeles to further entertain and educate.

Track the route through eight states on billboards reminiscent of the kind seen by travelers back back when Route 66 was the road.

Experience the unique lodging enjoyed by early travelers in your own “virtual hotel room,” each with themes like “Vanished Icons” and “Neon Nights.”

After your trip, be sure to stop by the Gift Shop to browse and buy items selected to reflect the Southwest United States and Route 66…America’s “Mother Road.”

Friends of the Interpretive Center

Please join us in becoming a member of the “Friends of the Interpretive Center,”

We are a non-profit organization created by the Old Armory Restorers and Chandler Community Development Trust Authority. We are a beautifully designed one of a kind video display enjoyed by world travelers enthusiastic about the culture, charm, and continuous appeal for “The Mother Road.”

It’s an hour-long trip to experience the history of Route 66 and the State of Oklahoma. If you haven’t visited us lately, I'm sure you will enjoy seeing the Route 66 photographs kindly on loan from Shellee Graham and Jim Ross.

Our audio/visual equipment is now installed and ready to be used at your event, meeting, or reception. We have capability to computer Powerpoint Presentations, DVD, CD, microphones, and even filming your event as it happens to be put on DVD for you to keep and share.

Our “friend” will be associated with us for a yearly donation and will be allowed the benefit of free entrance when accompanied by your family members or friends for that year. It’s great to bring people into the Interpretive Center knowing your entrance has been paid through your yearly pledge of support.

Our “friend” will receive a discount on items purchased in our Gift Shop for the duration of that annual period. You can donate $25 dollars to $1000 dollars. You can mail your donation to Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center, 400 East Highway 66, Chandler, Oklahoma 74834.

You may opt to receive our newsletter by mail or by e-mail to be kept informed of events calendar, special interest group visiting, and other new happenings. Funds collected will be used to take care of much needed maintenance, equipment, and basic operational money.

Thank you for past and future support. Event dates are currently being booked for Spring/Summer 2011 so please think of us as soon as your plans are firm. Come see us soon.

Sincerely,

Your Interpretive Center Staff

 

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