Tulsa, Oklahoma: East Meets West: Father of Route 66

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760 W. 13th St., Tulsa, OK
I-244 exit 4B. Drive east on US Hwy 64, stay to the right, then quickly take the 13th St. exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto 13th St. Drive a half-mile until the street ends at a parking lot. Follow the trail from the parking lot, across the pedestrian bridge, to the sculpture.
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East Meets West.

East Meets West: Father of Route 66

Where the horse-drawn wagon meets the motor car, at a symbolic mid-point on Route 66. Sculpture by Robert Summers unveiled in 2012.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa Route 66: East Meets West
East Meets West Sculpture: The line dividing east from west may seem more philosophical than geographical. But that didn't stop Tulsa, Oklahoma, from spending six years and $1.2 million to claim it. [11/13/2012] Complete Story...

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East Meets West.

East Meets West: Father of Route 66

Directions provided here are perfect! Park in the lot and walk to the bridge or down the path to get closer pictures. It was extremely cold and windy when we stopped, so our pictures are from a distance.

[Rose Howe, 11/24/2019]

East Meets West at the Mother Road.

East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint

I think this is one of the best representations of East Meets West along Rt 66. And here's the best monument to Rt 66: The Mother Road itself.

[Dan Fulton, 06/22/2013]

Squashed grasshopper.

East Meets West: Symbolic Route 66 Midpoint

Make sure to look at the car grill.

[Josh Marick, 11/19/2012]

It's one of the more amusing details in the sculpture.

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