Oklahoma Route 66

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There's no telling what transformed it into a household name – maybe it was “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” or perhaps it was John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. Regardless, Route 66 is an iconic landmark. Established in 1926, it was the country’s first all-weather highway, connecting Chicago to Los Angeles.

The highway spans more than 2,500 miles across the United States, 400 of those miles residing in Oklahoma. If you plan to hit the road for a cross-country trip or want to peruse various agritourism experiences, markets and products available along the Sooner State’s stretch of the road, be sure to add the following to your bucket list.

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Shepherd’s Cross Incorporated

16792 E 450 Road #2, Claremore, OK 74017

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Nestled on several acres in Claremore is Shepherd’s Cross Incorporated, an authentic working farm offering year-round educational tours and events for visitors of all ages. Shepherding tours, a living nativity, pumpkin and pecan festivals, you can find something fun for the whole family no matter what time of year you find yourself traveling along Route 66.

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