TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Fire Station 66 is now a stop on Oklahoma’s Route 66 Passport.
Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell says the passport is just another example of how Oklahoma is “going all in” on Route 66 like never before.
“Tulsa is the crown jewel when it comes to Route 66 in Oklahoma and the model,” Pinnell says.
They are hoping it drives people to the fire station where they can learn more about firefighting which could help with recruitment and get more support for firefighters across the state.
Oklahoma is the first state along Route 66 to have it’s very own official statewide passport.
It has 66 stops across the state.
When travelers visit the stop, they get a stamp in your passport. If they get stamps at all 66 locations they will get a magnet and coin.
Oklahoma generates more than $800 million each year in tax money from tourism, but Pinnell’s goal is to make Oklahoma a billion-dollar tourism state.
Pinnell says believes programs like this one will help.
Other stops in Tulsa include The Campbell Hotel and Event Centers, Mother Road Market, The Outsiders House Museum, Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66, Greenwood Cultural Center, Woody Guthrie Center and the Route 66 Historical Village.