RoadTripOK: Ep 29 – Elk City Oklahoma | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | TravelOK

RoadTripOK: Ep 29 – Elk City Oklahoma | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | TravelOK


– What’s up, Oklahoma! Today, we’re going to go to
the National Route 66 Museum, eat some awesome food,
and go mountain biking. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] This is
the Oklahoma Road Trip. From Sayre, the crew heads
northeast to Elk City. Our first stop of the day is the National Route 66
and Transportation Museum. – We are here at Elk City at
the National Route 66 Museum, and I’m here with Maxine. So what does this museum have to offer? – This museum has four
museums on the complex here. This is the Route 66 Museum.
In this building here behind you is the black truck
it says “Tucumcari Tonight,” and that was the expression that they used to go from Elk City to Tucumcari. We have the Indian exhibit here that shows how they set out in the old days. They used to have the little
curio shops and things. The Joe truck here behind us is a replica of the one that was used
in The Grapes of Wrath. And in here is set up like the 66 diner. That’s what’s in this museum here, plus the overhead speakers.
They give you a brief history of everything that happened
with the earlier days. – This place is incredible. They have my favorite Corvette. – [Woman] That’s my favorite Corvette. – The 1973 Stingray. – So this is a piece of
the original guardrail. And this is a piece of the original road. Pretty awesome. – We have a lot of the younger people that really don’t know,
and when they come in, they’ll say, “Well, what is Route 66? And how come it’s so famous?” – [Woman] And what do you say? – Well we tell them, it
went from eight states with three different time zones. – [Woman] It’s just fun. – Yeah you’re getting, you’re having fun. ♪ Get your kids on Route 66 ♪ So it was fun, you know. – Sounds good. She can sing. – Alright, we are leaving
the National Route 66 Museum, and we’re headed to Prairie Fire. – This was originally a
train station built in 1910. It’s a lot of history, so we take really simple and fresh ingredients to combine to make
really powerful flavors. So we sell tons of
salmon, believe it or not. You can do salmon on a
salad, on an entrée, tacos, any way you can get it. Our beef is really important to us. These are meat and potato
kind of people out here in western Oklahoma. – And we have two different
salads, sliders, we have tacos, although our pork chops
are a close second. – So, there’s something for everyone. We have people walk in with fur coats on, we have people that walk in
and they’re right off the rig. – [Man] Yeah so they’re power and oil? – We take ’em all. – [Man] Lex, what’d you order? – I got the salmon salad. Supposedly people from
the coast can’t believe how good the salmon is here. – Oklahoma, I’ll give you two guesses. Chicken fried steak, it was phenomenal. – [Man] I got the pork ribs. – That’s gigantic. – [Man] That is one of
the biggest pieces of cake I have ever seen. – [Narrator] From the Prairie Fire Grill, the team makes their way south. We’ll finish today’s adventure by meeting up with some fellow riders, and exploring Elk City’s
famous mountain biking trails. – Okay, we just arrived at the garage bicycle works trailhead in Elk City and I’m here with Jase. What’s the story behind all these mountain bike trails in Elk City? – Well, mountain bike
trails have been here for about 30 years,
Western Oklahoma Peddlers, a group come together here locally and they went to work
and just started building around the trails. Got a grant for it, and
the city has helped us out on different projects, and
this trailhead’s brand new. Lot of local people come here. So we’ve got about roughly
a little under 12 miles if you come make the whole thing. Hikers, people bring their
pets or dogs out here. So it’s a pretty fun trail. – [Woman] You gonna ride too, Daniel? – Oh, I’m gonna ride. – [Woman] You got your matching helmet? – Yeah, yeah I don’t mess around. – We’re at the South
Randall Bridge, so to speak, and it’s from the bicycle shop trailhead. You come to it pretty quick,
you start at the lake. This will be towards the end of your ride. – [Man] All right, Dan the Man coming in. Nice. – You’re coming to western Oklahoma, I mean Elk City in general
is just a fun small town, I mean we’ve got stuff
at the park, the museum, good eatin’ around here, good just people, but if you’re coming this way, for sure, bring your bike, check it out. – [Man] Oh man, that was awesome. That was awesome dude,
thanks for taking us. – You bet, any time. – [Narrator] On today’s road trip, the team explored some of the locations that make Elk City such
a great destination. First, we got our kicks
at the National Route 66 and Transportation Museum. This museum highlights some of
the fun roadside attractions and historic moments that make
the mother road so special. Did you know that the
Elk City Museum complex is also home to the Old Town Museum, Farm and Ranch Museum,
and the Blacksmith Museum? Next, we ventured into
town for an amazing lunch at the Prairie Fire Grill,
housed in historic train station. This grill serves up a
variety of delicious dishes with classic Oklahoma flavors. We highly recommend their
grilled salmon salad, pork chops, and chicken fried steak. Finally, we met up with the
Western Oklahoma Peddlers and hit the mountain biking trails on the south side of town. These trails have been
a staple of Elk City’s outdoor experience for over 30 years. And are free and open to the public. Even if mountain biking isn’t your thing, the trails are open to
those hiking on foot, and pets are welcome too. And the next time you’re in town or visiting any other
Oklahoma destination, be sure and share your photos with us using the hashtag #RoadTripOK for a chance to be featured on the show. And don’t forget to add our
photo frame on Facebook. Join us next time as the
team heads east to Clinton. We’ll visit a museum, try
some delicious local coffee, and finish off the day
with some comfort food. We’ll see you then.