If you need an excuse to jump off of the Interstate 35 north-south grind, then I have a deal for you in the tiny town of Arcadia, near Oklahoma City.
In my Dad’s road trip travel vernacular, it’s an “easy-off, easy-on” stop.
POPS features hundreds of different kinds of soda, good burgers and diner food, shakes so thick you have to eat ‘em with a spoon and really colorful surroundings both inside and out.
Don’t miss the giant 66-foot-tall soda pop bottle out front that lights up at night.
A bit to the east is the unique Round Barn, built in 1898 and restored by a dedicated group of volunteers starting in the late 1980s.
It’s two stories tall and has been a landmark for Route 66 travelers for decades. Yes, you can tour around inside it and check out the interesting acoustics.
After visiting both on a perfect sunshine-filled day, I could hardly bear to reset cruise control on the Interstate.
Go get your kicks….
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