The Pryor Creek Bridge in Chelsea, OK.

Route 66 Sights Through Chelsea, Oklahoma

You wouldn’t know it by the looks of it, but Chelsea used to be one of the largest towns in Oklahoma. Here’s where to go for the sights, plus where to eat and stay in town on your Route 66 road trip.

bonnie and clyde

Route 66: Bonnie & Clyde in Joplin, Missouri

At the turn of the 20th century, Joplin was a boomtown filled with saloons, brothels, and gambling halls. Notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde hit Joplin in 1933, adding a string of robberies and a shootout to an already lawless town.