Catch the sites on Route 66 – Pops, Arcadia OK

2015-11-22 19.41.27
We love driving Route 66 and each time we find new sites and fun finds and our favorite on the last trip was Pops in Arcadia Oklahoma. Not only is it a fabulous piece of retro architecture, it’s also a really really fun place to visit!

We went at night:

And loved it so much we went back the next day:

2015-11-23 08.35.18

 

Opened in 2007, the restaurant’s structure incorporates a cantilevered truss extending 100 feet over the gas pumps and parking area in the forecourt.

popsfront

 

The roadside sign is 66 feet tall and weighs 4 tons. The height is a reference to the historic highway beside which it is situated. Although apparently constructed from neon tubes, it is actually lit by LEDs, which provide a spectacular light show each night.

popbottle

 

share this:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

More articles:

How to stock a Mid-Century cocktail bar for the summer

It’s summer and this long winter we seem to have depleted our bar selection, so it’s time to stock up!  So, what do you need to stock the perfect Mid-Century Bar? The Alcohol Selection: Gin Vodka Rum Bourbon Scotch Tequila Sweet vermouth Dry vermouth Cointreau For the non-mixed drink crowd: White wine Red wine Beer Essential Mixers and garnishes: Cranberry Orange Tomato Cola Lemon-lime Ginger ale Tonic Seltzer Margarita mixer (frankly I find it’s easier

Read More

New Mexico Mid Century Motels?

We’re in the throws of planning a trip to New Mexico over spring break – mainly to see the Trinity Site (which is only open 2x a year). So, we’ll be staying in Socorro and Santa Fe. I already have a cool Mid Century Motel booked in Alamogordo – anyone have suggestions for Socorro and/or Santa Fe? Kid friendly is great, a pool would be awesome! The Belair Inn (picture to the right) is the

Read More

Futuro Houses

After having this picture (on the right) go viral on our Facebook page,  we decided to conduct further investigation into their history. There are several sites dedicated to tracking the whereabouts of current houses as well as the history of them. Here’s what we found in brief: The Futuro, or Futuro House, is a round, prefabricated house designed by Matti Suuronen made in the late 60’s and 70’s. Completely furnished and could accommodate 8 people, it

Read More