Afton Travel Guide

  • Afton Historic District
    Afton Historic District
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  • Route 66 Car Museum
    Route 66 Car Museum
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  • Afton, Oklahoma
    Afton, Oklahoma
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    by Basaic Written Oct 4, 2014

    One of the best things to do when driving through Afton is to stop at one (or both) of the car museums in town. The Darryl Starbird museum is located nearby on Highway 85A and has a larger collection; but the Afton Station Packard Museum is actually ON old Route 66 IN the town. This museum is located in a restored Eagle DX Gas Station that was built in the 1930s and served traffic on Route 66. The guy here was very friendly and can tell you a lot about attractions along the route. There are about 20 vintage cars here with an emphasis on Packards. I especially liked the old camper (see photo 5). Summer hours are 9:30 AM to 3 PM daily. Admission is free but suggested donation of $2 is appreciated.

    Afton Station Packard Museum Old Packards Old Packard It's For Sale! Neat Camper
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    by Basaic Written Oct 4, 2014

    Afton is a small town of about 1000 (down 5% since 2000) located along old Route 66 and by Interstate 44 in Ottawa County in the Northeastern part of Oklahoma. Afton began in 1871 when a railroad was built through the area to the town of Vinita. The town was reportedly named either after the daughter of one of the surveyors for the railroad or the Robert Burns Poem "Flow Gently Sweet Afton". Regardless both the girl and the poem honored the Afton River in Scotland. The railroad and agriculture played important roles in the beginning of the town and the development of Route 66 brought many tourists through the town. The town began to decline when Interstate 44 bypassed the town in 1957. Today the small town is a popular stop for those driving the old Route 66.

    Afton, Oklahoma
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