Buck Atom Space Cowboy Installed As New Tulsa Route 66 Attraction


Friday, May 10th 2019, 11:12 pm
By: News On 6


Route 66 has another new attraction.  Meet Buck Atom!

He is a 21-foot space cowboy fiberglass statue.

He was installed Friday, May 10 at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios shop at 11th and Peoria after a long journey from Illinois.

Shop owner Mary Beth Babcock says she wanted to give Route 66 another roadside attraction and thought the retro statue would be perfect. She's holding a launch party for the American Giant on Saturday from from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at 1347 E. 11th St. That's just east of Peoria on Route 66.

Guest speakers include Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, Mayor G.T. Bynum, and author Michael Wallis. 

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