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The Arcadia Round Barn is a landmark and tourist attraction on historic U.S. Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma, United States. It was built by local farmer William Harrison Odor in 1898 using native bur oak boards soaked while green and forced into the curves needed for the walls and roof rafters. A second level was incorporated for use as a community gathering place. The town of Arcadia developed and prospered with the arrival of the railroad and in the 1920s the newly commissioned Route 66 was aligned through the town, passing next to the Round Barn. Over time, the barn became the most photographed landmark on Route 66.Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arcadia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
With the reduction of traffic along Route 66 following the arrival of the Interstate, Arcadia and the barn likewise declined. In 1988 the 60 foot diameter roof collapsed. A team of volunteers led by Luther Robison worked to rebuild the structure, and restoration work was completed in 1992. Today the old barn is a tourist attraction and visitors admire the architectural and engineering details of America's only truly round (as opposed to hexagonal or octagonal) barn.
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It’s one of those things you just don’t see around the Midwest. It was worth the stop for us. Lots of old neat antiques to look at and a lot of history on the wall. Stopped to visit the little shop...
It’s one of those things you just don’t see around the Midwest. It was worth the stop for us. Lots of old neat antiques to look at and a lot of history on the wall. Stopped to visit the little shop... more »
So neat inside and there’s a small gift shop. Free to go in and look around. Can go in the upstairs loft area. Lots of history.
So neat inside and there’s a small gift shop. Free to go in and look around. Can go in the upstairs loft area. Lots of history. more »
Such a cute historic spot to stop on Route 66! This round barn has lots of history behind it, that you can read about in the museum/gift shop downstairs. And the upstairs is a must see. The ceiling looks as if it’s a woven basket, so neat! Lots of space upstairs to have an event such as a dance or wedding. The pictures would be beautiful! Definitely recommend stopping by for a photo opp and to learn a little bit!
This is really a cute little stop. It's got history, gifts, and, upstairs, the crown jewel, a basket-woven ceiling in an events room. I'm sure this has been the place to begin many a happy marriage!
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