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Lucille's Famous Rt. 66 Gas Station

Old Route 66, Hydro, Oklahoma 73048 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Tue 12a-12a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
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“Home to the "Mother of the Mother Road"”

Lucille's Service Station, a classic and historic gas station along Route 66 near Hydro, is one of only two upper-story, out-thrust porch style stations left on Oklahoma's stretch of Route 66. Built in 1929 by Carl Ditmore, the service station was renamed by Provine Station in the 1930s.

In 1941, the Hamons family took over the operation of the station and Lucille Hamons, for which the service station is named, ran the business for 60 years. Lucille, who quickly became known for her friendly assistance to motorists, earned the nickname "Mother of the Mother Road."

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Reviewed by
Daryn Hillhouse

  • 49 Reviews
  • 80 Helpful
July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0

Saw the old station from the new road as we drove past. It is merely a drive-by photo opp these days... if you want to stop, you'll have to drive past a mile or so before you can turn down onto the old Route 66 road and back up to the station.

Just down the road is the replica station, complete with a restaurant that is dedicated to Route 66. We stopped here for breakfast and the place was totally packed with travelers. Definitely stop for the experience and check out all the memorabilia, a ton of effort has gone into preserving the spirit of the old mother road here... great to see and experience.

8 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
KDEncinitas

  • 3 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
June 07, 2014

fresh coat of paint and new pumps. looks great even driving by on I40

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ploipailin.korsin

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
September 11, 2014
Rated 1.0

Just 2 gas pumps and that's it.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 238 Reviews
  • 405 Helpful
July 01, 2014

No pumps or paint when I went a few weeks ago.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 631 Helpful
April 09, 2016
Rated 4.0

This historic two-story gas station was built by Carl Ditmore in 1929 in a very rural area, in fact it's still very rural, but there's a nearby stream where locals find fossils and arrowheads.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
heather.k.duncan.5

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 13, 2014

Super cool. There is a nice plaque with historical info, and the building looks well kept. The pumps are beautiful and it was well worth the stop!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
joe238

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 10, 2014

Pumps are gone but sign is still up. It's a bit of a shell of a building

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
alanfisher1975

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 03, 2014

Sadly the gas pumps have been removed now. The building is still there however it is clearly neglected and a complete mess inside.

1 person found this review helpful

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TommySinkbkAndreasen

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 21, 2017

Nice place was there on a trip with . Roadtrip.dk

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  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 30, 2017
Rated 1.0

Not worth the stop.

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Lucille's Famous Rt. 66 Gas Station

Old Route 66
Hydro, Oklahoma
73048 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking

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