Pops a New Route 66 Icon


| 7/30/2015 10:28:00 AM


Marilyn JonesI know this is going to be a fun stop on Route 66 just outside Arcadia, Oklahoma, when I spy a 66-foot pop bottle on the horizon. Getting closer I can see it stands in front of an uber-modern structure with gas pumps in front. I have never seen a gas station like this, but upon closer inspection, I realize the attraction here is inside where more than 600 kinds of soda pop are for sale and a restaurant offering American cuisine is hopping with customers.

This is Pops, the brain child of Aubrey McClendon and designed by architect Rand Elliott. Opening in 2007, it quickly becomes a tourist attraction.

Pops on Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma 

Pops on Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma  Glass walls lean in over the restaurant and retail area supporting shelving with hundreds of soda bottles arranged by color glistening in the midday sun.

The motto here? Food, Fuel, Fizz! The atmosphere? Fun!



Glass walls lean in over the restaurant and retail area supporting shelving with hundreds of soda bottles arranged by color glistening in the midday sun.