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  1. Arcadia Round Barn – Arcadia, Oklahoma.

    Lat: 35°39’44.45″N
    Lon: 97°19’33.28″W

  2. The 1898 restored round barn on Historic Route 66, Arcadia, Oklahoma
    35°39’44.34″ N 97°19’32.96″ W

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    (That’s what I wanted to make last week – in honor of the CIRCLE – but the website’s editor kills spaces!)

    Wikipedia reads : 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. 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.

    At tripadvisor.com there are about 300 reviews (in English), most of them (let’s say 95%) totally uninteresting. Here are a few :

    By BlueberrywinePBR : Easy to Spot!! We stopped here on the way to “Pops” and walked around for about 20 minutes. There is handicapped parking but there is no accessibility (besides stairs) to the upstairs portion. There is so much to see downstairs that we could have spent hours, but it… Date of experience: July 2019

    By Joe J : If you are on Route 66, it is a stop worth looking at. I would consider it a good Griswold attraction. Date of experience: July 2019

    By acedaughter : Worth a stop to see this unusual barn. Be sure to go upstairs to see the beautiful “woven” ceiling of the barn. Date of experience: July 2019

    By travelingpiig : First time here & my family loved it! A great piece of history. The owner is really friendly & the barn is well maintained. Date of experience: July 2019

    By Jennifer G : We stopped here while on Route 66. It was so cool to see a round barn. It’s free to walk around and explore. Be sure to check out the top area while you are there! Date of experience: June 2019

    By Linda J : Inside this red barn is an amazing assortment of old stuff. Go up in the loft and check out that roof. Wow. What a wonderful barn. Free. Date of experience: June 2019

    By FormerCaliBoy : After visiting Pop’s, the Old Round Barn is just down the road on the same Route 66 and worth a trip to stop in view and show another family member whom had not visited here before. This Old Round Bar is free to enter. There… Date of experience: July 2018

    By 707clayg : A GOOD STOP ON ROUTE 66. The old round barn is an interesting stop, you can tour the barn and there is a gift shop inside along with the history of the restoration and reconstruction. The up stares is a huge room and you can look up at the artistic woodwork… Date of experience: June 2019

    By cacyc : Really cool! The barn itself is really cool and worth a visit. The gift shop offers the history of the barn as well as items for purchase. There is no admission to enter the barn, but donations are accepted- and I’m sure appreciated. A great little piece… Date of experience: June 2019

    By DeeBJohn : Cool Round Barn. This is just an awesome thing to see. A round barn. Very pretty and to walk into. You can see the history of how it was built. Date of experience: January 1879

    Finally it’s located at 35° 39′ 44″ N, 97° 19′ 33″ W or 35.662222, -97.325833.

    Otherwise, in Arcadia there is another attraction, the big bottle + the great POPS ARCADIA, address : 660 OK-66, Arcadia, OK (at 35.6589112,-97.3353872). How it looks inside is just wonderful : https://i.pinimg.com/originals/93/40/27/9340277e0edcea476dcbe31b185c64d2.jpg

    Near that big bottle, Google Street View shows that you can buy PUMPKINS at https://goo.gl/maps/R573dYF34hq273ew6

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