The Route 66 town of Claremore, Oklahoma gave the state two of its best-loved sons: Will Rogers and Lynn Riggs, scribe of Green Grow the Lilacs, the play that inspired the musical Oklahoma! Visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, where you can explore the life and accomplishments of this dynamic political pundit, comic and global celebrity. View his saddle collection, study the possessions that were found with him at the site of the airplane crash that killed him and his friend Wiley Post, and take a seat in the theater to enjoy short films about his incredible life. At the Lynn Riggs Memorial in the Claremore Museum of History, you can see the original "surrey with the fringe on top" from the movie version of the Oklahoma! musical.
Claremore also offers a historic downtown area full of unique shopping and dining experiences, the Belvidere Mansion, Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs and the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum, among other interesting sites to see and things to do.