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Buck Atom's Featured on TravelOK.com

Located in a former site of a 1950s PEMCO gas station, Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 welcomes visitors from all over to celebrate the magic of the Mother Road with apparel, toys, souvenirs, home accessories, art, jewelry and more. Read full article.

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Buck Atom's Crash Pad among Airbnb's 'Quirkiest Roadside Attractions'

Buck Atom's Crash Pad among Airbnb's 'Quirkiest Roadside Attractions'

Mary Beth Babcock had her eye on the house occupying the lot behind her business for quite some time. She just didn't know what she would do with it should it ever become available.  Babcock is the owner of Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios, 1347 E. 11th St., an emporium devoted to all things uniquely, and often quirkily, Tulsa, as well as items associated with Route 66. The shop has become something of a mecca for travelers exploring the "Mother Road," especially since its namesake, a 21-foot-tall muffler man-turned-space cowboy, first planted his big black boots on the parking lot. Read...

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Buck Atom: Space Cowboy Muffler Man

"It's like taking the past and future and mashing it together," said Mary Beth Babcock of her new Muffler Man, Buck Atom. Unveiled on May 11, 2019, before a crowd of several hundred people including the mayor of Tulsa and Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, Buck is retro in his Muffler Man style, but trailblazing in his gestation and official blessing. In the past, Muffler Men have been modified, with an odd paint job, or a distinctive accessory, or an occasional weird head. Buck, however, is a new breed. He began in the 1960s as a Muffler Man cowboy in Calgary, Alberta, and ended up bashed and...

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TRACING ROUTE 66: Buck Atom's

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Have you seen Route 66’s gigantic new mascot?

Have you seen Route 66’s gigantic new mascot?

With his piercing blue eyes and rugged good looks, the 21-foot-tall space cowboy outside Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios, 1347 E. 11th St., can’t be missed. The namesake’s arrival this spring was a dream come true for store owner Mary Beth Babcock, who first envisioned him while at Dwelling Spaces, the popular downtown boutique she operated from 2006-2016. Read the full article here.

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