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Buck Atom sculpture to launch May 11 on Route 66

The biggest thing to set foot on Route 66 in years will arrive May 11, with the official launch party for the Buck Atom Space Cowboy Roadside Attraction, which will be set up at Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios, 1347 E. 11th St. The party, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature as guest speakers Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, local author and historian Michael Wallis, Abby Kurin, director of Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture; Joel Baker, owner of American Giant Co.; and Mary Beth Babcock, owner of Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66. Read...

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Giant Space Cowboy Statue Coming To Route 66 In Tulsa

TULSA, Oklahoma - Route 66 will get a new roadside attraction soon. A 21-foot tall statue of Buck Atom space cowboy. The statue will be installed next to Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 11th Street in Tulsa. Buck is the creation of Mary Beth Babcock whose shop, she says, looks space age so it needs a space-age image to represent it. Read the full story here.

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Buck Atoms Featured on Discovery Oklahoma!

  Be sure and join us this week!  We are very excited to have as our guest co-host, Oklahoma's Lieutenant Governor, Matt Pinnell ! In this week's show, check out the very unique retailer known as Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa; venture out to the Boundary on 66 in Luther for delicious barbecue; learn, play and grow at Okie Kids Playground in Edmond; see why the Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center is a world class attraction; discover the beautiful stained-glass windows at the Cathedral of the Osage in Pawhuska and the fascinating history behind...

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Space cowboy planned for Route 66

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — With it's eye catching fence art, Buck Atoms Cosmic Curios near East 11th Street and South Peoria Avenue is already attention grabbing, but that's nothing compared to what the owner has planned next. "A 20 foot fiberglass muffler man, also known as an American Giant," said Mary Beth Babcock. An old school roadside attraction, drawing commerce through entertainment. "These guys, they were built back in the 60's for promotional pieces for businesses to attract tourism, to attract attention, you know, people are going to have to park, take their picture with this space cowboy," she said. Read...

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Buck Atom's sells the special charm of Route 66

Buck Atom's sells the special charm of Route 66

Buck Atom ain’t from around here. He’s a cowboy who rode the rodeo circuit up and down Route 66, got picked up by a spaceship and traveled to the ether. When he came back to Earth, he landed at what is now his namesake shop and is trying to help revitalize Route 66. At least, that’s the backstory Mary Beth Babcock imagined for her shop mascot when she opened Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios June 1. Read the full article at Tulsa People

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