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Lotsa tasty love at the Loveless Cafe

Lotsa tasty love at the Loveless Cafe

Fried chicken and biscuits. Need I say more? Before the “super highways,” the rural South was a remote area with back roads leading to treasures known only to those who ventured down them.

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The Land of Pasaquan, the magical visions of St EOM

The Land of Pasaquan, the magical visions of St EOM

Eddie Owens Martin led what was perhaps one of the strangest lives we’ve come across on our journeys. In the 1930s, after years of living on the streets of New York, he came down with a severe case of pneumonia.

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Hula Ville – Route 66 folk art attraction became a legend

Hula Ville – Route 66 folk art attraction became a legend

Despite being a California State Landmark, this folk art environment was dismantled. Luckily, some of the pieces were saved and can be seen in the California Route 66 Museum: “Hula Ville – Twentieth Century Folk Art”.

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Basketball road trip Kansas City … great music fills the air

Basketball road trip Kansas City … great music fills the air

If you find yourself in town for one of the many basketball tourneys in the next weeks, and need a respite from the squeaky-sneakers-on-wooden-courts, you may want to check out some of the venues with good tunes.

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The Giant Bullhead of the Prairie will wake you up while traveling I-90

The Giant Bullhead of the Prairie will wake you up while traveling I-90

This jaw-dropping sculpture park is located on the the South Dakota Drift Prairie, with more than fifty industrial art sculptures. All created by Wayne Porter with scrap metal, old farm equipment, or railroad tie plates.

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Get your maps from the artist at McJerry’s Route 66 Gallery

Get your maps from the artist at McJerry’s Route 66 Gallery

This Route 66 historian and artist has his gallery just barely a block off of the Mother Road. You can call ahead, or just take your chance and drop in. He would be happy to sign your copy of the Map Series or EZ 66 Guide (plus give you the latest updates). He also sells his original artwork.

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Musee Mecanique’s “Laughing Sal” is one of the stranger sailors on Pier 45

Musee Mecanique’s “Laughing Sal” is one of the stranger sailors on Pier 45

Located on Pier 45 at the Fisherman’s Wharf, there are over 300 vintage and novel coin operated machines, collected by the late Edward Galland Zelinsky, who started his collection at the ripe old age of 11.

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Ride the fur-covered Jackalope!

Ride the fur-covered Jackalope!

It’s a jackalope two-fer! Outside is the fiberglass beauty, and the jack inside the Exxon Country Store…ohhhh, it’s a big one and fur-covered.

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Shrine of the Black Madonna

Shrine of the Black Madonna

This gorgeous garden of grottos was built to honor Our Lady of Czestochowa, who came to be known as the Black Madonna because of the way she appeared in early paintings. Brother Bronislaus Luszcz literally did all the building here, using rocks, broken glass, and castoff jewelry to add to the splendor.

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Luigi’s – Mechanical Barbie and the Band of Many Kens

Luigi’s – Mechanical Barbie and the Band of Many Kens

Luigi’s is an Akron institution which features a giant pizza made by PR “Grizzled Wizard” Miller on the outside. Luigi’s is also known for a 1949 Mechanical Bandbox above the front door that comes to life when the jukebox is played.

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