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Home of the Ugly Pies and halfway down Route 66

Home of the Ugly Pies and halfway down Route 66

Mid Point Cafe Old Route 66 Adrian, TX 806-538-6379 Website Pie, Hamburgers, Souvenirs, Inspiration for “Cars” The MidPoint Cafe was built during the early days of Route 66 (late 30s, early 40s) by Jennie Van der Wort is one of the route’s most famed places…

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Welcome Jews and Gentiles to Margaret’s Grocery

Welcome Jews and Gentiles to Margaret’s Grocery

 Margaret’s Grocery Rev. Hermon Dennis— March 25, 1916 — September 6, 2011 Margaret Dennis— February 8, 1916 — October 7, 2009 4535 North Washington St Vicksburg, MS Folk art environment Margaret and her late husband ran a rural grocery outside Vicksburg on old Highway 61,…

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Sell your soul to the devil at the crossroads in Mississippi

Sell your soul to the devil at the crossroads in Mississippi

According to the myth, the young bluesman desperately longed for fame and fortune. Johnson was not satisified with his own musical abilities and felt that he needed more talent to achieve success.

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Enjoy a redneck serenade from the “Mediocre Music Makers” at Sandhills Curio Shop

Enjoy a redneck serenade from the “Mediocre Music Makers” at Sandhills Curio Shop

Sandhills Curio Shop 201 S Sheb Wooley St Erick, OK (580) 526-3738 Souvenirs, Inspiration for “Cars” character Be sure to stop and visit “Mediocre Music Makers” Annabell and Harley Russell and their magnificent collection of everything. Signage decks out the exterior of the building making…

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The Tattoo 66 Man at Afton’s Eagle Service Station

The Tattoo 66 Man at Afton’s Eagle Service Station

Afton’s Eagle (DX) Service Station 12 SE 1st St Afton, OK (918) 257-4044 Opened in the 30s, the Eagle service station was open for almost 60 years. Today it is a Route 66 visitor center, thanks to the preservation efforts of Laurel and David Kane….

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The Kentucky Bourbon tour (but don’t play the fool …)

The Kentucky Bourbon tour (but don’t play the fool …)

One evening after work we were sipping some scotch, Cello looked at me and said, “You know the problem with scotch? It’s not bourbon.” This travel suggestion is just for him (and all you bourbon lovers.) No joke, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail wanders between Lexington…

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Totem Pole Park – must-see attraction just off of Route 66

Totem Pole Park – must-see attraction just off of Route 66

Totem Pole Park – Ed Galloway Hwy 28A Foyil, OK 918-342-9149 Website Sculpture environment In the 1920s and 1930s, Ed taught industrial arts at a nearby state school. But by 1937, in his off-hours, using a lot of concrete and even more ingenuity, he built…

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It’s big. It’s round. It’s red. (It’s the Arcadia Round Barn)

It’s big. It’s round. It’s red. (It’s the Arcadia Round Barn)

Arcadia Round Barn 11250 E Highway 66 Arcadia, OK 909-336-6131 Website And it’s on old Route 66. When we passed it the last time, people were carrying pies into it for some kind of pastry-laden get-together. Looked like fun! Built in 1898, and nicely restored….

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Party at the Moon Tower

Party at the Moon Tower

Moonlight Towers 2100 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX (512) 974-6700 Historic lighting at Zilker Park Matthew McConaughey spread the word “Party at the moon tower” in the 1993 movie Dazed and Confused. Today they are an official Texas landmark and some can be found near…

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SNL meets Glee meets a magic show! — Esther’s Follies

SNL meets Glee meets a magic show! — Esther’s Follies

Esther’s Follies 525 E. Sixth Street Austin, TX 512-320-0198 website Comedy club This kitschy comedy club has been a downtown staple since 1977, and for a good reason. The ever-changing shows are full of musical-comedy theater, with Vaudville entertainment, satire, magic tricks, improv comedy, and…

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