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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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Meet the inspiration for Tow Mater

Meet the inspiration for Tow Mater

Cars on the Route – Tow Mater 119 N Main St Galena, KS 620 783-1366 Website Souvenirs, Inspiration for “Cars” character This old Kan-O-Tex station is where “Cars” director John Lasseter and Pixar’s Joe Ranfit saw the old mining boom truck that inspired the “Tow…

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Steaks the size of your head at Big Texan

Steaks the size of your head at Big Texan

Big Texan Restaurant 7701 E. Interstate 40 Amarillo, TX 806-372-6000 Website Souvenirs galore! A Route 66 icon since 1960, it is home to the “Free 72 oz. Steak.” (If you can eat their 72 oz. steak dinner in one hour, you’ll get it free ……

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Hillybilly Hotdogs – We Got the Weenies

Hillybilly Hotdogs – We Got the Weenies

Hillybilly Hotdogs Great road food (as seen on TV) One pound deep fried hot dogs and three pound burgers served up in a couple of old busses. Have your cardiologist on speed dial. This joint was featured on “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.” 6591 Ohio River…

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Arguably, the best fried chicken on Route 66

Arguably, the best fried chicken on Route 66

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket 645 Joliet Road Willowbrook, IL 630-325-0780 Website Great road food (as seen on TV), Chicken dinner, American Fried chicken has been being served here since the 1930s. The restaurant was an ideal stopping place for Route 66 travelers coming from or…

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27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about summer vacations. Whether you are going to be sticking close to home, or planning a big road trip across country, here are 27 apps you should have on your phone before you leave town. Of…

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If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem … Sun, Stax and Goner Records

If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem … Sun, Stax and Goner Records

Sun Record Company 706 Union Ave Memphis, TN (901) 521-0664 Website Wikipedia National Historic Landmark “If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studio its most holy shrine.” This historic recording studio was established by Sam Phillips in February 1952. It…

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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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The oldest continuously operating business on Route 66

The oldest continuously operating business on Route 66

Nelson’s Riverton Store (Eisler Brothers) 7109 SE Hwy 66 (Route 66) Riverton, KS 620-848-3330 Grocery store, Inspiration for “Cars” character This well-kept hole-in-the-wall is a throwback to the general store days of yore, and its owner Scott Nelson loves to talk and sing. “Route 66,”…

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Best BLT’s and wings in Kansas City!

Best BLT’s and wings in Kansas City!

  The Peanut Cold beer, Killer wings and BLTs The Peanut was the very first bar to get its liquor license after prohibition was repealed in 1933. (Before the repeal, it was a speakeasy.) A neighborhood dive just south of the Plaza, they serve up…

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