- Road Trip 66
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- KC Insider’s Guide
Yep, this bar and BBQ joint is chockfull of atmosphere. Formerly the 1929 Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop, and now a popular spot for bikers and bar-b-que.
Howdy! Few can forget the beloved Sheriff of Mayberry. That’s especially true for the citizens of Mt. Airy, the boyhood hometown of Andy Griffith, whose streets and hometown characters bear a striking resemblance to the fictional Mayberry.
The west end was a location in “Grapes of Wrath” starring Henry Fonda, where Grandpa dies and is buried. (The bridge had been there only six years at that time.)
Talk about a head of state. Once upon a time, Ol’ Abe stood watch at Sherman Summit, the highest point on his namesake coast-to-coast highway, Lincoln Highway.
Even though Elmer’s teeming forest of bottle trees stands alongside one of those desolate stretches of old Route 66 between Barstow and San Bernadino, he says it doesn’t have much to do with the famous roadway.
Built by Hugh Davis in the 70s as a surprise (?!) anniversary gift for his wife Zelda, who collected whale figurines. It is one of the best known landmarks on Route 66. The big whale speaks to a simpler time, when a swimming hole didn’t need all kinds of fancy wave machines and gadgetry.
What a great idea! Travel trailers as motel rooms. Those aluminum marvels from postwar America that embodied the notion of “let’s hit the road.”
This house once owned by a serial killer madam, Ma Staffleback, she and 3 accomplices robbed and killed dozens of clients (mostly miners) during the 1890s. She died in prison in 1909.