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Fellow road tripper to document disappearing drive-in theaters

Fellow road tripper to document disappearing drive-in theaters

This summer Lindsey Rickert going to embark on a road trip around the country to photograph as many drive-in theaters as she possibly can. Whether abandoned or operational, it is her goal to capture as many of these American icons before they disappear. She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund my trip and would love your support.

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Spam, spam, spam, spam – a museum to meat in a can

Spam, spam, spam, spam – a museum to meat in a can

16,500 square feet of Spam history and memorabilia. Be sure to do the quick tour of the museum and try your hand at canning a block of meat history.

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Free water and a jackalope at Wall Drug

Free water and a jackalope at Wall Drug

I love this place! It is a crazy tourist trap near the Badlands, with a big jackalope and great cowboy boots. The small town drugstore made its first step towards fame when it was purchased by Ted Hustead in 1931.

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Desert View Tower and Boulder Park Caves

Desert View Tower and Boulder Park Caves

In 1920, when Bert Vaughn started work on his Desert View Tower, people motoring across the mountains that jut up out here near the Mexican border inevitably needed a place to stop and cool down.

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Lowell Davis recreates his childhood hometown on his farm

Lowell Davis recreates his childhood hometown on his farm

In 1987, Red Oak II was just a cornfield, but to Lowell, it was a blank canvas. A visit to Red Oak II is a visit to the past. You’ll see the Blacksmith Shop, where Lowell’s great-grandfather practiced his trade

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Albert the Bull “steaks” his claim to World’s Largest

Albert the Bull “steaks” his claim to World’s Largest

Okay, it’s concrete, but Albert is gigantic … complete with huge eyelashes … and hey, it lights up! In Audubon, Iowa, Albert the Bull “steaks” his claim to “world’s largest.”

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Carhenge – they eschew Druids, but love Stonehenge

Carhenge – they eschew Druids, but love Stonehenge

Carhenge is perfectly suited to the great wide open. James Reinders carefully laid it out to echo the real ‘Henge, right down to the capstones that bring in the summer solstice.

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The King of Condiments on Route 66

The King of Condiments on Route 66

There’s a certain amount of civic pride that can be squeezed out of something like this, and the folks of Collinsville have definitely done so.

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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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