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Hair art and famous follicles grace the walls of Leila’s Hair Museum

Hair art and famous follicles grace the walls of Leila’s Hair Museum

Leila’s Hair Museum 1333 S Noland Rd Independence, MO 816-833-2955 Website Local attraction, Offbeat museum The Independence School of Cosmetology also houses the headquarters of Leila’s Hair Museum. Leila freely admits that she’s “beyond obsessed with hair.” Back in 1956 she bought her first hair…

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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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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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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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Fantastic mechanical art in an old ice cream shop

Fantastic mechanical art in an old ice cream shop

Boyer Museum – Paul Boyer 1930 — 1205 M Street Belleville, KS 785-527-5884 Website Mechanical sculptures Mechanical sculptor Paul Boyer was born in 1930, in Aurora, Kansas. He has no formal training in art or engineering, in fact he only has a 4th grade education,…

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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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Chicken sh*t bingo every Sunday at Ginny’s

Chicken sh*t bingo every Sunday at Ginny’s

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon 5434 Burnet Road Austin, TX (512) 458-1813 Live Music, Legendary Bingo, Bar Open: Mon – Sat 9 am – 2 am; Sun 12 pm – 8 pm Every Sunday around 5, Chicken shit bingo begins! Huh? Yep, for $2 your bingo…

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