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“Sorry, We’re Open” — The Snow Cap Drive-In

“Sorry, We’re Open” — The Snow Cap Drive-In

Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In 301 W Chino Ave Seligman, AZ (988) 422-3291 American, Ice cream, Hamburgers This place is always hoppin’ with overflow crowds flowing out of Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In. Built in 1953 by local resident Juan Delgadillo (Angel’s brighter), with an extremely limited…

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A real-deal-folk-art-Johnny-Cash-lovin-dive-bar!

A real-deal-folk-art-Johnny-Cash-lovin-dive-bar!

Mean-Eyed Cat Bar 1621 West 5th Street Austin, TX (512) 472-6326 website It is about a 2-mile walk from the convention center, and through a fairly residential area with some non-descript buildings. About a block before we got there (using the Best Road Trip app,…

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Journey to the Center of the World

Journey to the Center of the World

Center of the World 1 Center of the World Drive Felicity, CA 760-572-0100 The Center of the World sits in a far more rugged and less populated environment, near the Imperial Sand Dunes in California’s southeast corner. But it has a pyramid, some winding stairs…

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Oh yeah, it’s the World’s Largest Ball of Twine

Oh yeah, it’s the World’s Largest Ball of Twine

World’s Largest Ball of Twine Highway 24 Cawker City, KS 785-781-4713 Cawker City’s claim to fame started when a man named Frank Stoeber was tired of all those loose strands getting in his way – so he did something about it. He started winding and…

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The eccentric Mrs. Winchester’s House

The eccentric Mrs. Winchester’s House

Winchester Mystery House 525 South Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA 408 247-2101 website Built: 1884 – 1922 In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until…

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Truth, justice, and the American way. Welcome to the home of Superman

Truth, justice, and the American way. Welcome to the home of Superman

Superman 611 Market Street Metropolis, IL 618-524- “Zippy the Pinhead” location Its a great photo op to pose with the statue of Superman in the self-proclaimed “Superman’s Hometown” – Metropolis, Illinois. Plus there are cut-outs for photo ops, and a spiffy museum. Metropolis is the…

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Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch West of Amarillo, I-40, Between exits 60 and 62 Amarillo, TX website Art Cars, “Zippy the Pinhead” location, Sculpture environment, Inspiration for “Cars” site Open to the public A rich eccentric named Stanley Marsh dreamed it up. An art collective called the Ant…

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A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

U-Drop-Inn and Tower Station 101 East 12th St Shamrock, TX 806-256-2501 website Signage, Inspiration for “Cars” site The U-Drop Inn, also known as Tower Station and U-Drop Inn and Tower Cafe, opened April 1, 1936. Local John Nunn used a nail to draw original plans…

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Get your fizz on! — Pops is tops on Route 66

Get your fizz on! — Pops is tops on Route 66

Pop’s Route 66 – Giant Pop Bottle 660 W Highway 66 Arcadia, OK (405) 928-7677 Website Souvenirs, Giant things, Signage, Diner The 66-ft LED pop bottle is hard to miss. Pop’s is where modern architecture meets roadside attraction. The huge futuristic canopy stretches 100 feet…

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Wedding Cake House

Wedding Cake House

Wedding Cake House 104 Summer Street Kennebunk, ME There are some seriously high-dollar homes in these parts. But only one Wedding Cake House, which apparently dates back to the late 1800s and apparently has something to do with a sea captain who wanted to impress…

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