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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 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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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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“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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Get your souvenirs on at Skip Maisel’s

Get your souvenirs on at Skip Maisel’s

Skip Maisel’s Indian Jewelry 510 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM (505) 242-6526 website Built by Morris Maisel in the late 1930’s, on old Route 66, it is now a Route 66 landmark. During its heyday in the late 40s and early 50s, he employed over…

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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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Loretto Chapel’s Miraculous Staircase

Loretto Chapel’s Miraculous Staircase

Loretto Chapel 207 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM (505) 982-0092 website When the Loretto Chapel was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft twenty-two feet above. Carpenters were called in to address the problem, but they all concluded…

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