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Biker bar, BBQ and bras – everything at the Elbow Inn on 66

Biker bar, BBQ and bras – everything at the Elbow Inn on 66

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.

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Strange “cures” on display at the Glore Psychiatric Museum

Strange “cures” on display at the Glore Psychiatric Museum

In 1967, when George Glore first devised having a museum dedicated to the various treatments for the mentally ill, this was part of St. Joseph State Hospital (aka the State Lunatic Aslyum #2.)

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66 Drive-In Theatre was an inspiration for “Cars”

66 Drive-In Theatre was an inspiration for “Cars”

Originally built in 1949, four years before the first local television stations signed on in the Joplin-Springfield area. In an era before widespread adoption of transistors …

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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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Basketball road trip Kansas City … great music fills the air

Basketball road trip Kansas City … great music fills the air

If you find yourself in town for one of the many basketball tourneys in the next weeks, and need a respite from the squeaky-sneakers-on-wooden-courts, you may want to check out some of the venues with good tunes.

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Shrine of the Black Madonna

Shrine of the Black Madonna

This gorgeous garden of grottos was built to honor Our Lady of Czestochowa, who came to be known as the Black Madonna because of the way she appeared in early paintings. Brother Bronislaus Luszcz literally did all the building here, using rocks, broken glass, and castoff jewelry to add to the splendor.

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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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18th and Vine District – Kansas City’s wild past

18th and Vine District – Kansas City’s wild past

It was the roaring ‘20s, and 18th and Vine was the center of the black community at the time. The stage at the Panama Club was their showcase. It was also the beginning of Mayor Tom Pendergast’s political era, with the lax enforcement of liquor,…

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Best BLT’s and wings in Kansas City!

Best BLT’s and wings in Kansas City!

  The Peanut Cold beer, Killer wings and BLTs The Peanut was the very first bar to get its liquor license after prohibition was repealed in 1933. (Before the repeal, it was a speakeasy.) A neighborhood dive just south of the Plaza, they serve up…

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The best of Kansas City BBQ

The best of Kansas City BBQ

If you are heading to KC for the NCAA Basketball Tourney, then you are in store for some great hoops and even better Q. My preference is always Oklahoma Joe’s, especially the pork, although LC’s pork sandwich is pretty killer, too. And I really love…

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