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Ride the fur-covered Jackalope!

Ride the fur-covered Jackalope!

It’s a jackalope two-fer! Outside is the fiberglass beauty, and the jack inside the Exxon Country Store…ohhhh, it’s a big one and fur-covered.

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Luigi’s – Mechanical Barbie and the Band of Many Kens

Luigi’s – Mechanical Barbie and the Band of Many Kens

Luigi’s is an Akron institution which features a giant pizza made by PR “Grizzled Wizard” Miller on the outside. Luigi’s is also known for a 1949 Mechanical Bandbox above the front door that comes to life when the jukebox is played.

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One of the last stops for Bonnie and Clyde – the Petrified Wood Gas Station

One of the last stops for Bonnie and Clyde – the Petrified Wood Gas Station

Petrified Wood Gas Station, Cafe and  Motel 904 S Hwy 81-287 Decatur, TX Notable building Originally a 1927 Texas Tourist Camp, owner E. F. Boydston recognized that money could be made by attracting the motoring road trippers. The restaurant was built in 1929 and lodging in…

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27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

27 Essential Apps for Your Next Road Trip

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about summer vacations. Whether you are going to be sticking close to home, or planning a big road trip across country, here are 27 apps you should have on your phone before you leave town. Of…

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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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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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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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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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PeeWee Herman’s Dinosaurs

PeeWee Herman’s Dinosaurs

Claude Bell’s Dinosaurs 50800 Seminole Dr Cabazon, CA 951-849-8309 Also known as the Cabazon Dinosaurs and Claude Bell’s Dinos, since they were prominently featured in Mr. Herman’s Big Adventure. Claude Bell made ’em from leftover highway construction materials to lure traffic in off of I-10,…

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