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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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The Amazing Eliphante

The Amazing Eliphante

Eliphante – Mike Kahn and Leda Livant Dates unknown Cornville, AZ Sculptural and  environment Built: 1980’s-present Located south of Sedona, near the town of Cornville, Arizona, Eliphante is a mesmerizing sculptural and architectural environment created over the past 20 years by artists Mike Kahn and…

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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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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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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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A garden of goat-getting political satire – MT Liggett’s art field

A garden of goat-getting political satire – MT Liggett’s art field

Art Field – Myron “M.T.” Liggett 1930 — 119 N Cherry Mullinville, KS 620-548-2597 Sculpture environment Built: 1989-present “I say what I want to say, and I piss a lot of people off.” M. T. Liggett was born into a sharecropping family in tiny Mullinville,…

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