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Austin Coop

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Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles tastes like a hug from Grandma

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One woman’s homemade comfort food recipes live on through her family at our favorite Indy chicken joint, Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles…

Workingman’s Friend of Indianapolis is the lunch hideaway of your dreams

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Delicious burgers, cold beer, and a century-old story of an immigrant’s generosity make the Workingman’s Friend one of Indy’s very best lunch hideaways…

A little church with a big view: the Chapel of the Transfiguration

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This little country chapel at the base of the Tetons continues to inspire and amaze nearly 100 years after it first opened its doors…

Surprises around every corner at Indianapolis’s Fountain Square Theatre Building

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Like a time capsule that sells beer and good food, the Fountain Square Theatre Building in Indianapolis is full of hidden gems waiting to be explored…

Drinking for the love of animals at Metazoa Brewing Co.

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Want to help mistreated animals? Like beer? Have we got the place for you…

The Oasis Diner of Plainfield, IN is a true roadtripper’s food paradise

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Take a seat at the perfectly restored Oasis Diner in Plainfield, IN and be whisked all the way back to the 1950s…

Why does one of America’s most famous bridges have a giant bend in it?

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Learn how San Diego’s famed Coronado Bridge ended up with its completely unique bend…

See why Petrified Forest National Park is a magical detour from I-40

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With beautiful landscapes and fascinating history, a drive through Petrified Forest National Park is a welcome break from the monotony of I-40…

Threading the “Needle’s Eye” on South Dakota’s Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway

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If you like twisty roads, beautiful views, and a good measure of patriotic flair, the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway of South Dakota is the only way to get to Mount Rushmore…

A totally retro way to beat the heat: the Kansas Soda Fountain Road Trip

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Looking for an excuse to take a little Kansas road trip? How about trying 9 of the state’s very coolest old-fashioned soda fountains?