Category Archives: Small Town USA

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…

Get caffeinated at Indiana’s 10 best small-town coffee shops

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You don’t have to be in Indy to find awesome coffee in the Hoosier state. These 10 small-town coffee shops are every bit as cool as the big-city coffeeshops of Indianapolis…

Get your burgers and the blues on the Mississippi diner crawl

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11 of Mississippi’s very best diners all in one bluesy, beefy, soul-foody road trip…

Top 10 places we went in 2016 and why you should go there in 2017

Posted on in Breweries, coffeeshops, MINI Takes the States, Museums, National Parks, Route 66, Small Town USA, Story | 0 comments

From Yellowstone’s Old Faithful to Route 66 to space shuttles, we saw some amazing things in 2016. Here are the 10 best places we visited this year…

Meet one town’s absolutely adorable new mayor

Posted on in Kentucky, Road Stories, Roadside Awesomeness, Small Town USA, Story, Weird | 2 comments

Maybe every town should elect a rescued pit bull as its mayor…

Wall Drug Store is still one of America’s best roadside attractions

Posted on in Diners and Drive-Ins, Food, MINI Takes the States, Roadside Awesomeness, Small Town USA, South Dakota, Story | 0 comments
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From a simple promise of free water to worldwide notoriety, Wall Drug Store is still one of the best roadside attractions in the entire United States. Here’s why…

McGovern Legacy Museum: an enlightening South Dakota surprise

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We stumble into the McGovern Legacy Museum in Mitchell, SD for a little history on George McGovern, South Dakota’s favorite politician…

Bucket List Checkoff: the a-maize-ing Corn Palace of Mitchell, SD

Posted on in Festivals and Events, MINI Takes the States, Museums, Roadside Awesomeness, Small Town USA, South Dakota, Story, Weird | 0 comments

South Dakota is corn country, and there’s no better example than the massive Corn Palace of Mitchell, SD- a building covered with, you guessed it, corn…

Welcome to Seaside, Florida: a destination wedding paradise

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Remember the utopian town “Seahaven” from The Truman Show? Yeah, it’s a real place called Seaside, and, yeah, it’s one totally epic wedding destination…

Ditch I-70 and follow the yellow brick road to The Oz Museum

Posted on in Highway Guides, Kansas, Museums, Small Town USA, Story | 0 comments

Getting a little bored on that Kansas stretch of I-70? Take a short detour to see the Wizard, Dorothy, and the rest of the classic gang at the Oz Museum in Wamego, Kansas…