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Casey, Illinois: a “gigantic” good time in this small town

By |2020-10-13T16:17:24+00:00October 13th, 2020|Illinois, National Road, Roadside Awesomeness, Small Town USA, Story, Weird|

With an impressive collection of the “world’s largest” things, Casey, IL is a must-see for anyone road tripping across the midwest… […]

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Fall in love with the real Route 66 places and people from Disney Pixar’s Cars

By |2019-01-23T20:40:26+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Arizona, Automobilia, California, Filming Location, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Route 66, Small Town USA|

The real-life places and people of Route 66 that inspired the Disney Pixar hit Cars are undeniably awesome… […]

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Introducing Guided Route 66 Tours by Two Lane America

By |2019-01-09T16:05:08+00:00August 19th, 2018|Arizona, Automobilia, Best Drives, California, Chicago, Festivals and Events, Highway Guides, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Retro Roadtrip, Route 66, Small Town USA, Texas|

These 13-day Route 66 tours are the most hassle-free way to drive Route 66 and make new friends along the way… […]

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Rest in retro style at these remarkable Route 66 motels and hotels

By |2019-01-03T17:20:34+00:00February 15th, 2018|Arizona, Best Drives, California, Hotels & motels, Illinois, Lodging, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Route 66, Small Town USA, Story, Tulsa|

A state-by-state guide to the very best and very coolest Route 66 hotels and motels… […]

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Atlanta, IL: This little Route 66 town packs a big punch with the Palms Grill Cafe

By |2019-01-03T18:02:13+00:00December 13th, 2017|Diners and Drive-Ins, Illinois, Route 66, Small Town USA, Story|

Fun photo ops and the best darn pie you’ve ever tasted at the Palms Grill Cafe make Atlanta, IL an excellent Route 66 destination or [...]

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Chicago’s Palmer House is the most extravagant wedding gift of all time

By |2017-02-09T17:20:40+00:00January 9th, 2017|Chicago, Hotels & motels, Illinois, Lodging, Story|

What did you get your spouse when you wed? We’re betting you didn’t give them the grandest hotel in the world. Potter Palmer did when [...]

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These 8 Route 66 gas stations epitomize the Mother Road

By |2019-01-03T17:33:20+00:00November 15th, 2016|Arizona, Best Drives, California, Illinois, Missouri, Roadside Awesomeness, Route 66, Small Town USA, Texas|

Nothing captures the essence of Route 66 quite like an old filling station. These are some of our favorite old gas stations along America’s famed [...]

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How one Secret Service spy stopped the election-day robbery of Lincoln’s Tomb

By |2020-02-15T17:10:37+00:00November 7th, 2016|Illinois, Museums, National Parks, Roadside Awesomeness, Route 66|

On Election Day in 1876, a gang of grave robbers almost stole our greatest president’s body. This is the story of how one secret service [...]

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Celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day at some of our favorite car museums

By |2017-02-09T23:06:53+00:00July 8th, 2016|Automobilia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Museums, Roadside Awesomeness, Story|

July 8th, 2016 is a holiday for those of us who love classic cars. To celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day, here are a few [...]

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