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Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man on Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 opened on Route 66 in 2018. The quirky souvenir shop is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a repurposed classic 1950’s PEMCO gas station. A year after opening the shop’s mascot, a space cowboy named Buck Atom, was brought to life in the most spectacular of ways: with a giant fiberglass Buck Atom Space Cowboy Muffler Man. The star...

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Modern day Route 66 embraces its vintage roots. On the Mother Road you’ll find so many examples of restored and fondly remembered roadside attractions, service stations, motels, and more. But you’ll also find a new breed of Route 66 attraction. Ones that pay homage to the past with a definite modern twist. You’ll find just that at one of Route 66’s newest...

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri - a Route 66 roadside attraction

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge on Route 66

This Route 66 attraction was once an essential part of the cross-country journey, taking travelers from Illinois, across the Mississippi river, and into Missouri (or vice versa). While you can no longer drive the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, it’s still worth a trip to walk (or bike) across and admire. The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge spans just over a mile across the...

Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - giant milk bottle roadside attraction

Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Got milk? Don’t worry, I know somewhere where you might never run out. Here at the milk bottle grocery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The 350-square foot red brick building, located on historic Route 66, was constructed in 1930. The building was originally referred to as Triangle Grocery due to its wedge shape made to fit a corner lot. When the now iconic giant milk...

Pancakes with butter and maple syrup and a side of bacon at Lou Mitchell's Restaurant on Route 66 in Chicago, Illinois

Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant on Route 66

You know you can get your kicks on Route 66 but how about getting your pancakes? Or your omelettes? Or your Milk Duds? In downtown Chicago you’ll find a restaurant synonymous with the start of the Mother Road: Lou Mitchell’s restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Lou Mitchell’s opened in 1923 and several factors contributed to its continued success. Besides their delicious...

Historic Route 66 Begin Sign in Chicago, Illinois

Historic Route 66 Begin Sign in Chicago, Illinois

Ready to get your kicks on Route 66? Every great road trip along the Mother Road starts here: the Historic Route 66 Begin Sign in Chicago, Illinois. Route 66 was established in 1926, and, for many years, served as the premiere drive for anyone taking a western bound migration. Running from Chicago to Los Angeles the road spanned 2,448 through Illinois, Missouri...

Haunted Trails Frankenstein Muffler Man in Burbank, Illinois

Haunted Trails Frankenstein Muffler Man in Burbank, Illinois

Haunted Trails in Burbank, Illinois is a family entertainment center with a spooky twist. Operating since 1975, the property has an arcade, go-carts, batting cages, and a mini golf course, all with a G-rated monster theme. It’s a fun place to take your kids, have an afternoon with friends, or even take a date. For road trippers looking for the big and weird...

Casey Illinois Attractions: Big Things in a Small Town

Casey Illinois Attractions: Big Things in a Small Town

If you’re the type of person who always pulls over for roadside attractions you can’t miss this. Casey, Illinois is home to twelve official world’s largest things, houses a myriad of other oversized attractions, and takes their slogan of “Big Things in a Small Town” seriously. You can’t miss these Casey Illinois attractions. Table Of Contents Roadside Attractions in...

Big Birdcage in Casey, Illinois roadside attraction

Big Birdcage in Casey, Illinois

Casey, Illinois is a small town known for its big things. The town is home to over thirty roadside attractions, including twelve record holding world’s largest things! One of the most popular sites in Casey isn’t one of the world’s largest collection, but its big size and interactivity make it a well-beloved stop. Spread your wings and get ready to...