by Valerie Bromann @ Silly America
Ready to get your kicks on Route 66? Every great road trip along the Mother Road starts here.
The Gemini Giant is a 28-foot tall muffler man who stands outside the Launching Pad restaurant in Wilmington, Illinois.
The Railsplitter Covered Wagon and giant Lincoln statue is 40-feet long, 12-feet wide and 25-feet tall.
Henry’s Rabbit Ranch is a Route 66 visitor center and souvenir shop with a particular pedigree. The theme here, if you couldn’t guess, is rabbits.
Pontiac, Illinois is known as “Route 66 Mural City.” This is the first, biggest, and most well-known Route 66 mural in Pontiac.
Get a taste of history at this Route 66 institution: Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, Illinois.
This location not only features a giant pink elephant but also a parade of one more giant thing after the next
An original 1-mile stretch of Route 66 has been restored and turned into an interpretive trail.
In 1966 a muffler man was erected in Cicero, Illinois. In 2002 the hot-dog wielding giant muffler man was relocated to Route 66 park in Atlanta.
Unfortunately there is no ketchup in this 170-foot tall catsup bottle, instead the structure serves as a water tower for Collinsville, Illinois