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360 Chicago, Chicago

360 Chicago, Chicago

360 Chicago (formerly The John Hancock Observatory) is a 100-floor (344m) skyscraper in the commercial district of Chicago. 360 Chicago’s 94th floor observation deck displays exhibits about the city of Chicago while maps explain the view in each direction. A special meshed-in area allows visitors to feel the winds 1,030 feet (314m) above ground level.… Read More

Abraham Lincoln’s Home, Springfield

Abraham Lincoln’s Home, Springfield

The house, purchased by Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln in 1844, was the only home that Lincoln ever owned. Located at the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets, the house contains twelve rooms spread over two floors. During the time he lived here, Lincoln was elected to the House of Representatives in 1846,… Read More

Acoma Pueblo, Cibola County

Acoma Pueblo, Cibola County

Also known as Sky City, this Native American pueblo sits atop a 367 foot sandstone mesa. Most likely established in the 12th century, in an ideal location for defence from raiders, this pueblo is now open for tours. There are some breathtaking views to be had from the top of the mesa and the pueblo… Read More

Afton Station and Route 66 Packards, Afton

Afton Station and Route 66 Packards, Afton

Afton Station is a small private Route 66 memorabilia and antique car museum housed in a 30’s era restored filling station. The car museum can hold 14 vintage autos and a collection of Route 66 and Buffalo Ranch memorabilia along with other interesting items. It also serves as an unofficial “rest stop” for weary travellers… Read More

Amboy Crater, Amboy, California

Amboy Crater, Amboy, California

Amboy crater is an extinct volcano only 1.5 miles south of Route 66 near the town of Amboy. The crater is estimated to be 79,000 years old with it’s last eruption approximately 10,000 years ago. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973, and recognized for its visual and geological significance. Although this crater… Read More

Becky’s Barn, Auburn

Becky’s Barn, Auburn

Located on the only brick Route 66 alignment in Illinois, Becky’s Barn sells antiques as well as vintage merchandise. They also carry Route 66 Soda, Amish jams & jellies, Rat Fink & Route 66 collectibles, and a small collection of road signs. Their snack shop and information centre offers weary travellers a place to rest… Read More

Blue Whale, Catoosa

Blue Whale, Catoosa

Built in the early ‘70’s as an anniversary gift from Hugh Davis to his wife Zelta the Blue Whale of Catoosa served locals and Route 66 travelers in need of a swim. Although no longer in use as a swimming pool the Whale and the picnic area have been restored and still welcome visitors.   Read More

Bottle Tree Ranch, Helendale

Bottle Tree Ranch, Helendale

When Elmer Long was a young boy he used to accompany his father on a search of the wastelands and abandoned settlements in the Mojave desert, looking for objects of historical interest and gathering up anything that may be put to further use, including a large collection of colored glass bottles. Many years later, after inheriting… Read More

Bunyon Giant, Atlanta

Bunyon Giant, Atlanta

The second of the Illinois “brothers”, the Bunyon giant – like the Gemini Giant before him – was also one of the original “muffler men” used to promote auto service. These days the Bunyon Giant has swapped his exhaust for a huge hot-dog as for many years he stood outside “Bunyon’s” restaurant in Cicero, Illinois. In 2003,… Read More

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

In 1974, an instantly recognisable and iconic landmark of Route 66 was born – Cadillac Ranch. An art group known as the Ant Farm were commissioned to produce a piece of public art and they opted to demonstrate the evolution of the tail fin of the Cadillac. Thus, ten Cadillac’s were half-buried, nose down, in… Read More