Roadside Attractions: Cool Cafés, Souvenir Stands, Route 66 Relics, & Other Road Trip Fun (Google eBook)

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - Travel - 154 pages
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Hit the open road for fun and wackiness as the Butkos visit offbeat attractions from coast to coast--dinosaur parks, miniature golf courses, populuxe motels, vintage amusement arcades, classic diners illuminated in neon, and even the world's largest ball of twine. More than fifty fellow authors and artists offer stories about their favorite attractions or recall memorable trips. Visitor information is included to help plan quick visits or an entire road trip.
  

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Contents

Familiar Favorites
15
Spotlight on MiniGolf
30
Route 66 The 2448Mile Attraction
33
Spotlight on the Lincoln Highway
44
Amusing Places
45
Spotlight on Christmas Parks
59
Wild Things
61
Spotlight on Dinosaurs
75
Adventures with Art
95
Spotlight on Souvenirs
103
Intriguing Accomodations
107
Spotlight on Tourist Cabins
117
Getting There
119
Further Reading and Surfing
143
Acknowledgments
145
Index
147

Fun Food
77
Spotlight on Diners
92

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About the author (2007)

Brian Butko lives in the Pittsburgh metro area and is the nation's leading authority on the Lincoln Highway. He is a founding director of the new Lincoln Highway Association.

Brian and Sarah Butko live in Pittsburgh, where Brian is editor of Western Pennsylvania History magazine and Sarah is a PTA president and Girl Scout leader.

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