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Ludlow, California

Ludlow

One of the ghostly stops along Route 66.
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum

An exquisite collection of fairytale conveyances that puts most car museums to shame.
Lisbon, Portugal

Livraria Bertrand

The world's oldest bookshop still in operation.
Tirana, Albania

House of Leaves

A museum dedicated to secret surveillance.
Los Angeles, California

Binoculars Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands out as one of the architect's weirder works.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
Arcadia, California

Denny's Windmill

A relic from a forgotten bakery chain still spins atop a diner.
Needles, California

Carty's Camp

An abandoned 1920s-era stretch of cabins now overshadowed by the 66 Motel.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins

A pair of giant roadside arrows are all that remains of a former Route 66 trading post.
Winslow, Arizona

Two Guns

The story of Two Guns, Arizona could easily be described as a Shakespearian tragedy on Route 66.
Cibola County, New Mexico

Budville Trading Post

In 1967, murder and mayhem disrupted the tranquility along this quiet stretch of Old Route 66.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Arcadia Round Barn

This unusually circular centenarian barn became a Route 66 icon.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Old Route 66 Filling Station

Along the historic Mother Road is an old gas station with a secret counterfeiting past.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom

Standing at 21-feet tall, this space cowboy adds to the legacy of Route 66's muffler men.
Chelsea, Oklahoma

Totem Pole Park

This historic folk art garden contains a nightmare tower that claims to be the world's largest concrete totem pole.
Galena, Kansas

Frecs the Miner

This statue is an ode to an iconic roadside advertisement popularized during the 1970s.
Cuba, Missouri

Former World's Largest Rocking Chair

The world's second largest rocking chair is found on Route 66 in Cuba... Missouri.
Staunton, Illinois

Henry's Rabbit Ranch

This lagomorph-obsessed Route 66 emporium is home to a giant jackrabbit that sits in a bunny graveyard.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.