Route 66 stretches for 2,500 miles from the heart of Chicago to Santa Monica’s iconic pier. Known as the “Mother Road,” it is one of the most popular cross-country road trip routes. Here are just 30 of the countless things to see along the way.
Fort Worth, Texas, is often credited as the “birthplace” of the American West. In the 1800s, it was teeming with cattle, cowpokes, and stagecoach robbers. Today, the Fort Worth Stockyards, sitting about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Dallas, is a popular tourist attraction that works hard to preserve the history of the Wild West.
Backyard landscapes vary wildly by homeowners’ taste and style, but one Austin yard stands out as the most unique of all. The aptly named “Cathedral of Junk” towers over the home of folk artist Vince Hannemann, boasting over 60 tons of accumulated trash.
The sleepy little town of Terlingua, Texas is home to several unusual tourist attractions, including an authentic old West ghost town and the famed Terlingua Chili Cookoff. One of its most awe-inspiring claims to fame, however, is directly overhead: the star-studded Texas sky.
Since the 1930s, drive-in movie theaters have been part of the American cultural landscape. Today, there are about 350 drive-ins across the country – a paltry number compared to the 4,000 that once were. These top ten drive-in movie theaters are must-visit attractions for film buffs and anyone who likes to have some good old-fashioned fun, with all of today’s modern comforts.
Brenham, a beautiful town halfway between Austin and Houston, is a place filled with Texas history and bluebonnets (the state flower of Texas). Below is our list of the top ten things tourists cannot miss when visiting Brenham.
Quirky, indie, exciting, beautiful – there are countless ways to describe Austin. The state capital of Texas is a perfect escape for anyone looking for live music, unique art, delicious food, and lush nature. Read on for ten must-sees in this colorful city.
In 2006, Blake Mycoskie first learned of the Alpargata shoe worn in Argentina since the 14th century. Inspired by its story, he created his first product – a commercial variation of the rope-soled, canvas-topped original.
Created in 1974 by the San Francisco-based avant-garde art collective “Ant Farm,” Cadillac Ranch is a startling roadside installation just 10 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. Architects Chip Lord and Doug Michels, along with art student Hudson Marquez bought ten used Cadillac cars at an average cost of $200 each from local junkyards to use them for their unique project.
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” This was the message American astronaut Neil Armstrong sent from the lunar module to NASA’s Mission Control Center, in Houston, Texas, at 3:18 p.m (CT) on July 20th, 1969, during the historic Apollo 11 trip, and before stepping onto the Moon’s surface.