Perhaps America's best-known highway, Route 66 was the lifeblood for many communities during its heyday. After it was replaced by the Interstate System during the 1950s and 60s, the route has now become home to numerous kitschy monuments, hotels, and rest stops that give a glimpse into a bygone era of American history.
1. Cadillac Ranch
This public art installation by avant-garde group Ant Farm has stood in rural Texas since 1974. Originally a commentary on the rise and fall of the famous tailfin automobile style, the cars are now routinely painted over with layers and layers of graffiti. Even though it is located on private land, visitors are actively encouraged to stop and explore.
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