A Night At The Drive-In

The nocturnal joys of taking in a movie (or two) at a Drive-In Theatre are still available across North America. We talk with Wes and Brian Neal, owners and operators of The Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas about the enduring appeal and evolution of the Drive-In Theatre experience in the digital era.

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Joliet Illinois and the Heritage Corridor

This episode sends you to prison in Joliet but luckily in a good way, with a fascinating survey of local crime and punishment legacy courtesy of Greg Peerbolte, executive director of the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Other attractions along the Heritage Corridor in Illinois also are included.

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Roadside Colorado with Erika Nelson

Erika Nelson is an independent artist and educator who explores the fringes of art and culture on the back roads and at offbeat roadside attractions that dot the American landscape. Erika travels the USA in a permanently altered Art Car, exhibiting the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things. In this episode, Erika offers a survey of quirky Colorado attractions and iconic artwork.

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Preview of the Summer 2019 Issue of American Road Magazine

American Road magazine co-founders Thomas Arthur Repp and Becky Repp deliver a preview of our Summer 2019 issue including a tribute to numerous Drive-In Theaters that still dot the USA with nostalgic pride, now accentuated by modern amenities. And take in the glories of Detroit’s fabled Woodward Avenue, a magnet of the Motor City celebrated in the Spring issue.

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Erika Nelson and Sites od Seattle

Meet Erika Nelson, Pretty Smart Cookie and Creator of the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum, trains her visionary eye on quirky attractions of Seattle and environs.

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Vandalia, Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

Local historian and preservationist Mary Truitt details the remarkable history of Vandalia, Illinois as a crossroads of 19th Century America, a town rich with Midwest history and a significant location for the study of Abraham Lincoln’s early public life. 2019 is Vandalia’s Bicentennial with lots of celebrations planned.

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Key West Art & Historical Society

Dr. Cori Convertito, Curator of Collections for the Key West Art & Historical Society, presides over a treasure trove from her office at the Custom House, flagship of four renowned museums in town and an interpretive center of local culture brimming with “southernmost” heritage. Cori shares her insights on a wealth of displays celebrating the freewheeling character of a unique American city under the shimmering sun.

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Endless Adventure in Key West

Anyone who spends time in Key West, Florida will discover as Ernest Hemingway himself did that this four-mile long stretch of paradise gets into your soul and never leaves. Key West Rebecca, a very popular concierge with seemingly unlimited facts and figures at her fingertips, offers history and advice to travelers headed for the southernmost place in the United States.

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Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota

Austin, Minnesota is home to Hormel Foods and the colorfully interactive SPAM Museum that welcomes many thousands of loyal consumers each year to a veritable shrine that celebrates a product introduced to Depression Era families and American soldiers in World War II, thereafter gaining a global reputation as one of the most versatile food items ever.

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Things To Do In Detroit Before You Die

Veteran travel writer Amy S. Eckert introduces first-time visitors to the
Motor City while helping Detroit residents explore their hometown in the
full bloom of its cultural rebirth with an engaging and indispensable guide
to enjoying all that Detroit has to offer.

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