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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Museum of Science and Industry

Gary Mantz and Suzanne Mitchell recount their visit to the MSI in Chicago, a site of world-class exhibits and home to technological marvels. From classic locomotive engines, and a Boeing 727 airliner, to a WWII German U-Boat captured by the U.S. Navy in time to assist with planning the D-Day Invasion. Special thanks to Robert Klara for his American Road Magazine article, “Down To A Science.”

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Gilmore Car Museum

Jay Follis, Marketing Director of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan surveys North America’s Largest Auto Museum. The scope and beauty of the collection located on a 90-acre campus are breathtaking. The Museum tells the history of America through the automobile so plan to stay half the day and enjoy vintage dining too.

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Country Stores and Duck Decoy Art

Author, artist and photographer Tony Craig details the venerable history of country stores in North Carolina and then with equal passion guides listeners into the highly competitive (and lucrative) culture of duck decoy artistry.

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Ford Model T Coast to Coast with Tom Cotter

Tom Cotter is a bucket-list “highway and byway” dreamer who envisions extraordinary road trips and then looks for ways to make his dreams come true. Hear his story of traveling the length of the Lincoln Highway in a classic Ford Model T speedster.

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Natural Adventure at Morton Arboretum

From Troll Hunts to a massive LEGO display this spring and summer, the Morton Arboretum, just 25 miles from downtown Chicago offers a destination for nature lovers and day-trippers who have exercise and environmental education on the brain. Lots to see, do and learn!

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Mark Greene and the Thrill of the Open Road

Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts is the trademark and mantra of Mark Greene whose passion for classic automobiles and the adventures to be had in them can be traced back to his car-crazy boyhood and a surprise visit to the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.

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Roadside Attraction Warrior, Erika Nelson Returns

Erika Nelson, roadside attraction warrior and consummate curator of The World’s Largest Things, returns to share her insights into the Big Tire in Michigan, The House on the Rock in Wisconsin and American Gods, a STARZ network series for the road-tripper in all of us.

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Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

Host Gary Mantz and his well-traveled guest Suzanne Mitchell reminisce about their “Great American Road Trip of 2017” from Sarasota to Seattle and back including details of amazing places they encountered.

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