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LostAmericana

LostAmericana

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Photojournalist, filmmaker, traveler of the back roads. Documenting fading rural areas at Lost Americana. The Johnny Cash song "I've been everywhere" was written about me... Before I was born.

February 13, 2021
Rated 5.0

Real cool venue to see a live show in. Saw numerous local productions here growing up in the area, and caught a couple of special events including Craig Ferguson. Excellent excellent venue.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

If you are any kind of map geek, or get wonky over geographical areas, this is the stop for you. Pull over, read the signs and take your photos. Sadly the original spot is is about 100 feet south of the monument on the grounds of a factory, but close enough. Historical Marker fan rejoice, this is not your boring "someone slept here once" kind of sign.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

Old school looking ice cream spot that give you those vintage feels even though it's only been around I think since the 1980s. Good selection of flavors.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 4.0

We went here for the Go-Karts and everyone had a good time. Can't say it's worth a long distance drive to come here, but if you're in the area and want to kiddie fun this track is pretty fun. Arcade is kind of an after thought. We did not try the mini golf course.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

Love this place! Vintage diner worth a stop and has a great steak sandwich. Really friendly guys that you can have a conversation with about the game, or whatever. This is a must stop along the Lincoln Highway, or for fans of vintage diners. Worth the drive just for the vibes.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 4.0

Good no frills BBQ place.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

Beautiful old cemetery with log cabin church that is worth a stop to take a look around for a view from our nation's past.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 4.0

As far as old covered bridges go this one isn't the most interesting. Bridge is kept in very good shape and you are allowed to drive over it, but it has giant wood beams leading up to the bridge to to oversized vehicles from smashing into it. So not the greatest for photos.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

This is a giant quarter that is nothing more than a roadside attraction that is free and there solely for you to use as a photo op. Should you absolutely exit off of 70/76 to take a photo here? Well if you're that type of person then yes. If you want to stretch your legs, then yes. If you're rushing to make epic time to your destination, then no.

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February 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

Historical tollhouse that is worth pulling over for a closer look. Nearby mountains offer a great back drop photo photos taken at this location.

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