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Cuba

The eastern Missouri city of Cuba is affectionately known as "Route 66 Mural City." No surprise there – murals dot buildings all over this charming city. One particular mural of note is found at the old Phillips gas station on the corner of Franklin & Washington, where Route 66 meets Missouri Highway 19.

Is the road making you a little hungry? Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q is a great stop along Route 66 for such endeavors. Seasoned pork loin, brisket, chicken, turkey, and some cobbler for dessert will definitely keep you full down the road. It's not an original Route 66 restaurant, but as part of the rebirth, it's doing a smokin' nice job on the east side of town.

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If cobbler doesn't sound like your thing, hit the Route 66 Fudge Shop for a wide variety of sweet confections, including the wonderful Route 66 "Road Cakes" and candy bars.

The Crawford County Historical Museum offers "three floors of history" highlighting Cuba and the county that surrounds it. They also offer wine tastings and trolley tours.

In nearby Fanning, right along Route 66, one of the newer Guinness World Record-holders sits right in front of the Fanning Route 66 Outpost. It's the World's Largest Rocking Chair. Although it doesn't rock – presumably unless strong weather gives it no choice – this edifice is a sight to behold, and makes for a great picture.

 
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