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Our Illinois road trip highlights, interviews with roadside attraction creators, clips from vintage travel shorts, and videos by Roadside America fans.

Burbank
Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 8

American Giants 6.

Two Chicago area Muffler Men get their American Giants road trip close-ups, including the mutant Frankenstein Muffler Man at Haunted Trails.Go to video


Chicago
Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 7

American Giants 6.

Chicago fiberglass giants visited -- Eye Care Indian, and a rooftop Mr. Bendo, still incomplete after a windstorm cut him in half.Go to video


Essex
Jack Barker: Inspiration from Junk

Jack Barker: Inspiration from Junk

Jack Barker showed us some of his junk art sculptures and talked about his ideas.Go to video


Peoria
Barbershop Quartet of the Presidents

Animatronic Barber Shop Quartet.

Rubberhead robot Presidents belt out quick musical ditty for visitors at the Wheel O' Time Museum.Go to video


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