Thursday, March 16, 2017
News From Along Route 66, February 2017: Tips for Tourism Success-- Part 2
Two small towns and their emphasis on Route 66 come to mind: Atlanta and Pontiac, Illinois.
The Atlanta Clock Tower came from the high school and was placed in a structure by the library (itself an interesting building). They are having tourists wind it.
Palms Grill. At first they wanted it just as a non-working replica, but now it is one of the best places to eat along the old road.
They also moved the Paul Bunyan muffler man statue to main street.
Then, there is Pontiac with all their murals, museums and that wonderful old courthouse in the town square.
Two Cities to Emulate. --RoadDog