The Mother of All Road Trips: Route 66
Entertainment on the mother road
Blue Whale, Catoosa, Oklahoma: The swimming hole leviathan had slipped into disrepair a few years ago. But locals saved the whale, ensuring photo ops for another generation.
(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® March/April 2009. It was updated in 2012. Prices and other details can change; please check specifics before you make travel plans.)