Get your kicks on a nostalgic, kitschy, friendlier-than-a-front-porch drive down the Midwest stretch of Route 66. We dug up our favorite captures from the Mother Road in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma, listed from north to south.

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1. Splashy launch

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Buckingham Fountain in Chicago by @kwkristi

2. Fueling up

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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant and Bakery in Chicago by @sarah990

3. Down home

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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket in Willowbrook, Illinois, by @nathanmichael

4. Giant dreams

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Gemini Giant in Wilmington, Illinois, by @ihanslope

5. Photo op

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Route 66 mural in Pontiac, Illinois, by @grebennikovs

6. Better together

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Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois, by @gracedeer

7. Supreme court

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Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville, Illinois, by @erinkorsmo

8. Serving nostalgia

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Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, Illinois, by @blnqita

9. Turn back

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Henry's Rabbit Ranch near Staunton, Illinois, by @mrsgembagemba

10. Treasure trunk

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Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois, by @sunrecords54

11. Crossing over

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Chain of Rocks Bridge in Granite City, Illinois, by @a700xx

12. Sweet spot

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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis by @sgmhayes1130

13. Deep discovery

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Meramec Caverns in Sullivan, Missouri, by @kierralynnmundt

14. Rock star

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The Route 66 Rocker in Cuba, Missouri, by @ashbwallace

15. Permanent vacancy

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John's Modern Cabins in Newburg, Missouri, by @drewmaniac

16. Telephones refrigerated

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The Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, by @padremorning

17. Pit stop

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Gary's Gay Parita in Halltown, Missouri, by @66icons

18. Order up

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Clanton's Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma, by @manleym21

19. Something fishy

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Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma, by @dbernard2000

20. Rounded out

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The Arcadia Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, by @brocksawyer

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