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Roadside Peek Midwest
Americana | Architecture | Auto | Bowling | Drive-ins | Eateries | Motels | Neon | Retrolook | Signage | Theater

Welcome to Roadside Peek Midwest. In this section of Roadside USA, check out treasures from the great Midwestern part of the United States. And yes, more sections will be added very shortly.


Midway Drive-in Theatre
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

A definite must see are the drive-in movies. See treasures, both open and closed, of Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, etc etc... at Roadside Peek's Drive-in Theatres of the Midwest.



Steak n' Shake
Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans

Check out some of the Midwest's best in terms of eateries and their signage. From Michael's Goody Boy to Steak n' Shake, check out treasures of the Midwest here at Roadside Peek's Roadside Eateries Midwest.



Plaza North
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

How about signage? Well, the Midwest has many unique ones that date from the mid-century, including googie-style. Check them out here at Roadside Peek's Roadside Signage Midwest.



Star Lite Motel
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Don't despair... motels and lodging is here. See some of the Midwest favorites, some even in neon. Where? Right here at Roadside Peek's Motels Midwest.



Paul Bunyan's
Photo courtesy Dave Pophal

When you think of the Midwest, do you think big? Well, at Roadside Peek's Roadside Americana Midwest, many of the Midwest's interesting roadside attractions are found, including some that are huge in size.




Arrowhead Lodge
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

How about neon? Well the Midwest has many unique and well-kept neon signs. Check them out here at Roadside Peek's Neon Midwest.



Chicago Theatre
Photo courtesy Jeannie Black

The Midwest is quite the treasure trove for classic historical theatres. See many of these at Roadside Peek's Grand Theatre Midwest.



Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Bowling or Ten Pin Alleys were quite the staple during the pre-war and post-war years. See the remnants of this time period here at Roadside Peek's Ten Pin Alleys Midwest.



Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The car culture of the early to mid century was not just a west coast phenomenon. See the relics of the old auto dealerships and auto related signage at Roadside Peek's Automobile Alley Midwest.



Tiger Stadium
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Check out some of the old roadside favorites of yesteryear at Roadside Peek's Retrolook Midwest.



Bank One
Photo courtesy Michael Sekeres

See some of the eye-catching architecture examples from the Midwest at Roadside Peek's Roadside Architecture Midwest.











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