The Route 66 Visitor’s Center in Bloomington has been very successful since its opening in April. The McLean County Museum of History’s Cruisin’ with Lincoln on Route 66 visitor center has attracted 5,800 visitors from 30 countries.
According to a WJBC.com article, “We are achieving the goal of bringing an international and national audience into the heart of our city for the purpose of heritage tourism,” museum executive director Greg Koos said. “This is cultural entrepreneurship.”
Seventy five percent of those visitors live in Illinois. To learn more about the visitor’s center or to read the original article, please visit http://www.wjbc.com/2015/09/23/route-66-visitors-center-attracts-tourists-from-30-countries/
A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.