1 1. “When the Chips are Down, The Buffalo Is Empty,” proclaims a bumper sticker for sale at the Creamery Brook Bison Farm in Brooklyn, CT, owned by Debbi and Austin Tanner. With dozens of buffalo on the range in rural upstate Connecticut, this seemingly out-of-place farm brings a bit of the Wild West to genteel New England. Visitors are welcome to check out the livestock and purchase fresh meat.
|White's Tavern, Private Property|
|Harness Racing in Goshen, NY|
3. Harness Racing Hall of Fame, Goshen, NY; who knew? What at first appears to be a strange esoteric sport is, upon further inspection quite engaging. And so is this museum, which has one of the best “virtual rides” I’ve ever experienced. What began as a pissing contest (OK – a RACE) between wagon-driving farmers grew into a fast-paced, internationally regulated horseracing competition. There’s a track out back and if you’re lucky you can watch horse and buggy-riders going through their paces.
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4. Zippo Case Museum, Bradford, PA; OK so it’s not officially on Route 6, but this quirky homage to the “windproof lighter” is worth the 20-mile detour. Trust me. From the American Flag made out of hundreds of lighters to the professionally filmed Zippo story, this museum/gift shop should be on many bucket lists.
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6. PennDOT Fence, Meadville, PA; New England has stone walls, Meadville has old Pennsylvania Department of Transportation route, street and highway signs. A mosaic-like “fence,” crafted out of these colorful sheets of steel, rings the PennDot Headquarters property. Right on busy Route 6 and tough to stop, you can appreciate the artfulness while driving past.
7. Linesville Spillway, Linesville, PA; “Where Ducks Walk on the Fishes Backs.” Gross. Weird. Unsettling. But very, very popular.
|Merry Go Round Museum|
|Annie Oakley Perfumery owner|