20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Elvis, Polk-A-Dot Drive In

The Polk-A-Dot Drive In is a nostalgic, 1950’s style roadside diner with life-sized statues of American movie, music, and comic book icons. Started in 1956 originally out of a Polk-a-dot painted school bus, it moved to its current location in 1962. This is a popular spot along the Route 66 corridor.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Braidwood, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Alexandra Buxbaum