The photo gallery in this section is just a sampling of the astonishing swath of Americana awaiting travelers along US36.

All photos are by Allan Ferguson unless otherwise noted. Many more attractions are featured in Route 36: Ohio to Colorado—America’s Heartland Highway.

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Wilbur Wright’s birthplace is just a few miles south of Route 36. There, travelers can see a full-scale replica of the plane the Wright brothers launched at Kitty Hawk.

President Benjamin Harrison’s home in Indianapolis is a particularly fine reflection of an affluent family in America’s late nineteenth-century. 

James Whitcomb Riley, Indiana’s greatest poet working in the vernacular, lived as a boarder in this beautiful home in the Lockerbie District of Indianapolis.

Indiana is reportedly the home of the largest collection of Carnegie libraries in the country. This one is in Danville, about 20 miles west of Indianapolis.

Rockville is the locus of Indiana’s covered-bridge country. Tens of thousands attend an annual ten-day festival in early October.

The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Indiana, is a “must” stop on Route 36. This is Ernie’s boyhood home, moved in from the countryside.

Route 36: Ohio to Colorado—America’s Heartland Highway