First time poster so bear with me.

I'm planning on making a map of a small town that use to be a tourists/truck stop but since the creation of the Interstate it has since withered, like what happened to some towns along the Route 66. Are there any places like that someone can reference me? Also I want it to have a relatively convincing outdoor shopping center (not a mall but a place were people walk outside between stores).

Kinda specific I know. So to recap: I need a reference to some small highway towns around the world, and some links/references to outdoor shopping malls/outlets (Kinda like the Tanger Outlets sprinkled around GA/SC)