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Roadside Attractions

Carhenge Is America's Monument To Ingenuity

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.03.2015 | Travel

Along a lonely stretch of highway in Alliance, Nebraska sits a mysterious monument to America's rich history of putting the pedal to the metal: Carhenge. We sent our roving photographer, Joel Schat, out to capture the classic roadside wonder on camera, and the video doesn't disappoint.

America's Weirdest Roadside Finds

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel

There are few things more classic than an American road trip, whether a nerdy one to rocket-launching facilities, a family one for bonding purposes, o...

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

This Is The ONE Tourist Trap You're Missing Out On In Each U.S. State

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel

It's a fine, blurred, and fuzzy little line that separates our nation's most-visited cultural sites from its trashy tourist traps. Of course, any ...

Roadside Dinosaur Parks

Atlas Obscura | Posted 02.05.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether its due to the wonders of prehistoric life or bad design, these creature collections remain a must-see stop on any road trip. Check out some of these mangy monsters that clearly spared every expense:

America's Odd Roadside Attractions

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2013 | Weird News

By Kevin Murphy MUSCOTAH, Kan., May 26 (Reuters) - The 176 residents of this fading Kansas town have high hopes for their old water to...

Bizarre Landmark Owned By Thomas Jefferson Goes On The Market

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

ROANOKE, Va. -- A Virginia landmark and tourism attraction once owned by Thomas Jefferson is up for sale. The privately owned Natural Bridge, north o...

(Almost) Every Billboard Advertising South Dakota's Famed Wall Drug

Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel

The famed Wall Drug, known to all who've driven across South Dakota and spoken of in reverent tones by serious road trippers, has become a travel icon...

Andrew Burmon

Dancing Bears And A Three Generation Roadside Tradition | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

From where they sit on the platform at the center of the small enclosure, the bears can watch the traffic on Rt. 3: pickups carrying young men in work...

PHOTOS: Roadside Dinosaurs And Jurassic Parking

Smithsonian | Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel

A model in a shock wig rides a dilapidated sauropod surrounded by icicle lights, while a sad, roughshod theropod threatens to chomp down on a poor mannequin next door.

Wackiest US Roadside Attractions: Which Is Your Favorite?

Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel

Summer travel planning doesn't start until someone rolls out a map and ticks off their favorite road trip route. Getting out on the open road is so in...

PHOTOS: Carhenge Is For Sale

Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Carhenge, the automotive reconstruction of Stonehenge that has long been one of Nebraska's most popular attractions, is on the market. The 24-year...

Paul Needham

How Far To Wall Drug? South Dakota's Favorite 'Roadside Attraction' | Paul Needham | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

WALL, S.D. -- Open the Wikipedia page for "tourist trap" and the first image you'll see is a photo of one of the hundreds of billboards for Wall Drug....

Circumstance and Dangerous Elicitations of Truth

Roya Rastegar | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Roya Rastegar

Circumstance tells a fictional story about a liberal, upper-class family whose love and affection are gradually drowned under the weight of repressive forces that swell their home with sorrow.

America's Best Roadside Attractions

Christina Ricchiuti | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Christina Ricchiuti

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at11.12.37AM.jpgOften zany, sometimes corny, these monuments offer relief from the monotony of the open road.

PHOTOS: 17 Oddest & Funniest 'World's Largest' Attractions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Oh, America. Home of the countless "World's Largest" structures that lie aside roads, malls, stores, even fields. Consistently amazing, endlessly en...

World's Largest Catsup Bottle: Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Getting New Paint Job

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Collinsville's famous water tower in the form of a giant ketchup bottle is getting a makeover, just in time for its 60th bi...