Going on a road trip this summer? Consider taking detours off the
main superhighways to visit off-beat roadside attractions. They're a
fun diversion, especially if you're traveling with kids.
Get photos of you or your family in front of memorable, kitschy, giant
constructions, such as:
- a 19-ft smiling potato in Maugerville, New Brunswick
- a 40,000-gallon coffeepot in Stanton, Iowa
- a house in the shape of a shoe in Hellam, PA
. . . and thousands more.
Here are some websites where you can view photos of roadside
attractions and also get directions to visit them:
World's Largest Roadside Attractions http://www.wlra.us/
Search by name, by country, by U.S. state, or by category (e.g.,
animals, household objects, toys, etc.)
Type in your destination and pull up a map of nearby
attractions. There are also news items, tips and videos.
Large Canadian Roadside Attractions http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/
Search by location or by category.
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