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  1. Jul 29, 2010 #1

    jtbell

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    Top 50 American Roadside Attractions

    The only ones I've actually seen are South of the Border and the World's Largest Bottle of Catsup.

    Near misses: Biosphere 2 (closed on the day my wife and I happened to drive by), The Thing (driven past it a few times, haven't had the nerve to stop... maybe next time!), and the Cadillac Ranch (drove right past it a couple of months ago without knowing it was there).
     
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  3. Jul 29, 2010 #2

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    Gen. Sherman, Santa Cruz Mystery Spot (and as a bonus: Winchester Mystery House over in San Jose). the Light Bulb, and yes, South of the Border - hard to miss on the I-95, not least because they have advertising billboards all the way to north Virginia IIRC!
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 #3

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    Cadillac Ranch and Paul Bunyan.

    Near misses: Beer Can House in Houston and Forbidden Gardens in Katy, missed a countless number of times. Then again, even though I lived in the Washington DC area for about eight years, I have yet to take the White House tour or go to the top of the Washington Monument. I didn't see the cherries in blossom until some business trip years taken after I moved out.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 #4
    Only Lucy the Elephant which I have seen many times and been inside at least twice. She's not too far from where I live.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2010 #5
    Jolly Green Giant, Blue Earth, Minn., Mystery Spot; Santa Cruz, CA, Oldest Bob's Big Boy; Burbank, CA, Paul Bunyan Statue; Bemidji, MN, and what about the Jackalopes????
     
  7. Jul 29, 2010 #6
    I used to pass by the Leaning Tower in Niles on the way to work.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 #7

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    Desert of Maine. Only One!
     
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    Haven't seen any of them, but now I know what I have to see before I die; the shoe tree.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010 #9

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    None. The only times that I've been to the US as an adult were straight to Las Vegas to play pool, then straight home again.
    I was on a couple of high-school field trips to the Henry Ford museum and Greenfield Villiage when I was a kid, but they aren't on the list.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2010 #10

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    Pffft!!! What a wimpy list!! I have many times driven to Rich hill, MO.
    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/767
     
  12. Jul 29, 2010 #11

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  13. Jul 29, 2010 #12

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    I've been to (or driven past) one.. the leaning tower in niles.. and I don't even live in the US!!
     
  14. Jul 30, 2010 #13

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    I've always been curious about this one:
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    The Thing; Dragoon, AZ

    Mummified chupacabra, maybe?
     
  15. Jul 30, 2010 #14

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    :biggrin:
     
  16. Jul 30, 2010 #15

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    Ha, I didn't know there were that many Scandinavians in Maine!

    I've never heard of any Scandinavian settlements in South Carolina, but somehow there are towns named Norway, Sweden and Denmark along US 321 south of Columbia on the way to Savannah. For a while there was a skating rink just off I-26 west of Columbia, named "Iceland." This prompted a newspaper columnist to suggest that Charleston rename its aquarium to "Finland."
     
  17. Jul 30, 2010 #16

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    I've driven past it three or four times by now, on my way to/from Tucson. There are signs for it all along I-10 between Tucson and Las Cruces NM. My brother showed me a book called "Weird Arizona" which has a page or two about it. Even though I now know what it is (sort of), I think I'll stop there anyway, next time I go past. There's other weird stuff in there, besides the Thing, and there's a Dairy Queen at that exit. :tongue2:
     
  18. Aug 1, 2010 #17

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    I spent quite a bit of time [several years] working with one of the Biosphere 2 designers. He was... interesting; kind of like used car salesmen are interesting.

    That project was one huge disaster! By the time it ended, just about everyone hated everyone else and CO2 levels were out of control. I think what really doomed the project was when a couple of [former?] team members sabotaged the lungs...not sure if that actually led to the runaway CO2 levels, but that was very near the end of things. It was clear that the social aspects of extended isolation for large groups, can be highly problematic.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2010 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    Dinosaur Park, Rapid City, S.D.
    General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Forest, California

    I think I've been to the "Oldest Bob's Big Boy; Burbank, CA".

    I haven't traveled across the country in a car since I was a kid. Anything more than 500 miles is a plane trip these days. But I do remember traveling the old Route 66 and seeing many strange roadside displays.

    To kiss

    A mug

    That's like a cactus

    Takes more nerve

    Than it does practice

    Burma-Shave
     
  20. Aug 1, 2010 #19

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    That's a pretty famous advertising campaign Ivan
     
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