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Friday, August 11, 2006

Two Hundred and Ninetieth Question

What quirky tourist attractions are near the city you live in?

To find out, visit RoadsideAmerica.com
or feel free to add your own!

(Near the top right side of the page, click "Find Attractions" and on the next page enter in the name of your city & state. This will produce a Yahoo map of all the odd tourist attractions near you. Copy and paste the list of attractions as your answer today! Omit location information if you prefer.)

Note for international readers ( ok, I mean *Fletch*):
The site does not list worldwide locations, but maybe you can
still answer without using the website!



16 Comments:

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    Here's my results...actually quite amusing!!

    RV Hall of Fame

    Bulletproof Anti-Gangster Tower (My personal favorite!)

    World's Largest Egg

    "Betty" the Stuffed Sleigh Dog

    Overalls of the World's Tallest Man (Sounds like a must-see!!)

    Skull of Big Charley the Elephant

    Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Museum

    Smiley Face Water Tower

     
  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger iamnot said…

    This one's my favorite. It's only a few miles from my home and I pass it pretty often.

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tips/getAttraction.php?Tip_AttractionNo==2411

     
  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger Mind Sprite said…

    I would have said the 24-hour Church of Elvis, but alas, it is now closed. The big Paul Bunyan statue is fun. But my favorite would be this....

    Portland is home to the smallest park in the world (452 square inches--about 20 inches by 20 inches). The park was created by Dick Fagan in the 1940s. Over the years, items have been added like a tiny swimming pool and diving board for butterflies, a miniature Ferris wheel and more.

     
  • At 4:43 PM, Blogger mini driver wannabe said…

    Around Tacoma I can only think of a couple, there is the Java Jive-used to be a coffee house shaped like a coffee pot, but now I hear that it's a sleazy bar--don't know I haven't gone
    And fort Nisqually which is in point defiance park is a real fort from 1833. it was the first european settlement in the puget sound area. pretty cool-I have actually been there.

    Although enery tourist to the seattle area should see the underground tour. it is a blast!

     
  • At 7:55 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    Here in Northeastern PA, our "crowning glory" is a state park called the Archbald Pothole. It's the largest naturally-formed (glacial) pothole in America. So basically, you're going into this park to see the earth's belly-button.
    I'll add more in a bit.

     
  • At 8:11 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    A strange, sad commentary on an era when coal was king: Centralia, PA. (About 80 miles from me.)Population: about 20. The once-thriving town fell victim to an underground coal-mine fire that has been burning for 45 years. You can see the info by checking http://roadsideamerica.com/attract/PACENmine.html.

     
  • At 11:47 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    i live in new jersey...the whole state is one big freak show...

    nj and you...perfect together...i can still hear our former gov saying those words on the tv...

    nut when i did the linky thing it said space farms...which is a pretty cool place...but not better than the land of make believe...

    oh, you just have to show up here to know what i mean...

    ciao...

     
  • At 1:35 AM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    "Tess, 50 ft. Tall Woman with Visible Organs"

    Quirky and educational!

     
  • At 6:22 AM, Blogger Coal Miner's Daughter said…

    Depending on the state I am near Mars PA and Salem MA which add up to some interesting places. I like the Pirate Museum in Salem and it isn't listed.

     
  • At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually I only live about an hour or so away from that cherry pie.. LOL

    Some of the other touristy places around are:

    -Cross In The Woods
    -Mackinac Bridge
    -Mackinaw Island
    -Presque Isle Lighthouse (it's supposedly haunted)
    -Fort Michilimackinac

     
  • At 12:05 AM, Blogger danielle said…

    i think the best one, and the first one that came to mind, is the "giant bow and arrow" in san francsico. i drive by it every time i go into the city and can't help but chuckle and question why it's there. thanks to the site, now i know!

     
  • At 2:18 AM, Blogger Audi said…

    Enterprise square (though it closed in 2002)

    Enterprise Square USA, on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts was an extravagant multimedia show instructing in the wonders of free enterprise and the horrors of government control.

    Wow you would think there would be something better than that here. Well I guess not.

     
  • At 4:04 AM, Blogger Brown Shoes said…

    RichArt's Art Yard

    Bicycle Eaten by Tree

    Metal Cows

    The Pickled Pioneer

    Giant Hat and Boots
    Giant Coffee Pot

    Frozen Bus Stop People

    Bandy's Troll Haven (forgive me
    if I say that the mere idea of this place makes me feel icky)

    Crazy Art House

     
  • At 8:57 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    Mr. I,

    The fire buring for 45 years is one of the craziest things I've ever heard of! You think someone could figure out a better way to stop it????

    Take care and thanks for the post!

    Sublime

     
  • At 3:05 AM, Blogger Fletch said…

    Quirky... Ummm... This is England, we don't do Quirky, all my local attractions are Garden Centers!!! ;o)

    I've never really got my head around the 'Royalty' Tourist attraction thing over here... Buck. Palace, changing of the Guard etc. Theres now way I'd queue for hours outside The Whitehouse to see George... (Well not without an AK47 ;o))Queeny and Charlie Big Ears seem a little drawn and 'Has Been' now... (Just me maybe, not a Royalist.)

    Got a few very nice 'Roman Palaces' around me... Where u pay a fortune to look at some Tiles and the remains of a 2000 year old hypercourse! ;o)

    Ummm...

    Ciao Ciao

     
  • At 3:27 PM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    hahha, love this one.

    Frightening highway strip! ;)

     

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