You look out the window as the roadside rushes past you. After miles and miles of hills, mountains, and plains, you are looking for one thing and one thing only; the next tourist attraction that beckons you. If you’re ready to have some of the best road trips, make sure to visit these not to miss roadside attractions.
Nothing says Americana like a car trip and baseball. If you put the two together you get the World’s Largest Bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Built in 1995, this 34-ton baseball bat stands at 120 feet high and seems to lean against the adjacent buildings. It lives up to the saying, “Go big or go home!”
This art installment is located in Amarillo, Texas, deep within the panhandle and plains of this giant state. All generations of Cadillac cars ranging from 1949 to 1963 can be seen plunging into the ground at the angle similar to the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Make sure to head out with a fresh can of spray paint as inclusion in the artwork is encouraged.
Found on I-80 during a long stretch of plains, cornfields and one of the straightest roads in the nation, Ole’s can give your eyes and your stomach some much needed rest. Located in Paxton, Nebraska, Ole’s was established on August 9, 1933, one day after Prohibition ended. Ole prided himself as a hunter and over the next 35 years, added to the collection of 200+ trophy heads gracing the walls from all over the world.
Made from salvaged material found along nearby I-10, the Cabazon Dinosaurs have a cult classic Hollywood background. Seen in movies like Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and The Wizard, these 1980s films propelled this dino park into roadside attraction stardom.
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Erica Kuschel is half of the duo at the adventure travel site, OverYonderlust.com. Erica traded her ‘normal’ existence in Austin, Texas for a life of new experiences around the world. Erica, who is a photographer by trade, likes to view the world through her lens.Erica started Over Yonderlust in March of 2010, showcasing couple travel while maintaining a strong focus on photography, humor, videos, and writing with a trusted voice. She has been seen in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BBC, and The National Geographic Channel’s online blog. Erica has been a finalist two years running for the Bloggies (in both travel and photography categories) and taking home Hostelbookers Most Epic Photography Blog Award in November of 2012.Follow Erica on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google Plus.
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