Road trips aren’t about the destination, they’re about all the stops along the way. At Silly America we embrace the detours – from weird roadside attractions to iconic motels to vintage diners to national treasures. We also feature more traditional pit stops like historical monuments, national parks, and road food destinations as well as road trip tips and tricks so you can always make the most of your time on the road. Don’t settle for a long, boring car trip: veer off the highway and explore the silly side of America.
A Road Trip and Roadside Attractions Blog
The United States of America is full of silly little (and often big, very very big) things that some people may pay no heed to or others find as eyesores: roadside attractions. They are objects that might make you wonder “who put that there?” “Where did that come from?” “What were they thinking?”
These things are sometimes found in the big cities and sometimes in the suburbs, but, often they are in those small little towns you’d never think to stop in or would have otherwise driven by without a second look.
American roadside attractions give a sense of humor and a sense of wonder to the country. They are nostalgic entities and marvelous objects that make this country what it is. They are beautiful items that have history and reason and often drive people into places they might otherwise overlook. Roadside attractions are essential to the backdrop of America.
Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next great American road trip, including roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, and bizarre events. We also feature more traditional pit stops like historical monuments, national parks, and road food destinations as well as road trip tips and tricks so you can always make the most of your time on the road.
Don’t settle for a long, boring car trip: veer off the highway and explore the silly side of America with us.
About Valerie Bromann
Greetings! I’m Valerie Bromann, the founder and head road tripper here at Silly America. But you can call me Val.
I am a website content manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (but currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, I always pulls over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of the blog Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, I photograph and write about weird tourist destinations and offer road trip planning advice and inspiration so you can hit the road for yourself.
The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book
Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!
Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.
The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.
The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book is written by Silly America’s Valerie Bromann and is published by Adams Media/Simon & Schuster. It is available now at your favorite bookstore!
About Flopsy the Jackalope
Flopsy the Jackalope is the official mascot of Silly America.
Flopsy hopped into my life (and my car) while I was visiting Wall Drug in South Dakota and he has become my very favorite travel pal!
Flopsy is a Jackalope — a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope — and one of the rarest animals in the land. Although you don’t see them about very often, if you are lucky you will spot one in Wall Drug, where they seem to thrive. Even luckier are you if one of them decides to let you adopt him! Especially as they are known as being very shy creatures.
This jackalope is small and gray. His ears are pointy, his nose is pink, and his antlers are a little crooked…but he is the sweetest animal anyone could ask for!
He loves to travel around the country with me and sometimes even lets me photograph him at one of the crazy places we find together. He won’t admit it, but he actually is a ham for the camera!
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