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Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho | Idaho Tourist Attractions

Shoshone Falls: the Niagara of the West in Twin Falls Idaho

Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls Idaho is known as “the Niagara of the West.” Or, at least, that’s what the guidebooks and websites and an on-site sign call it. Now, I’ve never been to “the Niagara of the East,” so I can’t compare, but I can say that this giant waterfall was a highlight of my Idaho road trip (alongside the cowboy...

Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois

Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois

The Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois is a curious site. When driving by on your way to Six Flags Great America you might think you’ve accidentally turned out of the Chicago suburbs and into ancient Egypt. But I assure you, you haven’t left the US. 2007 The six-story, 55-foot tall, 17,000-square-foot bright yellow pyramid stands out among its...

Sinclair Dinosaur in Salt Lake City, Utah | Salt Lake City Roadside Attractions in Utah

Sinclair Dinosaur in Salt Lake City, Utah

Most times, for me, while taking a road trip, actual Sinclair Dinosaur sightings are few and far between. Sure, I might see a Sinclair station here and there, but chances of them having that big fiberglass dinosaur is hit or miss. On a recent road trip that took me through ten states, including Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota...

The Nature of Wisdom: Constellation Owl Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah by Vexta - Bird Mural - Murals in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Nature of Wisdom: Constellation Owl Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

There are many murals in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. But the biggest mural in Salt Lake City depicts a giant celestial bird followed by a splash of colorful geometric patterns contrasted against a black wall. This street art, known by many as the Constellation Owl mural, is called “The Nature of Wisdom.” Over the course of two weeks in September 2017...

Batcolumn: a giant baseball bat in Chicago, Illinois

Batcolumn: a Giant Baseball Bat in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a city known for its baseball. After all, we have two teams: the Cubs and the White Sox. So it’s no wonder Chicago is also home to a giant metal baseball bat titled Batcolumn (or Bat Column). Batcolumn has stood outside the Harold Washington Social Security Administration Building in downtown Chicago since 1977 when it was commissioned by the U. S...

Big Monster Door at Big Monster Toys in Chicago, Illinois | A giant yellow door with a monster peeking out the window in the West Loop

Big Monster Door at Big Monster Toys in Chicago, Illinois

If you drive or walk past the Big Monster Door at Big Monster Toys in Chicago, Illinois, you’ll probably do a double take. That’s what happened to me the first time I went past. “What is that?” I squealed in delight at the giant yellow door with a giant silver knob and a giant green and purple monster peeking through the window pane. That is...

I Love You So Much Mural in Austin, Texas

I Love You So Much Mural in Austin, Texas

While visiting a friend in Austin, Texas when we walked by the I Love You So Much Mural. He told me it was a famous mural. I laughed and said , “Yeah, OK” thinking he was just pulling my chain. I mean, look at this graffiti. It’s just “I love you so much” scrawled out in red paint onto a green wall in two mismatched scripts. I took one...

Statue of Elvis in Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Statue in Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Aaron Presley, known to most simply as Elvis, was a singer, actor, all around entertainer, and the King of Rock and Roll. There are many attractions devoted to The King, but this bronze Elvis statue in Memphis, Tennessee is a must-see when visiting the city and checking out Beale Street. The Elvis Presley statue, as it stands today, is actually the second...

Sinclair Gas Station Dinosaur in Sinclair, Wyoming home of the Sinclair Refinery | Wyoming Roadside Attractions

Sinclair Gas Station Dinosaur in Sinclair, Wyoming

The Sinclair Dinosaur, or “Dino” as he’s called, has become a popular advertising icon and roadside attraction. Road trippers from across the nation seek out these big green fiberglass creatures to see, take photos of, and even climb on top of to “dino sit.” As such, there are certainly a few bucket list worthy dinosaurs that are...