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Glendisaurus Triceratops Dinosaur Statue Glendive, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

Glendisaurus: a Triceratops Dinosaur Statue in Glendive, Montana

The Montana Dinosaur Trail consists of 14 locations, including the famous fossil beds at Two Medicine Formation and Hell Creek Formation, along with museums, exhibits and dig sites. Each stop showcases the state’s historic discoveries and the prehistoric creatures that once roamed the land. While dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, you never know when a new...

Butter the Octopus Mural in Fargo, North Dakota by artist Olivia Bain - Fargo street art in North Dakota

Butter the Octopus Mural in Fargo, North Dakota

As you walk around Fargo, North Dakota you’ll encounter a lot of interesting street art and murals. From the Fargo Mario Wall (a Super Mario Bros mural) to the Bird Up mural to an expressive art alley to a pair of angel wings, the city has been taken over with colorful, interactive walls. Walls like this, the Butter the Octopus Mural in Fargo, North Dakota...

Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with Cheese in Black River Falls, Wisconsin - roadside attractions in Wisconsin

Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with Cheese in Wisconsin

Say cheese! If there’s one type of roadside attraction you’re sure to find when road tripping through Wisconsin, it’s the giant mouse. Specifically the giant mouse with cheese, such as this big boy: the Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with cheese in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is known, after all, for its cheese and with cheese...

Justin Queal Home Run mural in Omaha, Nebraska - Omaha baseball mural street art

Justin Queal Home Run mural in Omaha, Nebraska

Driving East of Cuming Street in Omaha, Nebraska, you might find yourself confronted by a big, bright, red, white, and blue mural depicting a baseball player and a union laborer. That is the Home Run mural by local artist Justin Queal. And it’s worth pulling over to see for yourself. The Omaha mural was painted on the side of the historic J.F. Bloom Building in...

Giant Fiberglass Cowboy Statue in Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Dells Muffler Man and Roadside Attractions in Wisconsin

Giant Fiberglass Cowboy Statue in Wisconsin Dells

There’s a giant fiberglass cowboy statue in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It’s located just around the corner from the larger than life Sinclair Dinosaur and lives outside of Knuckleheads Family Entertainment Center and Buffalo Phil’s Restaurant and Arcade a theme restaurant that itself is a road trip destination: the food is delivered by train. But back to...

Plantoir Sculpture: Giant Garden Trowel in Des Moines, Iowa | Des Moines Public Art in Iowa roadside attractions

Plantoir Sculpture: Giant Garden Trowel in Des Moines, Iowa

Do you have a big garden that needs some planting or weeding? Then I just might have the tool for you. The giant garden trowel (AKA the Plantoir Sculpture) in Des Moines, Iowa is so big it could dig up all your soil in one fell swoop. Plantoir (the French name for the garden tool) was the vision of pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Sculpted in 2011...

World's Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska | Nebraska Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska

The World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska has seen better days. Once upon a time, this Nebraska roadside attraction was a glorious example of mimetic architecture. Picture it. A fine white building, 50 feet long and 50 feet tall, topped with a brown wagon bed and a crisp round cover made from roofing shingles. Four 24-foot wheels, in themselves...

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

L.P. Anderson Tire Co. Muffler Man in Billings, Montana

Did I ever mention that I have a thing for men with beards? Well, I do. Especially tall (really tall), dark, and handsome men with beards. Men like the L.P. Anderson Co. muffler man in Billings, Montana. He’s just perfect, right? This dreamboat is a Paul Bunyan-style lumberjack muffler man. Aside from his thick dark beard, he wears a bright green cap, white...

World's Largest Dilly Bar Ice Cream at the Dairy Queen in Moorhead, Minnesota | Minnesota Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Dilly Bar in Moorhead, Minnesota

Have you ever had a dilly bar? It’s an iconic Dairy Queen novelty treat that consists of a disc of soft serve coated in hardened chocolate (or cherry or butterscotch candy) served on a stick. On a hot summer day I could probably eat ten of them. Or, I don’t know, maybe one GIANT one like the world’s largest Dilly Bar in Moorhead, Minnesota. The...