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November 2007

Chicago Road Trip: Roadside Attractions in Chicagoland
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Chicago Road Trip: Roadside Attractions in Chicagoland

This summer I took a road trip around "Illinois" (believe me, you'll hear all about it in the coming months). If you are from around here you know that "Illinois" and "Chicago" are two very different things so last weekend my friend Emily and I decided to take a Chicago road trip. OK, OK. So I don't know if it really counts as a "road trip" if you are gone for less than twelve hours and travel no further ...
Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City, Kentucky
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Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City, Kentucky

On a road trip between Chicago, Illinois and Chattanooga, Tennessee, we took a detour into Cave City, Kentucky. Cave City is a crazy anomaly of a town, full of American wonders. They had everything from Big Mike's Mystery House (a fun house full of optimal illusions) to a dinosaur park to cave exploration to a wax museum. Unfortunately, Cave City had way too many attractions to pack into a short stopover, ...
Welcome to my America
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Welcome to my America

I never called the circular road in my home town of Brookfield, Illinois a roundabout until well after the internet was popularized and MapQuest defined it as such. The roundabout was always called "eight-corners" or "the circle" (although, technically "Veteran's Memorial Circle." As a child I always thought that it was unique and different, and naïvely believed that it was the only of its kind in America. ...

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.