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February 2008

πŸ‰ Abraham Lincoln Watermelon Monument in Lincoln, Illinois
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πŸ‰ Abraham Lincoln Watermelon Monument in Lincoln, Illinois

I have a confession to make. I have licked a public watermelon. Yes, it's true. I went to take a picture with the watermelon, stuck out my tongue to "pretend" to be eating it, and accidentally licked it. It tasted metallic. Lesson learned: I would highly recommend against licking any of the silly sites I describe here. Unless, I suppose, it's something like the world's largest lollipop. *** I ...
πŸ‘ƒ Abraham Lincoln’s Lucky Nose in Springfield, Illinois
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πŸ‘ƒ Abraham Lincoln’s Lucky Nose in Springfield, Illinois

Happy President's Day Silly Americans! In honor of President's Day I bring you one of the more somber of our roadside attractions: Abraham Lincoln's Tomb.



Now, I know you may be thinking, "what's so silly about a tomb?" Well...in front of the beautifully designed granite tomb is a bronze statue of Lincoln's head, a reproduction of Gutzon Borglum's marble bust ...
Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois
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Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois

Happy Birthday Honest Abe! Continuing on our presidential theme, I now bring you a roadside attraction that portrays Abraham Lincoln if he had been a hippie. OK, not really, but I at least think he looks kind of like a hippie here...



Don't you agree? The Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue, a 30-foot tall ax-wielding clean-shaven top-hat-less fiberglass ...
Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois
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Lincoln on the World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Lincoln, Illinois

In this roadside attraction, 350-pound, 12-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln reads a law book while sitting upon a large-covered wagon in the only town in the United States named for and by Abraham Lincoln before he became president: Lincoln, Illinois. The Railsplitter Covered Wagon that he sits on is the The World's Largest Covered Wagon. The 40-foot long, 12-foot wide, 24-foot tall wagon weighs five ...
World’s Tallest Abraham Lincoln Statue in Ashmore, Illinois
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World’s Tallest Abraham Lincoln Statue in Ashmore, Illinois

Happy February Silly Americans! As you all know, the month of February gives us all an opportunity to take a moment to honor a certain someone special in the form of a holiday. Yes, I am of course talking about President's Day. Each year the third Monday in February is set aside for you to pay tribute to whichever president stands closest to your heart. This February I have decided to pay homage to our ...

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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.