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February 2010

Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain
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Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain

It's kind of sort of freezing here in Chicago. And snowy. Very snowy. I'm itching to get away (in fact, I spontaneously decided to plan a road trip to Texas in a few months!) but for now I just am wrapping myself in my Snuggie (don't judge, my mom gave it to me for my birthday...OK, so maybe I asked her to get me one for my birthday...) and watching the Olympics on my couch. I can't remember the last ...
Abraham Lincoln Roadside Attractions in Illinois
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Abraham Lincoln Roadside Attractions in Illinois

In honor of Abraham Lincoln's 201st birthday today, here are some awesome Abraham Lincoln roadside attractions in Illinois! You might not automatically think roadside attractions when you think of our 16th President of the United States but he is actually the subject of quite a few tourist traps in the state. From the world's tallest to the youngest to a gravesite to a...watermelon...here's a round up of ...
Tootsie – the Iron Whatchamacallit in Champaign
Illinois

Tootsie – the Iron Whatchamacallit in Champaign

Meet "Tootsie," a colorful metal creature who makes her home in downtown Champaign's West Side Park! Site: "Tootsie" Iron Statue Location: West Side Park, 400 W. University, Champaign, IL Cost: Free Hours: Always Visible (observe park closing times) Date: October 17, 2009 ...

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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.