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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

Road trip entertainment ideas to keep your car passengers having fun from home to destination. Read on for some ideas for what to do in the car for kids or adults and things to bring on a road trip for entertainment. #RoadTrip #RoadTripPlanning #RoadTripGames #RoadTripEntertainment

Road trip entertainment ideas

While some of us can drive for hours without getting bored, others… not so much. So, when planning a road trip, you might want to thing about road trip entertainment ideas to keep your car passengers having fun from home to destination. Whether it’s just you in the car or it is filled with kids or adults and whether you’re heading an hour away or...

Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha, Wisconsin

There’s a castle in Wisconsin revered by locals due to its stately state and sought out from distinguished travelers from near and far. You guessed it, this Wisconsin tourist attraction can only be the one and only Mars Cheese Castle. = This cheesy landmark is a must-stop destination for anyone road tripping I-94 in Wisconsin. The specialty food shop was...

Ivar Feeding the Gulls statue at Ivar's Fish Bar in Seattle, Washington

Ivar Feeding the Gulls statue in Seattle, Washington

Ivar Feeding the Gulls is a statue of Ivar Johan Haglund (March 21, 1905 – January 30, 1985), a folk singer, restaurateur and founder of Ivar’s, a well-known Seattle seafood restaurant chain. This statue lives in front of one of the chain’s first and most popular outposts, Ivar’s Fish Bar at Pier 54, located along Alaskan Way in the Seattle...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the most unique national parks in the United States. Located on the southeastern shore of the Big Island, the 134,795-hectare park was built around two of the world’s most active volcanoes: Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth and has been in continuous eruption since 1983. Mauna...

Miniature Church in Golden City, Missouri

Tiny Church in Golden City, Missouri

There’s a Tiny Church in Golden City, Missouri. While this isn’t the smallest church in the world. or even the smallest church in Missouri (you can find that one in Mount Vernon), it still is an impressive building and a fun stop on a Missouri road trip. The miniature church can be found in the town’s small park, next to a picnic area. It was build...

Breakfast Bacon Cave at Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, Virginia.

Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, Virginia

Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, Virginia is a beautiful natural wonder with quirk, kitsch…and bacon… making it a fun stop to add to any Virginia road trip itinerary. The caves were discovered in 1884 when the Southern Railway was being constructed in the Shenandoah Valley. But they were formed millions of years before that. As the earth moved and rivers flowed...

Bigfoot at the Seattle Museum of Mysteries in Seattle, Washington

Seattle Museum of the Mysteries in Seattle, Washington (Gone)

The Seattle Museum of the Mysteries was a shopfront museum in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood that specialized in the paranormal. The small basement museum and research center was jam packed with books, photos, documents, and artifacts related to paranormal science, ancient civilizations, alternate reality, UFOs, crop circles, mysteries, and bigfoot. Exhibits...

Two headed baby on a piano at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington is a must-see destination for lovers of the weird. The novelty shop and oddity museum has been around since 1899. It was opened that year by Joseph Edward Standley (1854-1940) and has been operated by his family ever since. Stop in to pick out a peculiar (or not so peculiar) Seattle souvenir or admire the collections of...

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