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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.

Tony Tasset's Eye - giant fiberglass eye in Chicago, Illinois in 2010 (Now in Dallas, Texas)

Tony Tasset’s Eye in Dallas, Texas (& Chicago)

Keep your eye out for this roadside attraction: Tony Tasset’s Eye, a giant eyeball in Dallas, Texas. That’s right, this Dallas tourist attraction is no optical illusion. It really is a 30-foot tall eyeball made from 8,000 to 9,000 pounds of fiberglass, 9,000 pounds of steel, resin and paint. Chicago, Illinois in 2010 The giant eye sculpture was created in...

Albert the Bull - the World's Largest Bull in Audubon, Iowa | Iowa Roadside Attractions

The 15 Best Iowa Roadside Attractions

Are you planning an Iowa road trip and want to find all the best Iowa roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’ve driving across I-80, taking the Great River Road, or exploring the Historic Hills, you won’t want to miss these these fifteen must-see places to go in Iowa. They’re fun road trip stops and great additions to your travel itinerary or route. Below...

Best road trip cameras to capture your travels.

Best road trip cameras to capture your travels in 2020.

The roadside attractions. The national parks. The great open road. Your breakfast platter. There are so many moments and memories you’ll encounter on a road trip and, chances are, you’ll want to capture a digital reminder of them all. A great road trip deserves great photography and the only way to get those perfect shots are with the best road trip...

The Best Road Trip Movies on Netflix

The Best Road Trip Movies on Netflix

There’s nothing like a good road trip movie. These films usually pit an ultimate adventure with a relationship deep dive, all set against iconic backdrops of the open road. In the mood? There’s no need to head to Redbox or rent something from Amazon, you can find some of the best road trip movies on Netflix right now. These movies might inspire your next...

Do you know someone who is heading off a road trip? Send them off in style with a road trip care package full of essentials and fun tokens for the road!

Road Trip Care Package Ideas

Do you know someone who is heading off a road trip? Send them off in style with a road trip care package full of essentials and fun tokens for the road! What is a care package? It’s a receptacle filled with indispensable items, luxury items, food, money, and more that’s given to a loved one to show you miss them or care about them. A road trip gift basket...