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Best Road Trip Gift Ideas for Road Trip Travelers
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Best Road Trip Gift Ideas for Road Trip Travelers

Do you know someone who loves nothing more than traveling the open road? Who prefers long car rides to short plane trips? Who will drive anywhere for any reason? If you're looking for some gift ideas for road trip travelers you know, look no further. We've compiled some of the best road trip gift ideas that any traveler would love! From classic essentials to newfangled gadgets, here are our recommendations ...
Four Essential Road Trip Bags (and what to put in them)
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Four Essential Road Trip Bags (and what to put in them)

When packing for a road trip, it's important to keep in mind how and when you will use each item you bring and then divide accordingly. You don't want to end up with something you need at arm's length locked in your trunk while you're in the middle of a highway and you don't want to end up surrounded by things in your car that you won't even need until you arrive at your destination. You'll definitely want ...
Big Mike’s Mystery House in Cave City, Kentucky
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Big Mike’s Mystery House 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 a motel shaped like a teepee 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, and we didn't have too much time to ...
Dennis Manarchy’s World’s Largest Film Camera in Chicago
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Dennis Manarchy’s World’s Largest Film Camera in Chicago

This is the world's largest film camera, as seen outside of Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, Illinois in 2014. This attraction was only there briefly, so you can't find it there now, but, while it was on display, this giant camera was a wonderful site to see and attracted visitors all day long. Dennis Manarchy, a photographer from Rockford, Illinois constructed the camera in 2013. The camera ...
Roadside Attractions Dress
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Roadside Attractions Dress

Is this roadside attractions dress not the perfect outfit for seeing the world's largest things? It's the perfect date-night outfit for a drive-in movie, dinner at the Big Texan, and a dance in front of the Gemini Giant muffler man, no? Or maybe you just want to throw it on next time you take a road trip to visit all of the silliest oddities you can find? Imagine the photos! This ...
How to Road Trip if You Don’t Own a Car
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How to Road Trip if You Don’t Own a Car

Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links that may generate a small commission, at no cost to you. Last year I sold my car. I know what you're thinking: a road tripper without a car? I know, I know. It was a difficult decision but I've been doing a lot of international travel lately and, living in a big city, I just don't use a car in day-to-day life. I know what else you might ...
Statue of John Warwick Thomas, founder of Thomasville, North Carolina
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Statue of John Warwick Thomas, founder of Thomasville, North Carolina

In the heart of downtown Thomasville, North Carolina, there is a statue of John Warwick Thomas, the town's founder. John Warwick Thomas (1800-1871) founded the town of Thomasville in 1852. The town, located in Davidson County, is noted for the role it played in the furniture industry (along with neighboring North Carolina towns High Point and Lexington). The famed Thomasville Furniture Industries began ...
Lions Club Lion Statue in Thomasville, North Carolina
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Lions Club Lion Statue in Thomasville, North Carolina

In Thomasville, North Carolina, just beside the World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair and Statue of John Warwick Thomas (the town's founder) is another site to check out: the Lions Club Lion Statue. Erected in the 1950s the lion advertises the local Lions Club chapter and when and where they meet. Lions Club is "the world's biggest service organization" and aims to empower volunteers to "serve their ...
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Johnny Depp in Asia.

Me thinks the Asians like Johnny Depp...or at least think us Westerners do... Johnny Depp sells buckets of alcohol in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Johnny Depp sells souvenirs from a blue bug in Pai, Thailand. Johnny Depp sells refreshments in Hampi, India. Have you seen Johnny Depp on your travels? ...
World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair in Thomasville, North Carolina
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World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair in Thomasville, North Carolina

Thomasville, North Carolina (founded by John Warwick Thomas) is well-known in the furniture industry. Home to the beginnings of Thomasville Furniture Industries, Standard Chair, Lambeth Furniture, Thompson Chair, and Queen Chair Company, it's no wonder people think Thomasville when they think furniture. In fact, Thomasville is often referred to as "Chair Town" or "Chair City" — but not necessarily ...

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.