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Large Cows and Ice Cream Cone in New Buffalo, Michigan
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Large Cows and Ice Cream Cone in New Buffalo, Michigan

While driving through Michigan I happened upon these large cows grazing alongside a giant sundae outside Bubba's New Buffalo Jersey Subs and Bake Shoppe/Moo's Ice Cream Shoppe in New Buffalo, Michigan...and they were udderly fantastic! This roadside attraction features a herd of life-size black and white holstein cattle surrounding a larger-than-life ice cream sundae topped with whipped cream, fruit, and ...
Convenience Store Cow on a Roof in Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Convenience Store Cow on a Roof in Ypsilanti, Michigan

I was driving through Michigan, on a day trip to see a calamari eating contest and a presentation for the world's biggest hamburger in Detroit. Along the way, as I always do on road trips, however short they may be, I stopped at random roadside attractions that were on my path... including this convenience store cow on a roof in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I'm partial to cows on roofs. There is one on a ...
πŸ€ Giant Basketball Gas Tank in River Rouge/Detroit, Michigan
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πŸ€ Giant Basketball Gas Tank in River Rouge/Detroit, Michigan

Some roadside attractions are built from scratch to mimic whatever the artist wants them to be. Others make use of what they already have and turn nothing into something. Such is the case with this giant basketball on the highway outside of Detroit, Michigan. An oil tank on I-75 in River Rouge, Michigan, is painted to look like a giant basketball. It's decorated on one side with the Detroit Pistons logo ...
Big Boy Restaurant & Statues in Michigan
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Big Boy Restaurant & Statues in Michigan

Big Boy Restaurants launched in 1936 and until this weekend I had never seen one in person. The chain began in Glendale, California but moved its headquarters to Warren, Michigan in the late 1980s by one of the many owners the restaurant has seen over the years. There are 455 Big Boy restaurants in the United States and Canada. Over one hundred of those locations are in Michigan and of those Flopsy and I ...
The Lobster Zone – Mallie’s Famous Lobster Tank
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The Lobster Zone – Mallie’s Famous Lobster Tank

OK, so have you ever played one of those claw games? You know what I'm talking about, there is a tank full of plush toys and you insert a quarter or two and you maneuver a claw to try to pick one up and inevitably it will grab the stuffed bear by the snout but fail to pull it up from beneath the pile of ducks and dogs and moose? Yeah, you know those games. I'm sure. Well, Mallie's Sports Bar & Grill in ...
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger
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Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger

Mallie's Sports Bar & Grill in Southgate, Michigan isn't just your typical sports bar. Yes, the game is most certainly on one of many, many, televisions. Yes, they have beer. And yes, they have food...even if that food might be more than you bargained for. Over anything else Mallie's is known for their particularly large quantities of food. Amongst their typical selections are a few items that stand out: ...
Southgate, Michigan Road Trip Recap
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Southgate, Michigan Road Trip Recap

Apparently Michigan is in the Eastern time zone. In retrospect I probably already knew that but it never occured to me to even check. Luckily, I was alerted to this fact the night before I was taking my Michigan road trip and driving from Chicago to to Detroit-ish and therefore made it to my actual destination, Southgate, in plenty of time to watch a calamari eating contest (the whole reason for the trip in ...

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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.