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Happy New Year silly Americans! Welcome to 2009! I have tons of plans for the year, both for developing the website and for traveling the country. So stay tuned for some awesome things coming up around here. When the new year comes it is a time to reflect on the past and prepare for the future. This past year was amazing. I made it to New York, Tennessee, South Dakota, and even ...
Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas
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Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas

When you think of pink feathers in Las Vegas, your first thought is probably a showgirl's headdress. But there is another creature that sports that look on the Las Vegas strip, and it resides in a hotel of the same name: The Flamingo. So...I have to admit...I kind of refer to the Flamingo as a "nursing home." There's something about the vibe there, mostly the muted color-scheme that reminds me of the ...
The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas
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The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

True story: A gondola ride through the Venetian in Las Vegas is more relaxing than a gondola ride through Venice. I speak the truth here, I swear. And I highly recommend the ride as a diversion from the hustle and bustle of daily Vegas life. Like many hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, the Venetian is built on a city-centered theme. This one replicating the canals, architecture, and aura of Venice, ...
Sigma Derby: Plastic Horse Races Casino Game in Las Vegas
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Sigma Derby: Plastic Horse Races Casino Game in Las Vegas

Everyone knows the gambling standards of Las Vegas Casinos: Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Slots, Craps. But tucked away in the midst of the card tables of the MGM Grand Casino is my favorite game of them all, one that only a true Silly American could appreciate: Sigma Derby, a plastic horse racing casino game. Picture this: five ponies line up at the start line, the bell sounds and they take off, each ...
World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain in Las Vegas
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World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain in Las Vegas

There is widely-known fact about silly American (OK OK, American American) girls: We like things chocolate and we like things big (yes boys, size does matter).Over the weekend I took my fourth trip in four years to Las Vegas, Nevada. The city itself is huge in a way only Vegas can be: over-the-top buildings, over-the-top shows, over-the-top buffets, bright lights and late nights. Whether or not you've ever ...

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.