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Pull over for America’s best roadside attractions. Explore the world’s largest things, weird museums, muffler men, tourist traps, and more in these archives of roadside attractions across the country.

American Gothic Barn in Mount Vernon, Iowa

American Gothic Barn in Mount Vernon, Iowa

Grant Wood’s famous painting “American Gothic” depicts a farmer and his daughter standing side by side in front of a farm house. The painting is oft reproduced, copied, and parodied and has inspired several roadside attractions. There is the American Gothic House Center...

National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, Iowa

National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, Iowa

Tractors and horses and tractors and barns and tractors and machines and tractors. If you love tractors, toys, or fun museums check out the National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, Iowa – the Farm Toy Capital of the World! At the National Farm Toy Museum you can explore the thousands...

If you build it sign at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

The iconic movie line goes, “If you build it he will come.” And on this Iowa farm they actually built it and over 30 years later, tourists are still coming to check out the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.  In 1989 Universal Pictures produced the movie Field of Dreams...

Bronze Captain Kirk statue in Riverside, Iowa - the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk of the Star Trek series

Captain Kirk Statue in Riverside, Iowa

Small towns across America erect statues to celebrate their hometown heroes: the people who grew up there and went on to stardom. Riverside, Iowa followed in this tradition by mounting a bronze statue in the likeness of their most famous resident. The catch? He hasn’t actually been...

Iowa's Largest Frying Pan in Brandon, Iowa - Roadside Attraction for an Iowa Road Trip

Iowa’s Largest Frying Pan in Brandon, Iowa

Is it FRY-day yet? Of course it is! It is always FRY-Day here at Iowa’s Largest Frying Pan in Brandon, Iowa. This giant frying pan was built in 2004 to promote Brandon’s popular cowboy breakfast. The local fundraiser started as a semi-annual event in 2000 and is now held annually. Each...