Roadside Attractions

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.

Findlay Illinois Goat Tower, or the goat tower of baaa, in Findlay, Illinois

Findlay Illinois Goat Tower

David Johnson’s goats are probably happier than most other goats in the world. In the small town of Findlay, Illinois, Johnson, along with the late Jack Cloe of Herrick, erected a tower specifically for the bearded animals. Known to some as the “goat tower of baaa” and...

Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Grocery is a small chain of grocery stores that have a larger than life Big John statue out front (nicknamed the Big John Grocery Clerk). From what I can tell only a few superstores currently left out there (although I am not sure how many there ever were) and many of the...

Giant Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois.

Giant Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis: city menaced by crime and guarded by a superhero from the planet Krypton or small Midwestern town guarded by a larger-than life superhero statue? Whichever you think, both the fictional comic book locale and the town on the tip of Southern Illinois are guarded by the same...

Wimpy Photo Op in Chester, Illinois - The Home of Popeye

Wimpy Photo Op in Chester, Illinois

You know those things where there is a picture of a character of some sort and the face is cut out so you can take a picture with your face in place of the character’s face? I tried figuring out if there was an official name for those things but couldn’t find it. In any case...