A&W Burger Family, a roadside attraction in Rolla, Missouri

A&W Burger Family in Rolla, Missouri (GONE)

The A&W Burger Family is a fiberglass family of hamburger and root beer loving characters. The members of the burger family were introduced in 1963 to correspond with the menu of Canadian A&W fast food restaurants. Burgers came is four familial sizes — Papa Burger, Mama Burger, Baby Burger, and Teen Burger — and, therefore, …

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Sinclair Oil Dinosaur at a Sinclair gas station in St. Louis, Missouri

The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – St. Louis, Missouri

Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs went extinct. But, in the 1900s, the Bronotsaurus came back. It came back in the form of a gas station mascot: The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur. Sinclair was a popular gas station in the mid 1900s, and distinctive big green dinos were fixtures near their pumps. Most people think that those …

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The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur at a Gas Station in South Dakota.

The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – Gas Station in South Dakota

If you had a choice of stopping for gas at a gas station with a big green dinosaur or one without a big green dinosaur, which would you choose? Duh. No contest. Obviously you’d choose gas station with a green dinosaur. And that is why Sinclair gas stations are the perfect stop for roadside-attraction loving …

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Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington

The Fremont section of Seattle is home to some pretty weird things (see the giant bridge troll and the statue of Lenin, amongst others). One of the newer additions to the area are two large Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries. These ivy-covered dinosaur-shaped hedges (depicting a mother and child reptile) are a site to behold indeed! Especially, …

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Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota

Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota

On May 22, 1936, a herd of dinosaurs officially made their home in Rapid City, South Dakota, and they haven’t moved since. No need to feel alarmed though! There is no Jurassic Park situation going on here! The hill-top Rapid City Dinosaur Park is merely a playground for giant green cartoon-like sculptures — not real …

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Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is a museum and park that features giant dinosaur sculptures and educational centers. You can dig for fossils, pan for minerals, play in a dino-themed playground, and hang out with hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs. Fake, I hope. Because no one wants to see any Jurassic Park situations over here. …

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Dinosaur Roadside Attractions - Big Boy statue and Sinclair Dinosaur at the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois - Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Dinosaur Roadside Attractions in the US

It’s Dinosaur Week here at Silly America! We love dinos, especially big green fiberglass ones — yes, dinosaur roadside attractions! Whether they are a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex, a homemade Brontosaurus, a real-life dinosaur footprint or fossil, a gas station mascot, or a museum devoted to the giant reptiles, dinosaur roadside attraction abound in the US …

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World’s Largest Six-Pack of Beer in La Crosse, Wisconsin

I’m a lightweight when it comes to drinking. It doesn’t take much to get me drunk (for example, see me getting Hyderized in Hyder). One beer and I’m tipsy. But I have a few friends who can drink a lot of beer. And by a lot of beer I mean a lot of beer. But …

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Big pink elephant gas station roadside attraction in Fenton, Missouri

Large Pink Elephant in Fenton, Missouri

When you road trip the country in search of weird and silly roadside attractions one thing is inevitable: you will find monuments with reoccurring themes. Case in point: the large pink elephant, like the Large Pink Elephant in Fenton, Missouri. Why the big pink elephant statue is such a popular roadside attraction in America, I …

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Giant basketball painted with the Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock team logos, outside of Detroit, Michigan.

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 already exists to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. Such is the case with this giant basketball gas tank on the highway outside of Detroit, Michigan. An oil tank on I-75 in River Rouge, …

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.