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Sioux Falls Mr. Bendo Muffler Man in South Dakota
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Sioux Falls Mr. Bendo Muffler Man in South Dakota

Here's another Mr. Bendo Muffler Man — this one outside of Buck's Muffler in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sorry for the horrible quality of these photos, but it was late and I was in a rush after convincing my traveling companion to just let me make one more stop. This muffler man has been around since 1963 and, sometimes, dresses up like Elvis, much to the delight of his friends and neighbors! ...
The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – Gas Station in South Dakota
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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 dino-gas. And that is why Sinclair gas stations are the perfect stop for roadside-attraction loving road trippers: they have the Sinclair Oil Dinosaur. Gas stations are a popular location for roadside attractions to hang ...
Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota
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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! This hill-top Dinosaur Park is merely a playground for giant green cartoon-like sculptures — not real reptiles! Rapid City Dinosaur Park was built in 1936 by the Works Progress ...
Men Made From Tires in Rapid City, South Dakota
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Men Made From Tires in Rapid City, South Dakota

A couple of friendly-looking men made from tires stand outside of a tire shop in Rapid City, South Dakota! Take a look: These red, white, and blue rubber figures were built by Ron Tyrrell, the man who owns Tires, Tires, Tires, the shop they stand in front of. Dubbed Tire Man and Buddy these roadside attractions were created in 1988 and 2005, respectively. These men are constructed from stacked, ...
Mount Rushmore Road Trip: Back from the road!
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Mount Rushmore Road Trip: Back from the road!

And I'm back from my Labor Day Mount Rushmore road trip! It was quite the whirlwind of adventure! I have to admit that my list of roadside attractions to see was pretty ambitious, but we managed to make it to twenty-nine attractions in four days! (Including two that weren't on my itinerary and not including the handful that we passed by and saw without being able to stop.) I DID make it to Mount Rushmore ...