Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions

Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania

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Is there life on Mars? We may never know. Is there life in Mars, Pennsylvania? There certainly is.

Mars, Pennsylvania is a town with an unusual name. But the citizens embrace their celestial moniker and even erected a roadside attraction in it’s honor: a real-life flying saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania.

Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions
Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions

This spaceship saucer looks like something that fell straight out of the sky… or at least out of a 1960s science fiction movie. Located in the town square, the giant silver Mars Flying Saucer is a perfect place for locals to sit and relax amongst on a warm summer day. Or for tourists looking for weird Pennsylvania attractions to stop by to take plenty of quirky photos to share on Facebook. Or for gaggles of aliens to congregate at to discuss how they will take over the world. As they do.

Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions
Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions

Mars, Pennsylvania might not be quite the same as Mars, the Planet. But, the small borough in Butler County does have a population of 1,699 (according to the 2010 census) which is 1,699 more people than we’ve found on the planet Mars. Just saying.

Of course, there is the distinct possibility that this flying saucer is a real flying saucer straight from outer space and that all of the citizens of the town are really aliens. I mean, it’s always possible.

Whether or not you think this UFO is authentic or not, it’s a fun attraction to add to your list of Pennsylvania road trip stops. You can tell everyone you know that you’re going to MARS!

And how many people do you know who can say that?


Site: Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania

Location: Pittsburgh St, Mars, PA 16046
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible


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Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions
Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions

I visited Mars PA on a road trip from Illinois to Virginia/North Carolina. Along that same route was a Horse and Buggy ATM, a Giant Rocking Chair, and the World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy.

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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