Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.

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Pompeys Pillar National Monument in Montana | William Clark (Lewis & Clark) carved his name and the date of his visit on a rock bluff next to the Yellowstone River. | Montana tourist attractions and historical monuments

Pompeys Pillar National Monument in Montana

Pompeys Pillar National Monument is a 150-200 foot sandstone butte (a natural rock formation) that stands overlooking the Yellowstone River in Worden, Montana. As a structure itself it provides an impressive landscape and a nice climb to look out over the scenic view. But the real draw to this Montana attraction is the signature of Captain William Clark (of the Lewis...

Salt Lake City Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Street Art in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Salt Lake City Mural is a colorful homage to the Utah city. The work of art features bright, geometric prints in purples, blues, and pinks, an ode to the snow-capped mountains, soaring birds, clouds, and a rising sun. The centerpiece to the piece is a large, geometric heart with “Salt Lake City” printed across it in script. The 2018 street art was...

Freak Alley Boise, Idaho Murals - Street Art in Boise, Idaho

Freak Alley Gallery Murals in Boise, Idaho

If you were visiting a new city and heard the term “Freak Alley” you might be inclined to steer clear. But, Freak Alley Gallery in Boise, Idaho, is actually a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. Freak Alley Gallery is an ever evolving gallery of graffiti and street art in downtown Boise. Since 2002 the alleyway has featured the public art...

Pumpkin patch at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois.

Richardson Adventure Farm & The World’s Largest Corn Maze

Table of Contents Pumpkin PatchThe World’s Largest Corn MazeThe World’s Tallest Corn StalkPig RacesPetting ZooAdventure ActivitiesFood There’s no better autumn activity than visiting a pumpkin patch and picking out that perfect pumpkin to transform into a Halloween jack-o-lantern. One of my favorite Illinois pumpkin patches is Richardson Adventure...

Giant Bull at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City Montana - Montana Roadside Attractions

Giant Bull at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City

There’s a giant bull at the entrance to the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City, Montana. It might not be the world’s largest bull, but it’s a fun stop if you’re pulling off the highway for a lunch stop on a road trip or stopping at the grounds for one of the many events held there each year. The Eastern Montana Fairgrounds is home to...

Cheers from Des Moines Mural in Iowa | Iowa Murals in Des Moines | Street Art

Cheers from Des Moines Mural in Iowa

Cheers from Des Moines! I always love a good “greetings from” postcard mural (like these in Chicago and Austin) so I just had to check out this Cheers from Des Moines mural in Iowa while stopping in town on a road trip. The mural, created by artist Ben Schuh, is located on the side of Exile Brewing Company. Along with the phrase “Cheers from Des...

Bird Up Mural in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota | Street Art in Fargo, North Dakota

Bird Up Mural in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota

A little birdie told me that you might just love this Fargo, North Dakota mural. Titled Bird Up, this mural in Downtown Fargo covers a building at 409 Broadway N. The street art was completed in 2018 by local artist Hideuhs. The mural is the artist’s fifth and features a man’s face with a toothy grin and a grill made from utility boxes on the building; a...

Roadside attraction-inspired Halloween costumes. Jackalope halloween costume.

Roadside Attraction-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Want to go big with your Halloween costume this year? Nothing is bigger than a good old fashioned roadside attraction. If you love taking road trips why not get inspired by all the tourist traps along the way when dressing up this October 31. If you’re at a loss for what to dress as, check out these ideas for roadside attraction-inspired Halloween costumes...

What Illinois road trip snacks should you pack for your road trip and what's in an Illinois snack mix recipe? Try these official state snacks like popcorn, corn, beer nuts, and apples.

Illinois Road Trip Snacks (+ Snack Mix Recipe)

Welcome to a new series of US state-inspired snack ideas and snack mixes that will give a local flavor to your road trip through all 50 states. Here I’ll feature regional snacks that each state is known for and combine them into one scrumptious savory and sweet snack mix to eat on the road. First up is my home state: Illinois. So what Illinois road trip snacks...