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Sinclair Dinosaur in Thedford, Nebraska at a Sinclair Gas Station on the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway | Nebraska Roadside Attractions

Sinclair Dinosaur in Thedford, Nebraska

If you’re taking a road trip and pass a Sinclair Gas Station it is required that you slow the car down to a crawl and carefully observe the property to see if there is an elusive dinosaur statue on site. And, if there is, if you see a Sinclair dino, you must immediately point and yell, “DINO!” and swerve to pull into the station to say hello and...

Idaho Potato Ice Cream at Westside Drive In in Boise, Idaho - ice cream sundae shaped like an Idaho baked potato featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.

Ice Cream Potato at Westside Drive In in Boise, Idaho

Is it ice cream? Or is it a potato? That’s the question everyone seems to have when they discover the famous Idaho Ice Cream Potato at Westside Drive In in Boise, Idaho. Idaho is known for it’s potatoes. And rightfully so. They produce about 13 billion pounds of the tubers each year. There’s a potato museum in Blackfoot. There’s a giant potato...

75 cent ice cream at Little America Travel Center in Little America, Wyoming. | Wyoming Roadside Attractions | Soft Serve Swirl COne

Little America Travel Center in Little America, Wyoming

For practically the entire stretch of driving I-80 in Wyoming, we were presented with road signs advertising 75cent ice cream at Little America Travel Center in Little America.⁠ And when that many signs tell you to do something, you do it.⁠ (See also: Wall Drug.) This is a 75 cent swirl cone from Little America, Wyoming. And it was worth every penny.⁠ 75cent ice...

Star Trek Spock Muffler Man in Salt Lake City, Utah at Rainbow Neon Sign Company | Utah Roadside Attractions

Star Trek Spock Muffler Man in Salt Lake City, Utah

Live Long and Prosper in Salt Lake City Utah when you visit this Star Trek Spock Muffler Man. This muffler man…errr… half muffler man… sits atop the Rainbow Neon Sign Co. in Salt Lake City, Utah and is owned by business owner Vince Coley. But this roadside attraction didn’t always resemble the Star Trek character. Originally a Mobil Gas Station muffler man...

Camel and Pyramid in Cairo, Nebraska | Welcome to Cairo Sign | Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

Camel and Pyramid in Cairo, Nebraska

Cairo, Egypt is known for its great pyramids (and, well, camels). Cairo, Nebraska just might be known for the same thing. Cairo (pronounced KAIR-oh) is a 0.77 square mile town with a population of about 785 (2010) that’s located in Hall County, Nebraska. It was established in 1886 and took it’s name after that other Cairo, the capital of Egypt. The town...

Gunslinger 66: Tumbleweed Gas Station Town in Laramie, Wyoming | Wyoming Roadside Attractions

Gunslinger 66: Tumbleweed Gas Station Town in Laramie, Wyoming

Just off of I-80 in Laramie, Wyoming is a peculiar site. Is it a ghost town? An old west town? Or is it…a gas station? It’s actually the Gunslinger 66 (otherwise known as Tumbleweed Gas Station Town). The Gunslinger 66 is a Phillips 66 gas station in Laramie, Wyoming. It was a fully functional gas station along with convenience store that was a convenient and...

Mary Tyler Moore Statue in Minneapolis, Minnesota | Minneapolis roadside attractions in Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore. And the Mary Tyler Moore statue in Minneapolis, Minnesota might just turn your world on with its smile too. The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. It starred Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards, a thirty-something woman who moves to Minneapolis after a breakup and...

Sandy the World's Largest Sandhill Crane in Steele, North Dakota | North Dakota Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Sandhill Crane in Steele, North Dakota

The typical sandhill crane measures in at about 47.2 inches and weighs between 119.9 and 172.8 ounces. The World’s Largest Sandhill Crane measures in at 40 feet and weighs about 4.5 tons. Meet Sandy, a giant Sandhill Crane who lives in Steele, North Dakota. She is the biggest crane in the world and is made out of rolled sheet metal and was built in 1998/99 by...

Explore Whitehall Mural in Montana | Montana Street Art

Explore Whitehall Mural in Montana

We didn’t have much time to explore Whitehall, Montana, a small town of approximately 3,000 (with 1,100 living in the town itself). It was really just a stop in the night, where out AirBNB was, between Butte and Billings on our western road trip. We arrived at our Whitehall AirBNB late at night and, in the morning, didn’t have much time before our long...