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The Home of Sliced Bread in Chillicothe, Missouri.

The Home of Sliced Bread: Chillicothe, Missouri

Today’s roadside attraction is the greatest thing since sliced bread! Actually…it is sliced bread! Chillicothe, Missouri is the “Home of Sliced Bread.” It’s the town where the one intention every other invention has to live up to was first sold. The Rohwedder Bread Slicer was first put into use there by the Chillicothe Baking...

Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions

Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania

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...

Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri

Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri

I remember, as a child, having a plastic solo cup dispenser in our bathroom. You’d pull from it, one at a time, teeny tiny paper cups. Those teeny tiny paper cups held just enough water for a quick swig before bed or a rinse after brushing your teeth. They didn’t need to be any bigger. Didn’t need to be. Of course, you know our motto around here:...

Toy Train in Darjeeling, India.

The Toy Train in Darjeeling, India (The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway)

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (also known as the “Toy Train”) took it’s first winding journey in 1881. The Unesco World Heritage site still runs today, slowly making it’s way through the small towns of the Himalayas. Riding on the toy train is probably as close as you can get to a real-life Little Engine That Could. After breaking down...

World's Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri

World’s Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri

As road trippers, we often come to a fork in the road and have to choose which path to take…or, we may come to a giant fork in the road and stop the car to take photos! That’s what I did when I got to this roadside attraction: the World’s Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri. Located in the parking lot of Springfield’s Noble & Associates...

Road Trip Play List

Road Trip Play List: Life is a Highway

Road trip Play List! Sometimes I like to share my favorite songs to drive to. You know those songs, the ones that make you crank up the volume, crank down the windows, and sing at the top of your lungs on the highways and rural byways. Today’s road trip play list song is Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane. Life is a Highway is a road trip classic. Because when...

Road Trip Play List

Road Trip Play List: Syd Matter’s To All Of You

Road trip Play List! Sometimes I like to share my favorite songs to drive to. You know those songs, the ones that make you crank up the volume, crank down the windows, and sing at the top of your lungs on the highways and rural byways. Today’s road trip play list song is Syd Matter’s To All Of You. Driving a car by the sea side.Watching the world from the...