World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

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Greetings From Chicago Mural in Logan Square, Chicago. This Chicago wall mural was painted in May 2015 as part of The Greetings From Tour: a travel and art project by Victor Ving (a former graffiti artist from New York City) and photographer Lisa Beggs.

Greetings From Chicago Mural in Logan Square

Greetings from… I’m sure you’ve all seen those vintage postcards with the name of the city spelled out in big bold letters. Greetings from Austin. Greetings from New York. Greetings from Oklahoma City. But have you ever seen a depiction as big as the Greetings From Chicago mural in Logan Square? This Chicago wall mural was painted in May 2015 as...

World’s Largest Egg in Mentone, Indiana

World’s Largest Egg in Mentone, Indiana

The other day I was out to brunch and ordered a breakfast hash. I was at a fancy bar so this hash was made with potatoes, duck confit, shallots, and a truffle vinaigrette. The meal was topped with a sunny side up duck egg. The duck egg covered the plate of food with a big, plump, golden orange yolk, ripe for cutting into, and oozing onto the rest of the ingredients...

Oz Park in Chicago, Illinois A Wizard of Oz-Themed Park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Features Wizard of Oz Statues including the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Dorothy and Toto.

Oz Park in Chicago, Illinois (A Wizard of Oz-Themed Park)

Off to see the Wizard? Following the Yellow Brick Road? Or…maybe just taking stroll through Chicago? Before you click your red heels together to return home, take a trip to Oz, Oz Park in Chicago, Illinois, a Wizard of Oz-themed park. Oz Park is a public park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago that features statues of many of the characters from the...

Ace Hardware Muffler Man in Elkhart, Indiana - Indiana Road Trip

Ace Hardware Muffler Man in Elkhart, Indiana (Moved)

Muffler Men move. More so, I’d say, than any other type of roadside attraction out there. One day you’ll see a muffler man hanging out outside your favorite gas station and the next day he’ll have moved to a restaurant three states over. Maybe it’s those big, tall legs they have, perfect for taking a stroll, but muffler men just can’t...

Best Road Trip Gift Ideas for Road Trip Travelers

Best Road Trip Gift Ideas for Road Trip Travelers

Do you know someone who loves nothing more than traveling the open road? Who prefers long car rides to short plane trips? Who will drive anywhere for any reason? If you’re looking for some gift ideas for road trip travelers you know, look no further. We’ve compiled some of the best road trip gift ideas that any traveler would love! Whether you need a...

Four Essential Road Trip Bags (and what to put in them)

Four Essential Road Trip Bags (and what to put in them)

When packing for a road trip, it’s important to keep in mind how and when you will use each item you bring and then divide accordingly. You don’t want to end up with something you need at arm’s length locked in your trunk while you’re in the middle of a highway and you don’t want to end up surrounded by things in your car that you...

Big Mike's Mystery House in Cave City, Kentucky

Big Mike’s Mystery House in Cave City, Kentucky

On a road trip between Chicago, Illinois and Chattanooga, Tennessee, we took a detour into Cave City, Kentucky. Cave City is a crazy anomaly of a town, full of American wonders. They had everything from a motel shaped like a teepee to a dinosaur park to cave exploration to a wax museum. Unfortunately, Cave City had way too many attractions to pack into a short...

Dennis Manarchy's World's Largest Film Camera in Chicago

Dennis Manarchy’s World’s Largest Film Camera in Chicago

This is the world’s largest film camera, as seen outside of Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, Illinois in 2014. This attraction was only there briefly, so you can’t find it there now, but, while it was on display, this giant camera was a wonderful site to see and attracted visitors all day long. Dennis Manarchy, a photographer from Rockford...

Roadside Attractions Dress

Is this roadside attractions dress not the perfect outfit for seeing the world’s largest things? It’s the perfect date-night outfit for a drive-in movie, dinner at the Big Texan, and a dance in front of the Gemini Giant muffler man, no? Or maybe you just want to throw it on next time you take a road trip to visit all of the silliest oddities you can find...