World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

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Abraham Lincoln's Lucky Nose in Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln’s Lucky Nose in Springfield, Illinois

Happy President’s Day Silly Americans! In honor of President’s Day I bring you one of the more somber of our roadside attractions: Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Now, I know you may be thinking, “what’s so silly about a tomb?” Well…in front of the beautifully designed granite grave is a...

Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois

Continuing on our tour of Abraham Lincoln-inspired roadside attractions, I now bring you a roadside attraction that portrays Honest Abe if he had been a hippie. OK, not really, but I at least think he looks kind of like a hippie here with the Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois. Don’t you agree? The Abe Lincoln rail splitter statue...

World's Tallest Abraham Lincoln Statue in Ashmore, Illinois

World’s Tallest Abraham Lincoln Statue in Ashmore, Illinois

Happy February Silly Americans! As you all know, the month of February gives us all an opportunity to take a moment to honor a certain someone special in the form of a holiday. Yes, I am of course talking about President’s Day. Each year the third Monday in February is set aside for you to pay tribute to whichever president stands closest to your heart. This...

World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

While most may argue against me, I think nothing goes better with a hot dog than ketchup. In fact, I am the sort who takes a little hot dog with her ketchup. Seriously, I SMOTHER those sausages in the red blood of the gods to the point where most of it will drip all over my lap after one bite. So, of course, it’s probably not surprising that one of my favorite...

World's Largest Rubber Stamp (FREE Stamp) in Cleveland, Ohio

World’s Largest Rubber Stamp (FREE Stamp) in Cleveland, Ohio

Have you ever had something that you wanted to give away? Did you wish you had a stamp so that could easily mark it as “free” before throwing it out on the curb? Did that thing you wanted to give away happen to be 28-feet tall…? If you answered yes to all of those questions, I have the silly roadside attraction for you! The World’s Largest...

A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

It’s Christmas time once again, and you know what that means…yes, the tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped, the cookies are out, Norad Santa tracker is running non-stop, and 24 hours of A Christmas Story is rerunning on my TV. I find that every year I can fall asleep to one point in the film and wake up the next morning in the exact same place...

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

True story: A Las Vegas gondola ride is more relaxing than a gondola ride through Venice. I speak the truth here, I swear. And I highly recommend the Venetian gondola rides as a diversion from the hustle and bustle of daily Vegas life. Like many hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, The Venetian is built on a city-centered theme (much like nearby Paris or New York, New York ...