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Road Trip Play List: LFO’s Summer Girls

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 Summer Girls by LFO. OK, so this song has nothing to do with road tripping. But it is...

Muffler Man and Bessie the Cow in Libertyville, Illinois

Muffler Man and Bessie the Cow in Libertyville, Illinois

This giant fiberglass Muffler Man and Bessie the Cow stands outside of Lambs Farm in Libertyville, Illinois. Lambs Farm is a non-profit organization that provides vocational and residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. The property features a petting zoo, pet shop, thrift shop, country store, cafe and bakery… and this roadside attraction...

Road Trip Play List

Road Trip Play List: Madonna’s Like a Prayer

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 Like A Prayer by Madonna. Madonna’s Like a Prayer is my ultimate driving song. OK, so...

Giant Cigar Store Indian in Oak Lawn, Illinois

Big Chief – Giant Cigar Store Indian in Oak Lawn, Illinois

The giant cigar store Indian outside of Cardinal Liquor Barn in Oak Lawn, Illinois is known by locals as “Big Chief.” And, he’s kind of a big deal. The Indian was built by a company called Creative Display in the 1970s. It was originally constructed as an attraction for a cigar store in nearby Chicago Ridge but moved to it’s current locale in...

Eye Can See You Now: Giant Indian on a Roof in Chicago

They were quick photos. Late at night. We were taking a day road trip around Chicagoland looking for the best roadside attractions in Chicago and this was one of the final stops: the giant Indian muffler man on the roof of an eye clinic wearing a sandwich board that declares “Eye Can See You Now”. There were cops nearby and we didn’t want to feed a...

Big Shoe Made of Shoes in Clayton, Missouri

Big Shoe Made of Shoes in Clayton, Missouri

Throw on your flats, lace up your sneakers, or secure your boots and head on over to Clayton, Missouri on your next road trip. This roadside attraction will have you kicking up your heels: a ten-foot tall woman’s high heel located outside of the Brown Shoe Company executive offices. What’s so special about this slipper? Look close! This is a big shoe made...

Big Coffee Pot in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Big Coffee Pot in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

I don’t know about you, but I can’t function in the morning before I’ve had my daily cup of coffee. And, some days, I need more java than others. On those days, I make more than a few cups in my French Press, and keep them all for myself. Of course, even if I fill up a full pot at home, it would never measure up to the amount of brew you could find...