World's Tallest Abraham Lincoln Statue in Ashmore, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Roadside Attractions in Illinois

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 201st birthday today, here are some awesome Abraham Lincoln roadside attractions in Illinois! You might not automatically think roadside attractions when you think of our 16th President of the United States but he is actually the subject of quite a few tourist traps in the state. From the world’s tallest …

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Tootsie, an iron sculpture in West Side Park in Champaign, Illinois.

Tootsie – the Iron Whatchamacallit in Champaign

Meet “Tootsie,” a colorful metal creature who makes her home in downtown Champaign’s West Side Park! Site: “Tootsie” Iron Statue Location: West Side Park, 400 W. University, Champaign, IL Cost: Free Hours: Always Visible (observe park closing times) Date: October 17, 2009

Superdawg Wheeling Opening Day

Superdawg Wheeling is now open!

Sometimes its 3pm and you’re at work, which means you are also on Twitter (hey, you’re only human) and you see the tweet you and many others have been waiting for too long: Superdawg Wheeling is open. Superdawg was opened in Chicago in 1948 by Maurie Berman and his wife Florence. The neighborhood carhop is …

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A&W Burger Family, a roadside attraction in Rolla, Missouri

A&W Burger Family in Rolla, Missouri (GONE)

The A&W Burger Family is a fiberglass family of hamburger and root beer loving characters. The members of the burger family were introduced in 1963 to correspond with the menu of Canadian A&W fast food restaurants. Burgers came is four familial sizes — Papa Burger, Mama Burger, Baby Burger, and Teen Burger — and, therefore, …

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Sinclair Oil Dinosaur at a Sinclair gas station in St. Louis, Missouri

The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – St. Louis, Missouri

Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs went extinct. But, in the 1900s, the Bronotsaurus came back. It came back in the form of a gas station mascot: The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur. Sinclair was a popular gas station in the mid 1900s, and distinctive big green dinos were fixtures near their pumps. Most people think that those …

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The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur at a Gas Station in South Dakota.

The Sinclair Oil Dinosaur – Gas Station in South Dakota

If you had a choice of stopping for gas at a gas station with a big green dinosaur or one without a big green dinosaur, which would you choose? Duh. No contest. Obviously you’d choose gas station with a green dinosaur. And that is why Sinclair gas stations are the perfect stop for roadside-attraction loving …

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Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington

The Fremont section of Seattle is home to some pretty weird things (see the giant bridge troll and the statue of Lenin, amongst others). One of the newer additions to the area are two large Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries. These ivy-covered dinosaur-shaped hedges (depicting a mother and child reptile) are a site to behold indeed! Especially, …

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Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota

Rapid City Dinosaur Park in South Dakota

On May 22, 1936, a herd of dinosaurs officially made their home in Rapid City, South Dakota, and they haven’t moved since. No need to feel alarmed though! There is no Jurassic Park situation going on here! The hill-top Rapid City Dinosaur Park is merely a playground for giant green cartoon-like sculptures — not real …

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Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is a museum and park that features giant dinosaur sculptures and educational centers. You can dig for fossils, pan for minerals, play in a dino-themed playground, and hang out with hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs. Fake, I hope. Because no one wants to see any Jurassic Park situations over here. …

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Dinosaur Roadside Attractions - Big Boy statue and Sinclair Dinosaur at the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois - Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Dinosaur Roadside Attractions in the US

It’s Dinosaur Week here at Silly America! We love dinos, especially big green fiberglass ones — yes, dinosaur roadside attractions! Whether they are a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex, a homemade Brontosaurus, a real-life dinosaur footprint or fossil, a gas station mascot, or a museum devoted to the giant reptiles, dinosaur roadside attraction abound in the US …

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.