Smiley Face Water Tower in Atlanta, Illinois

Smiley Face Water Tower in Atlanta, Illinois

Here’s a quick photo that will surely make you smile: this is the smiley face water tower in Atlanta, Illinois! This water tower must be really happy to live in this midwestern town! But, I mean, with its prominent place on Route 66, who wouldn’t be! This smiley water tower is located on Route 66 …

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Sapp Bros. Coffee Pot Sign in Peru, Illinois

Sapp Bros Big Coffee Pot Sign in Peru, Illinois

I had read online that this Sapp Bros big coffee pot sign in Peru, Illinois was the world’s largest coffee pot… I seriously doubt that claim. But while it may not be the biggest coffee pot of the world…or even really a coffee pot at all…this Illinois roadside attraction was still a pretty awesome road …

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Flamingos at the Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas

When you think of pink feathers in Las Vegas, your first thought is probably a showgirl’s headdress. But there is another creature that sports that look on the Las Vegas strip, and it resides in a hotel of the same name: The Flamingo. So…I have to admit…I kind of refer to the Flamingo as a …

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Giant Rooster in a top hat roadside attraction is a ten-foot tall statue that stands outside of Carl's Bakery in East Peoria, Illinois.

Giant Rooster in a Top Hat in East Peoria, Illinois (Carl’s Bakery)

Cock-a-doodle-doo! This Giant Rooster in a top hat roadside attraction is a ten-foot tall statue that stands outside of Carl’s Bakery & Restaurant in East Peoria, Illinois. Carl’s Bakery is a local mainstay with a barn-style theme that draws crowds for it’s fresh donuts and pastries (though they are open minimal hours). While the top …

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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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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Giant Hot Dog and Fries at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio

Giant Hot Dog and Fries at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio

So I don’t know if this would actually be considered the world’s largest hot dog, but it’s pretty big…and it comes with fries and a shake…and did I forget to mention that it also flies? OK, so this is most definitely the world’s largest flying hot dog that’s accompanied by fries and a shake. Take …

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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, …

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A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. A Christmas Story is rerunning on the TV, for 24 hours it plays for all to see. Wouldn’t you like to see the A Christmas Story House for yourself? Come out to Cleveland, Ohio, just you …

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