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A&W Burger Family in Rolla, Missouri
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A&W Burger Family in Rolla, Missouri

The A&W Burger Family is a family of hamburger and root beer loving characters. They 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, so did their mascots. Fiberglass versions (crafted by International Fiberglass) were distributed and displayed ...
Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota
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Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota

What's big, green, and laughs like Santa Claus? The Jolly Green Giant of course! We all know the lovable mascot from cans of corn and peas, so if you happen to be driving through Minnesota, check the life-size Jolly Green Giant statue out in person! The Jolly Green Giant was created by the advertising firm Leo Burnett in the 1920s to serve as the spokesman for the Green Giant food company. To this ...
The Elusive I-57 Lincoln Statue in Kankakee, Illinois
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The Elusive I-57 Lincoln Statue in Kankakee, Illinois

On I-57 when you reach Kankakee/Bourbonnais in Illinois you might see a familiar face. A giant statue of Abraham Lincoln (our 16th president) stands amongst construction lifts in the lot at Alexander Equipment Rental Inc &mndash; a local heavy equipment renter. While this roadside attraction is not the largest Lincoln in Illinois or the youngest statue Lincoln in Illinois, he very well might be the most ...
Uniroyal Gal in Mt. Vernon, Illinois
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Uniroyal Gal in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

The Swinging Sixties gave way to some of the most recognizable roadside attractions still in place today. Amongst those is the Uniroyal Gal, a giant fiberglass woman either donning a somewhat conservative skirt and top or a more provocative bikini. The statues stand (very) tall at 18 feet tall and weigh 230 pounds (though, really, you should never ask a gal her weight...). These fiberglass roadside ...
Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois
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Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Superstore is a small chain of grocery stores that have a big grocery clerk statue out front. From what I can tell only a few are currently out there (although I am not sure how many there ever were) and many that exist are at different grocery stores or different places all together. I tried to figure out more of a history than that but didn't have any luck. This Big John Grocery Clerk in ...
Flopsy Break – Superman in Metropolis, Illinois
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Flopsy Break – Superman in Metropolis, Illinois

My favorite travel companion and Silly America mascot Flopsy the Jackalope joined me on the road trip to Metropolis. He wanted to share some of the fun he had in Superman Square!



Site: Superman Statue Location: Superman Square, 611 Market St., Metropolis, IL Cost: Free to see Hours: Always Visible Date: May 2, 2009 ...
Giant Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois
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Giant Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis: city menaced by crime or small Midwestern town? Whichever you think, both the fictional comic book locale and the town on the tip of Southern Illinois are guarded by one super hero: Superman. Known as the "Home of Superman," Metropolis, Illinois, founded in 1838, is located on the Ohio River, just ten miles from neighboring Kentucky and today devotes itself to the man of steel with a museum and ...
Giant Beach Guy and Elephants roadside attractions in Livingston, Illinois
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Giant Beach Guy and Elephants roadside attractions in Livingston, Illinois

There are more roadside attractions to see outside of the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois than just the pink elephant...there are, in fact TWO other fiberglass elephants (smaller and grayer, but still) AND a giant Beach Guy!

Between these two gray elephants, this fiberglass giant beach guy, and the pink elephant, this antique mall is worth a stop! ...

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.