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Explore Indiana roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Indiana road trip itinerary.

Baker Man Statue in Shirley, Indiana - Also Known as Mister Fifteen or Burger Man

Baker Man Statue in Shirley, Indiana

The Baker Man statue in Shirley, Indiana is a friendly, plump man dressed in orange striped pants and a white chef’s hat. He stands with a raised hand, waving at locals and road trippers who come to sneak a peek. His round figure has earned this Indiana roadside attraction the nickname, “Puffy the Baker,” but he was originally called “Mister...

World’s Largest Candle in Centerville, Indiana

World’s Largest Candle in Centerville, Indiana

Today’s roadside attraction is LIT! LITerally. It’s the World’s Largest Candle in Centerville, Indiana. This giant, bigger than life candle statue is attached to a popular roadside candle store. This giant candle is attached to the exterior of Warm Glow Candle Outlet in Centerville, Indiana next to I-70 at exit 145. The candle store spans 22,000 square...

World’s Largest Egg in Mentone, Indiana

World’s Largest Egg in Mentone, Indiana

The other day I was out to brunch and ordered a breakfast hash. I was at a fancy bar so this hash was made with potatoes, duck confit, shallots, and a truffle vinaigrette. The meal was topped with a sunny side up duck egg. The duck egg covered the plate of food with a big, plump, golden orange yolk, ripe for cutting into, and oozing onto the rest of the ingredients...

Ace Hardware Muffler Man in Elkhart, Indiana - Indiana Road Trip

Ace Hardware Muffler Man in Elkhart, Indiana (Moved)

Muffler Men move. More so, I’d say, than any other type of roadside attraction out there. One day you’ll see a muffler man hanging out outside your favorite gas station and the next day he’ll have moved to a restaurant three states over. Maybe it’s those big, tall legs they have, perfect for taking a stroll, but muffler men just can’t...

Virginia/North Carolia Road Trip

Road Trip to Virginia (and North Carolina): Day 1

This morning I took off on my road trip to Virginia (and North Carolina) and here’s the lesson of the day: while I try to be a good driver who follows the rules of the road there are times that I will break those rules. Like when there is a sign that says no passing for the next seven miles and I am behind a guy driving a horse and buggy. I woke up this morning...