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Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri
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Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri

This next roadside attraction is sew cool! Tucked away on a small side street "park," a smaller version of the New York icon, this giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri, was erected in 2002 as a memorial to the garment district's role in the city's development. Site: Giant needle threading a button Location: 404 West 8th Street, Kansas City, Missouri Hours: Always ...
⚽ World’s Largest Soccer Ball in Kansas City, Missouri
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⚽ World’s Largest Soccer Ball in Kansas City, Missouri

The World Cup is going on! I think...unless it's over... Admittedly, I don't really follow sports and don't really care to watch soccer (or football or footie or whatever else you call it). But everyone in this world seems to be going mad for it right now. The last time I willingly watched a soccer game was July 9, 2006. I landed in Paris just as the France/Italy World Cup final was beginning. My ...
Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture in Kansas City, Kansas
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Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture in Kansas City, Kansas

Here's a large old-fashioned iron sculpture found in Kansas City, Kansas! It sits in a little park that divides the roads. It's a PRESSING matter that you see this roadside attraction! So iron out the details and hit the road! Site: Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture Location: Central Ave and Wilson Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas Cost: Free to see. Hours: Always visible Date: June 6, ...
Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri
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Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri

This post contains affiliate links from which Silly America might make a small commission, at no cost to you. Another haunt we visited based off the suggestions in Hamburger America was Town Topic, an old little hamburger stand not too far off from the garment district's giant needle. The restaurant we visited was one of three (formerly seven) left in the area. And it honestly had one of the best ...
Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas
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Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas

I had read about Winstead's in Hamburger America where George Motz declared that the Kansas City institution served one of the best burgers in America. I had wanted to try it but had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't have time while in the area...and then, low and behold, as we pulled off the road to our hotel there was a Winstead's right out front. The first Winstead's opened in 1940 and now ...