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Roadside Attractions in Missouri

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

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 dinosaurs went extinct in 1969, when Sinclair...

Large Pink Elephant in Fenton, Missouri

Large Pink Elephant in Fenton, Missouri

When you road trip the country in search of weird and silly roadside attractions one thing is inevitable: you will find monuments with reoccurring themes. Case in point: the large pink elephant. Why the big pink elephant is such a popular roadside attraction in America, I can’t say, but you can find this familiar roadside beacon in front of many, many gas...

World's Largest Pecan in Brunswick, Missouri

Video Recap of the 2009 Missouri Road Trip!

A few weekends ago I took off for a road trip around Missouri! It was an awesome time and we saw a LOT! Here’s a video montage of a bunch of the crazy stops…The World’s Largest Fork! The World’s Largest Rocking Chair! The World’s Largest Pecan! And much much more! And of course there was a stop at the Major League Eating hot dog eating...

This is how we roll... Road Trip Car-aoke

This is how we roll… Road Trip Car-aoke

This post contains affiliate links from which Silly America might make a small commission, at no cost to you. It’s always Car-aoke on a Silly America Road Trip! Some disclaimers on the video I am about to share… Don’t try this at home. I suppose I should say don’t try this in your car. True story: I was going to auditon for American Idol...

Guberburger at The Wheel Inn in Sedalia, Missouri - A Hamburger topped with Peanut Butter

Guberburger at The Wheel Inn puts Peanut Butter on a Hamburger

This is the reaction many people have to the famed Guberburger served at The Wheel Inn in Sedalia, Missouri: EW! Why? What is a Guberburger that makes it sound so…well…gross? Well, the Wheel Inn restaurant puts peanut butter on a hamburger…and it actually tastes way better than it sounds. The burger at Wheel Inn Sedalia, the Guberburger, is a beef...

Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri

Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri

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 burgers I’ve ever tasted. The fresh beef came with shredded onions...

Stupid Stick at Sweetie Pie's in St. Louis, Missouri.

Stupid Stick at Sweetie Pie’s in St Louis, Missouri

Stupid Questions? Here’s Your Answer!!! Sweetie Pie’s Stupid Stick.
Beware of what might happen if you ask a stupid question at Sweetie Pie’s in St. Louis…
Sweetie Pies at the Mangrove
(314) 371-0304
4270 Manchester Ave
St Louis, MO 63110

Smothered pork and mashed potatoes at Sweetie Pie's in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sweetie Pie’s St. Louis, Missouri – A Lunch Stop

Featured on the Food Network television show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” in the episode “Like Mama Made” and Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Sweetie Pie’s St. Louis is a soul food kitchen in the heart of St. Louis that promises “Mississippi style cookin.” And a great stop for lunch when...

Route 66 Murals in Cuba, Missouri

Missouri Road Trip Day 3: Heading Home

Sunday, our third and final day of our Missouri Road Trip started in Springfield. The World’s Largest Fork was definitely the world’s largest fork. And the giant paper cup, while merely an entrance to a Solo cup plant, was quite impressive…even if we had to kind of illegally park it in a not really driveway out front to capture it on digital...