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

Lions Club Lion Statue in Thomasville, North Carolina

Lions Club Lion Statue in Thomasville, North Carolina

In Thomasville, North Carolina, just beside the World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair and Statue of John Warwick Thomas (the town’s founder) is another site to check out: the Lions Club Lion Statue. Erected in the 1950s the lion advertises the local Lions Club chapter and when and where they meet. Lions Club is “the world’s biggest service...

Big Coffee Pot in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Big Coffee Pot in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

I don’t know about you, but I can’t function in the morning before I’ve had my daily cup of coffee. And, some days, I need more java than others. On those days, I make more than a few cups in my French Press, and keep them all for myself. Of course, even if I fill up a full pot at home, it would never measure up to the amount of brew you could find...

Shell-shaped gas station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Shell-shaped gas station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Once upon a time, there were eight shell-shaped gas stations in North Carolina: seven in Winston-Salem and one in nearby Kernersville. Built in the 1930s by Quality Oil, a local distributor of Shell oil, these Shell Oil gas stations were meant to serve as hard-to-miss advertisements to entice customers to stop by. And boy were they ever! I mean, wouldn’t you...

World's Largest Highboy Chest of Drawers in Jamestown, North Carolina

Giant Highboy Chest in Jamestown, North Carolina

Not too far from the world’s largest chest of drawers in High Point is…another world’s largest chest of drawers: the Giant Highboy Chest in Jamestown, North Carolina. Constructed in 1999, the impressive eighty-five foot tall by forty-foot wide dresser that makes up the facade to Furnitureland South in Jamestown, North Carolina is the World’s largest...

Chopped barbecue sandwich

North Carolina Road Trip: Day 7

Sadie had to work this morning but when she was done she raced back home to start the adventure on the second day of my North Carolina road trip! She got a nice slice of a day in the life of Silly America, and I got a nice slice of NC BBQ – I think it was a fair trade! Out first stop was Korner’s Folly, a house that contains 22 rooms spread out over 7...