Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas Texas. The world's tallest cowboy is the symbol of the Texas State Fair.

Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas

“Howdy, Folks!” This roadside attraction might just be the most recognizable man in Texas, which is saying a lot considering he only makes a brief appearance each year. Big Tex in Dallas, Texas is an icon and ambassador who has been delighting visitors to the State Fair of Texas since 1952. Big Tex is a …

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Buc-ee Baver statue - Buc-ee's in Denton, Texas

Best things to get at Buc-ee’s

I just moved to Texas and have a lot of destinations on my Texas roadside attraction bucket list. But there was one iconic place I knew I had to stop at at one of my first road trips in the state: Buc-ee’s Buc-ee’s is a popular travel center chain that is lures travelers in with …

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Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas roadside attraction

Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas

I decided to take a SPUR of the moment day trip from Dallas this weekend. I headed to Denton to visit The Chairy Orchard (and go to my first Buc-ee’s) and to Gainesville to see the Giant Horse Chess Piece and Glenn Goode’s Big People. Of course, while I was in town I also had …

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The Chairy Orchard in Denton, Texas roadside attraction

The Chairy Orchard in Denton, Texas

The Chairy Orchard in Denton, Texas might be a little different than what you’re expecting. If you show up thinking that you’re going to spend the day picking a basket of fruit, you might be a little disappointed. But that type of orchard takes a backseat to this type. If you’re looking for a unique …

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Giant Horse Chess Piece in Gainesville, Texas I-35 Roadside Attraction

Giant Horse Chess Piece in Gainesville, Texas

If you’ve ever driven I-35 between Oklahoma and Texas, you’ve probably seen this roadside attraction. After all, it is just a pawn meant to lure you off the highway: the Giant Horse Chess Piece in Gainesville, Texas. The Giant Horse Chess Piece, also known as the Brick Chess Knight, was built in 1981 by bricklayer …

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Glenn Goode's Big People in Gainesville, Texas Roadside Attraction

Glenn Goode’s Big People in Gainesville, Texas

If you love roadside attractions, you’ll certainly think that this is a good road trip stop. Probably, better than good. Glenn Goode’s Big People in Gainesville, Texas showcases not one, not two, but six roadside attractions in one. This gigantic collection is the work of Glen Goode, who assembled the giants in front of his …

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Big Pink Pig Smoker in Lake Dallas, Texas

Big Pink Pig Smoker in Lake Dallas, Texas

I found this roadside attraction and didn’t want to hog it for myself. This big pink pig smoker at Chasin’ Tail BBQ in Lake Dallas, Texas is anything but boar-ing. Owner Mike Cooper originally began Chasin’ Tail BBQ on the bbq competition circuit. Eventually he brought in co-owner Brooke Asbell and took his passion, and …

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Happy Halfwit Muffler Man in Dallas, Texas

Muffler Men in Dallas, Texas

For a roadside attraction named “Muffler Man,” not a lot of muffler men actually hold mufflers. You’ll sometimes see axes, American flags, custom-built rockets, or, often, nothing at all. But for whatever reason, mufflers aren’t as popular accessories as you think they’d be. But there are three Muffler Men in Dallas, Texas and each one …

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Giant Route 66 Sign at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma

Route 66 Must See Stops

Route 66 is an iconic road that spans 2,400 miles from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Though the official road was decommissioned in 1985, road trip loves from around the world still flock to the Mother Road for a sense of nostalgia and the thrill of the open road. At every turn of the …

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.