You know those things where there is a picture of a character of some sort and the face is cut out so you can take a picture with your face in place of the character’s face? I tried figuring out if there was an official name for those things but couldn’t find it. In any case, there is one of Wimpy (the hamburger-loving character from Popeye the Sailor Man) in Chester, Illinois underneath the Popeye mural! You can’t not take a picture with this Wimpy photo op!
p.s. That’s the friend Joe’s head! (I swear he’s not unhappy, he just always makes faces like that.
Site: Wimpy Photo Op Location: Gazebo Park, Chester, IL Cost: Free to see Hours: Always Visible Date: July 15, 2007
Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.
Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.