Top 10 Roadside Attractions in Illinois

by Valerie Bromann @ Silly America

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Are you ready to take an Illinois road trip and find the best roadside attractions along the way? Here are the top 10 roadside attractions in Illinois to add to your travel itinerary.

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World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

Unfortunately there is no ketchup in this 170-foot tall catsup bottle, instead the structure serves as a water tower for Collinsville, Illinois


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The Gemini Giant Muffler Man

The Gemini Giant is a 28-foot tall muffler man who stands outside the Launching Pad restaurant in Wilmington, Illinois.


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Leaning Tower of Niles

The Leaning Tower of Niles is about a half-size replica of the iconic tourist attraction it was meant to mimic: the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy.


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Statue of the World’s Tallest Man

Robert Pershing Wadlow was the world’s tallest man. In his hometown of Alton you’ll find a life-size bronze state in his likeness.


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Superman Statue

Known as the “Home of Superman,” Metropolis, Illinois devotes itself to the superhero with a Super Museum and Superman statue.


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Abraham Lincoln on a Covered Wagon

The Railsplitter Covered Wagon and giant Lincoln statue is 40-feet long, 12-feet wide and 25-feet tall.


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Henry’s Rabbit Ranch

Henry’s Rabbit Ranch is a Route 66 visitor center and souvenir shop with a particular pedigree. The theme here, if you couldn’t guess, is rabbits.


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Pink Elephant Antique Mall

This location not only features a giant pink elephant but also a parade of one more giant thing after the next


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Superdawg Drive-In

Come to Superdawg Drive-In for the food. Stay for the giant hot dogs with glowing red eyes on the roof!


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Big Things in a Small Town

Casey, Illinois is the definition of “go big or go home.” Known for their “big things in a small town” and numerous world’s largest things.


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