A 2018 Ohio Travel Leadership Academy graduate, Certified Travel Ambassador, published author, and founder of the "Day Trips in Ohio" private Facebook group, Tonya is a former full-time RVer and aspiring van camper who balances her time between traveling with her husband's job, cherishing moments with her grandkids, and plotting her next road trip.
Here are 50+ unique and quirky roadside attractions across America that will make you hit the brakes on your next road trip. From a giant coffee pot building to a concrete field of corn to fire-breathing dragons.
Close your eyes and imagine that you’ve embarked on a cross country road trip with your family. You haven’t stopped the car in hours, everyone is hangry, the kids are fighting and you’re afraid if you drive one more mile you’re going to pee your pants. Sound familiar? Chances are, we’ve all been there.
I’m sure at some point in our lives we’ve all been on a road trip that we thought would never end.
But road trips don’t have to be that way. With regular stops to stretch, grab a bite to eat and yes, visit the facilities, a road trip can be enjoyable, and dare I say fun? Yes, I’ve actually used the “F” word to describe a road trip.
I don’t want to sugar coat the road trip experience. I’ve certainly traveled enough and road tripped enough with my husband, children and even by myself to know they aren’t always pleasant. Yet, if I have the time, road tripping continues to be my favorite mode of transportation. Why? Because of the unique and quirky things I can see along the way.
The things that make you scratch your head and say “What the – —?”, “That’s pretty cool!” or “I wish I would have thought of that!”
There are hundreds, if not thousands of unusual sites to see across the United States! Chances are you won’t have to travel far from home to see anything from a giant coffee pot building to a concrete field of corn to fire-breathing dragons.
To help you get started, we’re sharing some of the roadside attractions we’ve visited over the years. We hope you’re inspired to visit a few on your next road trip and maybe even slow down, stop your vehicle for a closer look.
Over 50 Weird Roadside Attractions to See in America
I'm sure at some point we've all been on a road trip that we thought would never end. You haven't stopped the car in hours, the kids are fighting and you're afraid if you drive one more mile you're going to pee your pants. Sound familiar? Chances are, we've all been there. But road trips don't have to be that way. With regular stops to stretch, grab a bite to eat and yes, visit the facilities, a road trip can be enjoyable, and dare I say fun?
Missed a few in Mi. You have Sea She’ll City that boast of the largest clam (along I75 up before you get to Mackinaw, and in the U.P. Along I75 in St. Ignes Paul Bunyan, and Babe, the blue ox. Which at this road side adventure it a huge rock size of a mountain to climb up. Back S i75 stop by Indian river and a little further out of Indian river is the Cross in the woods. I thought you might like to pass these sites along
Tonya Prater, Owner
Thursday 19th of October 2023
Hi Sandra! The post certainly isn't exhaustive. The list would never end. But I'd love to check out the ones you mentioned. Thanks so much for sharing!
Saturday 17th of June 2023
There’s a photo of a bust made from stacked stone…where is it?
Friday 14th of July 2023
The attraction you're referring to is Leatherlips and is located in Dublin. It's cool to see anytime of year but is gorgeous in the spring when the daffodils bloom on the hill. Thanks for asking!