Road trips can be a lot of fun. They can also be long and boring. I’ve been on both. But my favorite are the trips that allow me the freedom to get off the beaten path and seek out roadside attractions. That’s why I often plan my route around the quirky and fun stops I can see along the way.
Whether they are the world’s largest, a collection of folk art (like the Springfield Rock Garden), a historic landmark or simply something weird and unusual like this UFO, roadside attractions make a great pit stop when traveling long distances. My family now know when they travel with me, they can expect to stop at each and everyone we pass. I guess you could say that I love Roadside Attractions! My Obsession with Roadside Attractions Began as a little girl and hasn’t waned.
These fun and quirky stops are a great way to liven up a road trip or at the very least, provide a fun photo opp and a place to stretch your legs. The following is a list of attractions that my family has visited.
The World’s Largest Roadside Attractions
Route 66 Roadside Attractions
Roadside Attractions in the Midwest
Roadside Attractions in the Southeast
The World’s Second Largest Gator Roadside Attraction in Kissimmee, Florida– Sadly, this attraction has been demolished since my visit.
Roadside Attractions in the Southwest
This page was updated on November 11, 2016.