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Roadside America: A Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions

After I posted my entry about haunted travel sites yesterday, I came across yet another travel site: Roadside America, an online guide to offbeat tourist attractions.

Its focus isn’t necessarily restricted to haunted places, though. It’s a smorgasboard of things.


As travel sites go, they have pretty standard features, such as a listing of hotels & motels. But of course they put their own unique spin on it.

When you click on a state, it takes you to a page with a listing of links to hotels & motels by city. In the sidebar on the right, it also lists “Quirky Tourist Attractions” within the state.

But then they’ve compiled some very bizarre attractions. This is defiitely the site to visit if you’ve ever wanted to map out a route to see Muffler Men, Smiley Water Towers, Two-Story Outhouses, or Tiny Churches.


This is what caught my attention about Roadside America: their Mystery Spots and Roadside Creatures sections.

I didn’t find anything really amazing I didn’t already know about, but it is a neat concept.OTHER NOTABLE ROADSIDE AMERICA FEATURES

Two other things I liked about the site were their Sight of the Week and their My Sights Route Planner (you can “create your own bizarre road trips” and save them on the site).

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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3 thoughts on “Roadside America: A Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions

  1. I love that site–I check in often to see what's new. Of course, AZ has lots of freaky things, even if you don't count what's along Rt. 66. It's fun to learn about the oddities–they end up being better stopping points on road trips because they usually have a freaky rural or lonely abandoned feel.

  2. You know, I never realized you were in AZ. I had it in my head you were in CA. This comment made me go revisit your profile…where I learned you're also a Virgo. Me too! Maybe that's why I've gravitated to your style and relate to it so much…

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