Big, silly, quirky, and oddball things are great diversions for summer road trips.
Kids get bored quickly, we know that, so breaking up the monotony of mileage with something out of the ordinary should always be well received.
Last summer, my sons were wowed by the World’s Largest Truck. It was a roadside attraction in the old mining down of Sparwood, BC. The truck was as advertised, and the break was a nice chance to have a pee, a snack, and take some fun pictures during our 6 hour drive home from our Montana vacation. Actually, the trip down had a nice break too, as we saw the World’s Largest Purple Spoon in East Glacier, MT.
With the Memorial Day Long Weekend signalling the unofficial start of the summer season, I visited RoadsideAmerica.com to gather up a list of 50 Roadside Attractions (one in each state) you should try and take a break at this summer.
Why not visit the mini Statue of Liberty in Alabama or the mini White House in Atlanta? Ask your kids how a car got stuck on the side of a building in Miami, or why there’s a phone booth on a roof in Illinois. Looking for a ball of stamps, ball of twine, or a ball of paint?
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