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50 Of The Biggest, Weirdest, Quirkiest, And Strangest Roadside Attractions In America (Part 1 Alabama-Missouri)

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boy in tire of world's largest truck

Biggest Truck In The World

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?

They’re all on the list. Check the first half after the jump and add your big roadside recommendations in the comments. (You can find Montana through Wyoming here)

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50 Best Roadside Attractions In America (Pt 1)

Birmingham, Alabama

The Statue of Liberty - Okay, maybe not the Lady of Liberty, but rather a copy of the famous statue in New York. Like the one in NY's harbor, this statue was also founded in France. It's one of the biggest replicas in the world, and has a real flame burning. Unlike NY's Lady, however, you cannot climb inside.

Image Credit BhamOnline.com

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One thought on “50 Of The Biggest, Weirdest, Quirkiest, And Strangest Roadside Attractions In America (Part 1 Alabama-Missouri)

  1. Traci says:

    The world’s largest ball of twine is at the top of my bucket list! Our family purposely road trips to visit the “World’s largests,” and often end up at quirky roadside attractions like these! Great list!

    – Traci from the Go BIG or Go Home blog

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