There are several things in this life that make my jaw drop and turn into a smile. One of those things is found along side the roadway – and it’s free. Roadside attractions can be found almost anywhere across the United States – along expressways, off the beaten path and popping up in between city buildings. What is it about these giant statues and retro displays that I love? I have no idea – the heart just wants what it wants.
Throughout my travels across the United States I have found some really interesting places. I’ve compiled a list and here’s what I’ve got so far – with more to be added as I continue my adventures.
Do you know of a roadside attraction that I haven’t yet seen? Tweet or Tag me on Instagram @raisingdickjane to show me!
Sarasota – Unconditional Surrender – Find it: Island Park Drive, Sarasota Bayfront
Chicago – The Bean – Find it: Millennium Park
Chicago – Historic Route 66 Sign – Find it: Us 41/54
Louisville – Louisville Slugger Bat – Find it: 800 West Main Street
Louisville – 30 Foot Gold Statue of David – Find it: 700 W. Main Street
Ann Arbor – Urban Fairy Doors – Downtown
Cross Village – Legs Inn – Find it: Along M-119 / Near the Tunnel of Trees
St. Ignas – Paul Bunyan & Babe / Castle Rock – Find it: 2811 Mackinac Trl.
Detroit – Heidelburg Project – Find it: 3600 Heidelburg Street
Midland – The Tridge (Tri-Bridge) – Find it: Ashman Street Near the Farmers Market
Marblehead – Handless Jacques – Hwy 163
Wytheville – 30 Foot Pencil – Find it: 146 West Main Street
Lambsburg – Giant LOVE sign – Find it: Exit 0 / Lambsburg Welcome Center / I 95 Northbound
Hardeeville – Giant Elephants – Find it: 15794 Whyte Hardee Blvd.