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Ultimate List of Roadside Attractions Across America

Dec 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by The Pit Boss

Taking a road trip? Check out these cool roadside attractions.

Taking a road trip to visit family? Just feeling the itch to hit the road? Add a little excitement to your next trip and satisfy your curiosity.

From the mysterious to the delicious, to the fascinating or just plain weird, we've researched attractions and sight-seeing stops all over America. 

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Let's go on an adventure! There are so many roadside attractions to see. 

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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see

A fiberglass replica of the world-famous megalith located outside of Orange Beach, Alabama.

Elberta, AL 36530

Want a look into Mardi Gras without the craziness? Take a trip to this museum that gives a glimpse into the history of Mardi Gras.

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602

This museum of oddities was created in the 1970's and hosts a collection of curiosities from around the world (but mostly Alabama!)

970 Highway 169 Seale, Alabama 36875


This small dog-friendly park features a walking trail through a small bamboo forest with serene landscape.

800 Upper Kingston Rd, Prattville, AL 36067


Because sometimes you just have to see the world's largest office chair.

625 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201


This museum features unique exhibits, sculptures, and paintings throughout world history.

840 Museum Dr, Anniston, AL 36206


Vast collection of historic displays, with 7 exhibit halls, a conservatory, trails, and gardens.

840 Museum Dr, Anniston, AL 36206


DeSoto Caverns invites you to go on a cave tour, enjoy a light show, or conquer some wall climbing.

5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044


Saturn V rocket and other attractions at a space museum with interactive exhibits and artifacts.

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Because when you're in Alaska, you should walk under a genuine moose antler arch.

Fairbanks, AK 99701


Locally made ice sculptures, slide presentations, and a nightly aurora show set in a vintage theater.

500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Want to see where a meteorite impacted the earth once upon a time? Check out this ancient meteorite site.

Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ 86047


Modeled on Earth, this biosphere greenhouse science center offers tours of a rainforest and ocean over three acres.

32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739


This was once a top-secret, Cold War-era missile silo, but now it's a missile museum offering guided tours and exhibits.

1580 Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, AZ 85614


Even if you can't make it across the pond, this rebuild of the world-famous London Bridge gives you a taste of England.

1340 McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403



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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
This family-run attraction features an interactive model railroad and a series of handmade miniature villages.

374 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901


Gangster Museum of America
The local area was once home to notorious American gangsters, and this museum highlights it with guided video tours.

510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901


Crater of Diamonds State Park
Mine for diamonds, rocks, and minerals on this unique 37+ acre geological site.

209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958


This pristine natural cavern features guided tours and scenic forest trails with waterfalls.

21494 Cavern Dr, Rogers, AR 72756


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Ever seen a tree made of chainsaws? How about a ginormous Paul Bunyan? This attraction off 101 has both of these and so much more.

15500 US-101, Klamath, CA 95548


Drive through a massive redwood tree with a drive-thru tunnel carved out of its trunk.

430 CA-169, Klamath, CA 95548


This man-carved room sunken at the bottom of a redwood stump provides a magical shaded Eternal Tree House that resembles a huge pile of moldering firewood with a window.

26510 Avenue of the Giants, Redcrest, CA 95569


Interested in the mysteries behind the laws of nature? Check out this gravity house and other quirky exhibits.

75001 US-101, Leggett, CA 95585


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
With prison history dating back to 1920s, this macabre attraction features 30 cell exhibits, a gas chamber, and confiscated weapons.

201 N 1st St, Cañon City, CO 81212


This one-man creation of a glittery castle is made out of junk.

State St & E 10th Ave, Antonito, CO 81120


Check out some gators at this Colorado zoo.

9162 W Co Rd 9 N, Mosca, CO 81146


Coming to you from the heart of the Mystical San Luis Valley: a real-life UFO watchtower.

Highway 17, Center, CO 81125 


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
This museum dedicated to P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb also features visiting circus-themed exhibitions.

820 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604


This stone mansion with unique decor and a medieval-style facade belonged to actor William Gillette.

67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423


A collection of wooden dinosaurs created and curated as one man's masterpiece.

2464 CT-32, Uncasville, CT 06382


This big rock has been painted like a frog since the 1800s and is so loved it had its own roadside rest area. Eventually it was abandoned, but has recently been restored and the rock has been given a fresh coat of frog paint.

Eastford, CT 06242


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Aircraft and artifacts reflecting history of Dover Air Force base in a restored WW II hangar.

1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902


Museum focused on life of Dover native E.R. Johnson, who founded Victor Talking Machine Co. in 1901.

375 S New St, Dover, DE 19901


Civil War fortress on island accessed by ferry, featuring costumed guides and interactive exhibits.

45 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706


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Washington D.C.

Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Outdoor memorial commemorating people who served in the Korean War through lifelike statues and more.

900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024


This historic 1816 home features a huge collection of items from the 1700s-2000s plus hourly tours.

1644 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007


Interactive look at the history of espionage features more than 600 artifacts and devices used to spy.

700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024


Iconic outdoor memorial honoring the 16 million Americans who served during World War II.

1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024


This huge, iconic pool on the National Mall reflects the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20024


Monument to Vietnam War service, featuring a wall with over 58,000 names of dead and missing soldiers.

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington, DC 20245 


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Circa-1949 landmark delivering alligator and snake shows, a petting zoo, a water park, and a zip line.

14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837


As the name says, Florida is home to the world's smallest police station.

102 Ave A N, Carrabelle, FL 32322


Showcase for a NASA shuttle launch simulation, rockets, IMAX films, and astronaut memorabilia.

Florida 32899


This museum dedicated to U.S. Presidents and their families also has a miniature White House replica.

123 Hwy 27N, Clermont, FL 34711


This old-school tower was built in 1956, and offers 360-degree views from its 226 ft.-high observation deck.

141 US-27, Clermont, FL 34711


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Ever wanted to see a giant peanut modeled with the face of a former president?

148 GA-45, Plains, GA 31780


Blow off some steam. This outdoor venue offers tank-, excavator- and bulldozer-driving lessons, with an option to crush a car.

10408 Appalachian Hwy, Morganton, GA 30560


Old Car City in White, Georgia contains the worlds largest known classic car junkyard.

3098 US-411, White, GA 30184


This cryptid museum pays homage to the world-famous Sasquatch.

1934 GA-515, Cherry Log, GA 30522


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Tropical forest area featuring a long, subterranean cave formed by ancient flowing lava.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718


This 9-foot bronze sculpture honors the Hawaiian Olympic champion and father of international surfing.

Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815


Opulent 19th-century home of Hawaii’s last monarchs operating as a museum with tours and exhibits.

364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813


Who likes tourists? No one. That’s why this is the best place to go check out one of Hawaii’s most famous natural wonders (without the crowds). It’s hidden, off the beaten track, and relatively unknown.

1492 Kaumana Dr, Hilo, HI 96720 


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Landmark spot boasts tours in underground lava caves with ice formations, plus a museum and gift shop.

1561 State Hwy 75, Shoshone, ID 83352


Famous ramp where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to cross the canyon on a steam-powered rocket.

Twin Falls, ID 83301


Because when you're in Idaho, you have to visit exhibits on the history of potatoes.

130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221


Drive-thru wildlife tours, a petting zoo with public feeding times and kids’ rides open April-October.

6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Want to get away from tourists and traffic? Visit this ghost town that was once a booming Mississippi River port town.

Cairo, IL


Take a stroll down memory lane and pay a visit to this old-school classic arcade in Illinois. It’s known as America’s largest collection of retro video games, and all you need are some quarters for a good time.

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513


Because everyone should take a look at the biggest condiment bottle on the planet.

305 Railroad Ave, Collinsville, IL 62234


Built in 1934 by a local businessman, this half-sized tower replicates the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

6300 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714


Nostalgic relics from The Mother Road, such as shield murals, photos, license plates, and more.

110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
This museum features a collection of over a century of automobile and military vehicle history and showcases the classic Studebaker.

201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601


Visit this mysterious hill and you’ll find your car rolling uphill.

Keller Hill Rd, Mooresville, IN 46158


Pay a visit to Public Enemy Number One, the body of one of the world’s most famous outlaws is buried in Indianapolis.

700 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208


Because when in Indiana, you should visit the world's largest ball of paint.

10696 N 200 W, Alexandria, IN 46001


Park home to myriad cultural venues also offers bike rentals, gondola rides, and Segway tours.

801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Grab a burger at this zombie-themed restaurant.

300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309


Pay tribute to the Duke and visit the very place where film icon and legendary cowboy, John Wayne, was born.

205 S John Wayne Dr, Winterset, IA 50273


This farm turned set of the famed 1989 baseball movie features group tours and a gift shop.

28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA 52040


Cafe, aquarium, boatyard, cinema and exhibits exploring life in and around America's riverways.

350 E 3rd St, Dubuque, IA 52001


Park with hiking trails showcasing caves and other geological landmarks plus picnicking and camping.

9688 Caves Rd, Maquoketa, IA 52060


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
The Evel Knievel Museum at Historic Harley-Davidson
If you’re a daredevil rediscover the spectacle of the death-defying Evel Knievel show.

2047 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612


Cowtown is a living history museum where you’ll experience life in the 1870s.

1865 Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203


Imaginative and colorful botanical garden with children's areas, a butterfly house, and more.

701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203


Blackbear Bosin's 44-ft. Indian chief statue stands at a confluence reachable by two footbridges.

650 N Seneca St, Wichita, KS 67203


Monument Rocks
Unique chalk formations found to contain a number of notable 80-million-year-old fossils.

Gove 16, Oakley, KS 67748 


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
This is the first alcoholic beverage facility to be name a National Historic Landmark. Learn how the famous red-wax covered liquor came to be one of the most prominent, iconic, and beloved alcoholic drinks in America.

3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037


Take a tour through the history, heritage and lore of Kentucky Bourbon making and educational Bourbon tasting at this multi-generational family owned and operated distillery.

1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004


Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry.

3860 Fitzgerald Rd, Louisville, KY 40216


Take a tour and get a glimpse behind the scenes of the world famous Kentucky Derby.

704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208


A giant baseball bat marks this venue offering tours and exhibits on the sports-equipment icon.

800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202  


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Housed in a former 1920s Louisiana auto dealership, this museum displays more than 60 vintage cars, motorcycles, fire trucks, and more.

Shreveport, LA 71101


A free, fun attraction that immerses you in nature and Louisiana's unique culture.

2740 Ruth St, Sulphur, LA 70665


This castle-style former statehouse is now a museum dedicated to Louisiana political history.

100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801


This veteran battleship-turned-museum features naval history exhibits, ship models, and memorials.

305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802


More than 200 acres of flowers and trees featuring a Chinese garden plus a bird sanctuary.

Louisiana 329 and Main Road, Avery Island, LA 70513


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see

Maine is known for its lighthouses. Stop by and get an in-depth look at one of these iconic, historic structures.

12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


Waterside spot with 250 acres of manicured gardens, natural landscapes, and trails.

132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay, ME 04537


Easternmost point on the U.S. mainland, with trails, varied wildlife, and a striped, 1808 lighthouse.

973 S Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME 04652


This 19th-century granite fort features a modern bridge with a 420-ft. observation tower.

740 Ft Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981


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Roadside attractions in America | Road trip sights to see
Park around the historic waterway, offering mule-drawn boat rides, natural areas and a visitor center.

205 W Potomac St, Williamsport, MD 21795


Barrier-island park known for migrating wild horses also offers sandy beaches, camping, and fishing.

6915 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, MD 21811


Historic site of the famous 1862 Civil War battle features tours, interpretive programs, and park land.

302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782


Fort whose War of 1812 victory inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner," the U.S. national anthem.

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230