Monday, August 22, 2011

Quirky Roadside Attractions, Part 3

You know the drill by now. I am fascinated by weird roadside things. Below are some more quirky places that were highlighted in this Travel & Leisure article. I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of the places my family made a pit-stop at during our eternal drive down to Florida on this list. (All pix in this post are from said Travel & Leisure article.)

The Thing, Dragoon, AZ


What IS the Thing? For $1, you can find out. (I NEED to know!)

Fort Cody Trading Post, North Platte, NE


The Fort Cody Trading Post is Nebraska’s largest souvenir shop which means I need to see it. And the store is connected to a free Old West Museum – super score!

Wall Drug Store, Wall, SD


It’s no secret that I am obsessed with South Dakota and this place has been on my ‘must see’ list for some time now. Giant jackalope statue? Singing gorilla? Sign me up.

Villisca Ax Murder House, Villisca, IA


Surprisingly, I am not at all familiar with the unsolved murder of Josiah Moore’s family that occurred here in 1912. This place is uber haunted and some tours have even been cut short due to flying objects and paranormal activity.

South of the Border, Dillon, SC
 

On our drive down to Florida, we saw a TON of signs for South of the Border along I-95. The closer you get, the more frequent the signs become and it gets to the point that you just have to stop there to see what all the fuss is about. Spoiler: the build up is far better than when you actually arrive there.

3 comments:

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

I've never heard of that murder house in IA either - the site looks creepy enough though! Not sure I'd want to check it out for real.

Traci said...

What a fun blog this is! I'm also a big fan of quirky roadside attractions. I blog about my small-town family's visits to "world's largest" attractions. I agree, South of the Border does NOT live up to its own hype!

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for the kind words! You'd think that after about 500 miles of signs telling you how close you are to South of the Border that it would be just a bit better. (By the way, LOVE your blog and I am totally bookmarking it!)