Thursday, October 20, 2011

Quirky Roadside Attractions, Part 4

OntheRoad reader, Rose recently pointed me to a posting highlighting some more quirky roadside attractions – and I am happy to report that some of them were ones I was unfamiliar with! 

Haines Shoe House, Hallam, PA

pic via http://www.shoehouse.us/
Built in 1948, the Shoe House measures 48 ft. in length, 17 ft. in width at the widest part and 25 ft. in height. The interior consists of five different levels and contains three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen and living room. This place is actually close enough to possibly take a drive to…

The Paper House, Rockport, MA

pic via paperhouserockport.com
Now, my family set up the 1st paper mill in America, so I think it’s a no brainer that I need to visit a house made entirely of paper.

The Oregon Vortex, Gold Hill, OR

pic via oregonvortex.com
The laws of physics just do not apply here - balls roll uphill, people's heights change, - and creepily enough, legend states that Native Americans avoided this area at all costs. Worth checking out? I think so.

Prada Marfa, Valentine, Texas

pic via wikipedia
Prada has a store on a lonely road in the West Texas desert? Not quite. This “store” located on US Route 90 looks like a real Prada store, but doesn't even have functional doors. Inside, six handbags and 14 unmatched shoes are displayed but not for sale.

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