Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Big Blue Bug!

The World's Largest Lincoln!

Stonehenge Imitations rampaging all over the landscape!

If you're itching for a roadtrip this summer, but want something besides the interstate & a visit to that cousin in Phoenix, Roadside America is a wealth of information about the old, weird, crazy places on this landmass. You can search by attraction, or click on a state and browse all the interesting things off the beaten path. Clicking on New Mexico shows some highlights as well as a link to a comprehensive list on the right. I tested how comprehensive it was by seeing if it featured my favorite roadside attraction, Tinkertown just south of Madrid on the way to Sandía Crest. I wasn't disappointed.

Many of the attractions have official information about location and hours and admission and such, as well as visitor reviews. They also list "Nearby Offbeat Places" so you can plan a day, a weekend, or a fortnight tooling around looking at strange things. You can also search by theme, such as Pet Cemeteries or Big Fruit.

Even if car troubles, family obligations, or tight wallets (or all three) are keeping you home this summer, this is a great site to check out just to see all the wild, wacky, weird possibilities.

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