Summer is right around the corner. After a year of living with all kinds of pandemic restrictions, people are ready for a vacation. They want to get out of town and take a break from their daily routines.
And the perfect way to do that is a road trip! You can go anywhere, and all you need is a car (and maybe a few snacks). The truly great thing about a road trip is the journey — and all the obscure and fascinating attractions along the way. Here are just a few attractions you don’t want to miss!
American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM)
Arcades have declined in popularity since the ‘80s, but ACAM keeps the memory alive. With hundreds of arcade games and pinball machines,
this New Hampshire destination is considered the world’s largest arcade.
While England may be home to Stonehenge, Nebraska is home to Carhenge. North of Alliance, Nebraska, off of Highway 86, you can
marvel at the replica of Stonehenge as a tribute to American car culture.
Ever wanted to stand in four states at once? Do just that at the monument built at the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico,
and Utah, right off of U.S. Highway 160.
This unofficial highway, situated south of I-94 and Gladstone, North Dakota, features a series of large sculptures. Drive along and see massive
pheasants and the world’s largest grasshopper.
Though the name of this central Wyoming town may sound like a place out of Greek mythology, the distinction is well earned. Thermopolis is home to the world’s largest hot springs as well the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.
World’s Largest Ball of Twine
Call it a cliché of the American road trip, but you can gaze upon the glory of twine in Cawker City, Kansas.
World’s Largest Maze
As far as road trips go, you might have to cheat a little to complete this journey. The hedge maze is the main attraction at Dole Plantation on
the Hawaiian island of Oahu, along Kamehameha Highway, 30 minutes north of Honolulu.
World’s Tallest Thermometer
Standing in Baker, California, this gigantic working thermometer was built as a tribute to the area’s ridiculous temperatures.