125 Wacky Roadside Attractions

Author: National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426324079
Size: 17.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Going on a road trip? See the silly side of travel as you explore the wackiest landmarks from around the world -- a place where you can walk in real dinosaur tracks, a hotel where you sleep in an igloo, a crazy beard festival, a UFO museum, and so much more. You won't believe our world is full of so many bizarre and wonderful places!

Roadside Attractions Coloring Book

Author: Steven James Petruccio
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486486956
Size: 20.43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Venture slightly off the beaten path to color 30 quirky sites, including Georgia's giant peanut, the Golden Driller in Oklahoma, Cadillac Ranch in Texas, and other kooky spots.

Roadside Attractions

Author: Brian Butko
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811743617
Size: 18.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hit the open road for fun and wackiness as the Butkos visit offbeat attractions from coast to coast--dinosaur parks, miniature golf courses, populuxe motels, vintage amusement arcades, classic diners illuminated in neon, and even the world's largest ball of twine. More than fifty fellow authors and artists offer stories about their favorite attractions or recall memorable trips. Visitor information is included to help plan quick visits or an entire road trip.

Roadside Giants

Author: Brian Butko
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811732282
Size: 18.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From Lucy, the colossal elephant-shaped building on the Jersey Shore, to the grand donut atop Randy's in Los Angeles, this full-color guide profiles the commercial giants that loom over America's highways. Created to sell products and promote tourism in a big way, they can be found all over the United States. The authors have traveled far and wide to bring readers the world's largest duck in Long Island, an enormous Amish couple in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and towering Paul Bunyans all over the Midwest. There are buildings shaped like hot dogs, ice cream cones, and baskets, as well as the roadside phenomena known as "Muffler Men," giants who originally advertised mufflers but now have been converted to cowboys, Indians, spacemen, and pirates. Big fun!

101 Tv Shows To See Before You Grow Up

Author: Samantha Chagollan
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 9781633224223
Size: 20.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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101 timeless TV shows for kids to discover and for families to watch together, all in one book. Can you watch them all? Television shows are made to entertain! They can make you laugh, teach you lessons, or allow you to escape into another world for an episode or two. 101 TV Shows to See Before You Grow Up is an interactive and comprehensive list of 101 TV shows for families to enjoy together. From popular picks of today to classic shows of decades past, kids will discover a wide selection of "must see" TV shows, appropriate for all ages. Each page focuses on a single TV series with basic information about each show, including the actors, years of production, and rating. There is also a section at the bottom of each page that allows young television buffs to write in their own opinions and observations about the show. From toddler to tween and every age in between, 101 TV Shows to See Before You Grow Up is a fun handbook for TV lovers of all ages.

The Colossus Of Roads

Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816636729
Size: 17.74 MB
Format: PDF
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Where can one find the world's largest prairie chicken, a restaurant shaped like a fish, a massive Paul Bunyan, or an enormous ear of corn? Roadside sculpture is a uniquely American phenomenon and these strange and wonderful figures can be found scattered along highways and standing in small-town squares, particularly in the Midwest. These odd and oversized attractions have become destinations for travelers. Whether it serves art, commerce, or local pride, the colossus is always a place in itself, a stopping place where the everyday rules of reality are suspended and the observer can gain insight into the way these communities imagine themselves. Karal Ann Marling visits dozens of these roadside attractions, viewing them analytically, intellectually, and enthusiastically, tracing each one through folklore and literature. Heavily illustrated, this book takes the reader on the road to examine these treasures and all that they represent.

Wisconsin Curiosities

Author: Michael Feldman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781461747253
Size: 18.43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Popular public radio show host Michael Feldman and coauthor Diana Cook introduce Wisconsin's weirdest, wackiest, and most outrageous people, places, and things including a man who owes his life to a foam rubber cheesehead, a worm that plays basketball, and the best place to savor chicken in a hubcap.