Amazing And Unusual Usa

Author: Jeff Bahr
Publisher: Publications International
ISBN: 1412716837
Size: 19.59 MB
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Discover some of the most unusual sights in the United States in this beautiful hardcover coffee table book. Full-color photography highlights weird roadside attractions, strange natural wonders, and positively mysterious phenomena. From the world's largest bug and the world's largest globe to historic castles and a floating bridge, you'll find a treasure trove of sites to explore.

Eccentric America

Author: Jan Friedman
Publisher: Bradt Publications
ISBN: 1841620904
Size: 20.92 MB
Format: PDF
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Winner of the coveted Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award for Guidebooks 2002 and voted Best Travel Book of 2001 by the North American Travel Journalists Association, the first edition of this book was a runaway success. Encouraged and inspired by the response from readers, author Jan Friedman is back with more madcap mayhem including the nude Olympics, topless automobile racing, the treehouse bed-and-breakfast resort, and the California community that has its own fashion police. This is the definitive guide for those with a taste for the extreme or a desire to add something just a little bit different to their tour of the United States. This guide features: *The biggest, the best, the wackiest, and the weirdest of America's people and places *Almost a thousand festivals, attractions, tours, shopping, restaurants, hotels, and eccentric environments *Region-by-region events, places to visit, and quirky places to sleep and eat *Peculiar pastimes, eccentric inventors, and collectors of curiosities *The nuts and bolts on contacts, transportation, Web sites, and regional maps

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia Of Places In American Popular Culture 3 Volumes

Author: Gladys L. Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313398834
Size: 12.10 MB
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This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

1 000 Places To See In The United States And Canada Before You Die

Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189718
Size: 15.73 MB
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Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit. “Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.” —New York Daily News

Roadside Giants

Author: Brian Butko
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811732282
Size: 16.52 MB
Format: PDF
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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!

Weird Florida

Author: Charlie Carlson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 140276684X
Size: 13.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Praise for Weird Florida: "...this series is distinguished by its focus on stories over places and its colorful photos.” --Library Journal