Planning a summer road trip? Visit these roadside attractions along the way

By on April 2, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

The featured article in our Spring newsletter took at a look at 10 of our favorite roadside attractions. Below are a few more unusual, quirky destinations. Share your favorites in the comments!

Cabazon Dinosaurs – Cabazon, Calif.

Come to a real-world Jurassic Park. Ms. Dinny, a 150-ton dinosaur, is the largest concrete dino in the world. You can even climb to the top of a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex. The concrete prehistoric creatures are just a short distance west of Palm Springs and can be seen from Interstate 10.

Leaning Tower – Niles, Ill.

You don’t need to travel all the way to Italy to see a leaning tower – at least not a half-sized replica. Built in 1934, Niles’ leaning tower is now the center of a park. The Midwestern tower is just 15 minutes from O’Hare airport.

World’s Largest Buffalo – Jamestown, N.D.

The 60-ton concrete sculpture has been around for tourists to see and take pictures with since 1959. In 2010, the buffalo was named “Dakota Thunder.”

Now, it’s your turn! Share the hidden treasures in your part of the country in the comments.