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Hot Wax: Presidents For Sale

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Does the price an American pays for a wax President reveal how Americans feel about the Presidents themselves?

The 6 Death Cars of Bonnie and Clyde

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

On our trip to the new Alcatraz East attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we met an old friend: the Bonnie and Clyde Death Car from the 1967 Faye Dunaway/Warren Beatty movie.

2017: Out of the Shadows

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

In August 2017, a rare total eclipse of the sun will slash across America, briefly tossing select tourist attractions into disturbing daytime darkness. But the rest of the 2017 Roadsider calendar lights up like an emergency flashlight of promising milestones and celebrations.

Gatlinburg Tourist Attractions: Fire Resistant

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

A firestorm destroyed parts of the tourist town of Gatlinburg on November 28, 2016. It resulted in over a dozen deaths, was devastating for homeowners… but did it destroy Gatlinburg’s array of roadside attractions?

Anxious America, Bigger Button Museum

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Buttons don’t just hold clothes together; they hold forth with announcements, art, and opinions. It’s those┬ákinds of pin-back buttons that are made at the Busy Beaver Button Co., which in late November 2016 moved to a new location.

Michael Delligatti, Father of the Big Mac (1918-2016)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Michael Delligatti can eat all the Big Macs he wants in heaven, having passed away today at the age of 98. He invented the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago.

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