Road trip news, rants, and ruminations by the Editors of RoadsideAmerica.com
“I just woke up one day and told my wife, ‘I want to build a bottle house.’”
Lake Wales, Florida, is the site of Spook Hill, among the most famous “gravity hills” in the world. You park your car at the bottom — the town has painted a helpful line on the street at the starting point — put it in neutral, then sit in amazement as you roll uphill.
For a brief two years, a Thailand-born elephant named Queenie became the last known live pachyderm to master water skis.
The next time you hear or read someone dismissing roadside attractions as a waste of brain space, tell them about Mr. Chicken. Mr. Chicken — who happens to be an alligator* — lives at Gatorama in Palmdale, a classic Florida attraction started by the legendary late Cecil Clemens. It’s an unlikely place for anything cerebral, [...]
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