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Neither side is conceding the Evolution vs. Creation debate, but perhaps its tipping point came on Memorial Day weekend, 2010. That’s when Tree to Tree Aerial Adventure Course opened in woody Gaston, Oregon, and proved that people really will act like monkeys if given the chance.
Astoria, Oregon is not only “the former canning capital of the world” but also has a claim to fame as a movie location for many scenes in the 80′s kid adventure film The Goonies. Now Astoria is looking to cement its place in pop culture history by hosting a 4-day festival commemorating the 25th anniversary of this tale of treacherous, trap-infested treasure hunting.
We appreciate when a large thing has more going for it than just swollen volume, its builders boldly pushing beyond first-level “World’s Largest” thinking. “We could just create an immense wooden Trojan Horse,” they say, “but let’s build one with strobe light eyes and a go kart track for intestines!” That same one-step-beyond spark [...]
Visitors to Harvey the Giant Half-Human Rabbit (at Harvey Marine in Aloha, Oregon) may notice a small wooden board stretched from leg to leg between his knees.
If you’ve found Parts 1 and 2 of this series illuminating, then you are ready to behold Roadside’s top sights that “Fluoresce to Impress”! Ultraviolet Apocalypse The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery in Munster, Indiana is a peaceful shrine set upon bucolic grounds. But if you enter the three-story Grotto of the Holy Mother [...]
With the new year comes the promise of new wonders, yet unborn, that will dazzle our eyeballs into the distracted-driver danger zone. Here’s a brief look at some of the anticipated highlights for 2010 — and remember that every year also brings dozens of unexpected new attractions.« Previous Entries Next Entries »
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