RoadsideAmerica.com Sightings

July 23, 2010 Vol. 6, No. 3

Here we are again, at the midpoint of the long, flat expanse of Summer. Everything open and inviting -- almost limitless possibilities for entertainment. Plan your August getaways now! We've added a load of new attractions on the maps and in reports, and plenty of amusing new tales from our travels, from the lunch boxes of Georgia to the fake war-torn villages of California!

A special thanks from the Roadside team to all you tipsters out there! Your info on new places to investigate and timely updates on the status of sacred roadside landmarks (aka, Muffler Men) make everyone's trips a little better.

In this issue:

- LATEST FIELD REPORTS FROM THE ROADSIDEAMERICA.COM TEAM
- TRUNKATIONS - Roadside blog
- STATE SEARCH IMPROVED
- VISITOR TIPS
- iPHONE APP 1.2.1 RELEASED
- FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOU TUBE

 

LATEST FIELD REPORTS FROM THE ROADSIDEAMERICA.COM TEAM

 

TRUNKATIONS

Latest news and skewed observations on the offbeat tourism landscape.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/

 

STATE SEARCH IMPROVED

Who knows why it took so long for the World's Largest Light Bulb to snap on over our heads, but we've changed how RoadsideAmerica.com Search works (appears in the navigation bar on site pages). Before, if you selected ONLY a state and hit "Search," it would display an interminable march of tips in town-alphabetical order, sometimes for hundreds of pages. Now, when you search on a state, it will display a single-page, full list of Attractions and Oddities for that state.

Example:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/location/al/all

 

VISITOR TIPS

More updates, more new discoveries, more furtive snapshots from mobile phones:

Pexcho's American Dime Museum - Tire Changing Woman - Gold Dredge Restaurant - Vermontasaurus - Enormous Human Spine - Kapotas Sculptures - Gravity Hill - Indiana Medical History Museum- Cows on Milk Tanker - Town Trapped in Time - Niewoehner Bell Tower - Hat N' Boots - Fetterman Massacre Monument - Wyoming Territorial Prison - Hall of Hollywood Hoosiers - Gates of Hell - King Kone Ice Cream-shaped Building - Tex Randall - Captain Cline's Pirate Adventure - Dead Zone - SPAM Museum - Vollis Simpson's Whirligigs - Popcorn Park Zoo - The Tepee - Elvis Fortune Teller and Jukebox Guitar - Abortion Memorial - Phone Booth - Welcome to Kelley - Surf Ballroom - Welaka Maritime Museum - Healing Springs Ruins - Dine Among the Railroad Collectibles - Giant Metal Dragon - Rusty the Giant Turtle - World's Largest Catfish - Skeleton in a Casket - Saltair - Transmission Man - Walkway Over the Hudson - Two-headed Calf - Dakotaland Museum - Largest Ball Of String, Not Twine - Brick Kids - Little Elf Tree - Minister's Tree House - Frontier Times Museum - Big Chicken - Judaculla Rock - Natural Bridge Zoo Elephant Rides - Ball and Jacks - True Grit Cafe - Heritage Square - Painted Desert Indian Center - Archangel Grotto - Cultural Gardens of the Eastern Bloc - Texas Chainsaw Massacre BBQ/Gas Station - Tiny World - NASA-Themed McDonald's - Main Street Museum - Elephant Trunk Rock - Pismo Beach Clam - Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk - World's Largest Wooden Nickel - Lawrence Welk Birthplace - Bavarian-themed Business, Goat Tower - Giant Iguana - The Button King - Steel Dino Sculptures - U.S.S. Kearsarge Veterans Memorial - Ham the Astrochimp - World's Largest Ball of Paint - The Sunsphere - Big Catch Plaza - Killer Cannibal Ed Gein's Grave - Pickled Heart Miracle Man - National Cookie Cutter Museum - Harry's Grill and Piggy's Ice - Fake Cop - Midget Mountain - Gospel Campground - Black Hawk Indian Statue - Giant Buck Knife - Large Bunny Statue - Boy With The Boot - Astor Column - Misty Mountain Railroad - Henager Memories and Nostalgia Museum - Mayberry Cafe - Tallest Wind Turbine in Florida - Korner's Folly - Hell's Half Acre - Junk Art of Hong Kong Willie - Dumas Brothel Tour - Giant Knight Statue - Rotary Jail Museum - Grand "Old White" Water Tower - Mountain Man Statue - Shadow Hawk - Possessed Bull - World's Smallest Police Station - Precious Moments Chapel - Marvin Johnson's Gourd Collection - BBQ Revolver - Grave of Talking TV Horse Mr. Ed - America's Largest Pyramid - Largest Catholic Church - Mortal Combat Jesus - Franciscan Monastery - Steam Engine Grave - Graveyard in Home Depot Parking Lot - Boy Scout Catfish - Pierson Wildlife Museum - Picnic Under a Rocket - Buddy Holly Crash Site - Rolling Hills Asylum Tours - Buried A Frame - Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum - Large Yellow Rocking Chair - Castle Hall - Peshtigo Fire Museum- Giant Bony Fish - Big Mike's Mystery House - Giant Bowling Pin - 2nd Largest Cross in the Western Hemisphere - John Brown Cabin in a Building - 300 Roos - Monster of Unfathomable Pedigree - Col. Buck's Cursed Tomb - Historical Stuffed White Squirrel - Famous Casting Couch - Staircase from "The Exorcist" - Pocahontas Meteorite - Old Woman Meteorite - Jesus in Boat Sculpture - Perry's Nut House - Wooden Colonial Guy - Border Bench of International Friendship - Mainer C. Lobster - Seaside Shark - New York Loft Filled with Dirt - World's Tallest Concrete Gnome - Giant Praline-Munching Squirrel - Tee Pee Motel - Mini-Statue of Liberty - Roscoe the Rooster - Hobo Joe - U.S.S. Batfish - Mississippi Petrified Forest - World's Largest Hairball - Dogtown Ghost Town and Babson Boulders - Demon of Corpus Christi - Splendid China Miniatures - Big Shoe Made of Shoes- and more....

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/latest

 

iPHONE APP 1.2.1 RELEASED

In the App Store this week: a new release of the Roadside America App for iPhone. Now, current US Access users and new US Access purchasers can set up a free App account. The account allows the user to transfer US Access to a new phone or share US Access on multiple devices they own (an account is most easily set up on the original purchasing device). The new release also improves user location detection, and search bar responsiveness, addresses iOS 4 compatibility issues, and adds a "Been There" pushpin.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/mobile

FAQs:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/mobile/faq

 

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