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Still going strong! Such a great stop![Michele Thornton, 07/04/2015]
Hamtramck Disneyland's creator passed away in May, so visitors will likely only be able to view it from the back alley -- but there's still plenty to see.
- Klinger St., Hamtramck, MI
- Take I-75 south, get off at Caniff, take Joseph Campau north, then right on Commer -- duck through the alley between Sobieski St. to the east and and Klinger St. to the west, with Carpenter St. to the north and Commer St. to the south. Watch for wood sign.
- May 2015: Szylak died.
- Free when viewed from the alley.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Homage to Things That Suck.[Janie, 07/04/2015]
The target of today's vacuum animus is "BULLIES." The recycling receptacles in the background suggest a degree of impermanence around "Homage to Things That Suck," as if a special trash pickup is imminent. Yet the display has been there for years in its various incarnations.
- 211 Main St., Nocona, TX
- Three blocks north of US Hwy 82. On the west side of Main St. just south of W. Elm St.
- No guarantee this will last very long.
- Silver Lake, Oregon - Cowboy Dinner Tree
Old cattle drive stop. This place is ready to serve giant steaks or whole roasted chickens with beans and biscuits. A taste of the Old West.[Kim Bourda, 07/04/2015]
Eat dinner in a ghost-town-like restaurant, at the midpoint on the old Sycan Trail, beneath a tree that once shaded a chuckwagon. The cowpokes probably ate their share of beans and biscuits here, but not a lot of giant steaks.
- 50836 E. Bay Rd, Silver Lake, OR
- From Hwy 31, on the west edge of Silver Lake, turn south onto E. Bay Rd. Drive 4.5 miles. You'll see the Cowboy Dinner Tree entrance on the right.
- Th-Su 4-8:30, off-season F-Su 4-8:30 (Call to verify)
- Adults $28. for dinner, reservations required.
Protesters told us of the horrible conditions the animals were kept in. They have been cited by the USDA and the photos were horrible. This place should be closed down.[Carrie, 07/04/2015]
Tote-Em-In Zoo was once home for the lion that inspired Simba in The Lion King, which possibly explains its walk-into-a-giant-lion-mouth entrance. A relic of an earlier time in human-animal attractions.
- 5811 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC
- Several miles south of town on US 421/Carolina Beach Rd, and about a mile south of its intersection with Hwy 132/S. College Rd. On the northbound side.
- 9 am - 4 pm Spring and Fall, 9 am - 6 pm Memorial Day - Labor day, and 9 am- 3 (Call to verify)
Rhinoceros mother and baby. Cement statues. Photo opportunity![Sherry W., 07/04/2015]
The life-size statues look unique and custom-made. We would guess that they predate the church that currently occupies the same lot. Built by Foamhenge creator Mark Cline.
- 1608 W. Lynchburg Salem Tpke, Bedford, VA
- About two miles west of downtown, on the south side of US 221/460, at its intersection with Hwy 680/Wheatland Rd.