Tips, leads, stories from travelers, plus Roadsideamerica.com Team reports on quirky museums, ironic monuments, and must-see oddities! Trip planning caution: Some tips may not be verified. Over time, attractions change, move, burn down. What's a vacation without a little risk? Submit your own tip.
Park Falls, Wisconsin - Large Bald Eagle
A large eagle sits at the Old Abe Veterans Memorial on Hwy 13.[Ron Renken, 08/29/2014]
Old Abe Veterans Memorial
- S 4th Ave., Park Falls, WI
- NW corner of S 4th Ave. and 4th St. S. in front of the Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.
Cadott, Wisconsin - Halfway Between Equator and North Pole
The "Half-Way Between Equator and North Pole" billboard is located in a nice little park, with displays about the history of fur trading in the area.[Amy, 08/29/2014]
- Hwy 27, Cadott, WI
- North of Hwy 29 along west side of Hwy 27 in Riverview Park, before the river.
Mackinaw City, Michigan - Wienerlicious Giant Hot Dog
Huge hot dog on top of the restaurant, located on Central Avenue, just under I-75 at the base of the Mackinaw Bridge.[Kelly Soprych, 08/29/2014]
Buffalo, New York - Sit with Shark Girl
Described by its sculptor, Casey Riordan Millard, as a mix of Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) and a Great White Shark. Unveiled by the mayor of Buffalo on August 26, 2014, and praised as an example of "new thinking" by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which co-sponsored its creation. Shark-headed Shark Girl sits on a rock with a space next to her for visitors. Snapshots are encouraged.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 08/29/2014]
- 44 Prime St., Buffalo, NY
- In the "Canalside" park along the canal. Southwest edge of the city. From downtown drive south on Pearl St., under the elevated highways, until it dead ends. Turn left at the stop sign onto Marine Drive, then make a quick right onto Lloyd St., then a quick left onto Prime St. You'll see the little park on the right; Shark Girl sits by the water, next to the third sidewalk.
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- Worth a Detour
- Lincoln, Nebraska - Pioneer Pete the Rooster
Pioneer Pete was stolen in the early morning hours of August 23, 2014. The five-foot-tall, 200 pound fiberglass rooster was ripped from his pole-top perch outside Lee's Restaurant, leaving only his feet. The crime was the talk of Lincoln for days. This apparently frightened the thieves, who dumped Pete back in Lee's parking lot four days later, then fled (Pete's head had also been torn off, but it was returned as well). Lee's general manager told a local TV station that he felt "violated," but hoped that Pete could be repaired quickly since all of his body parts were available.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 08/29/2014]
- 1940 W. Van Dorn, Lincoln, NE
- Lee's Restaurant. I-80 exit 397. Drive south on US Hwy 77/Homestead Expy for around 2.5 miles. Exit at Van Dorn St. and drive west for one mile. On the right, at the corner of Coddington Ave.
- T-Th 11 am - 9:30 p , F-Sa 11 am -10:30 pm. (Call to verify)