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Large dairy cow at Holland Family Cheese store. Looks like this is very new.[Jack Steck, 07/30/2015]
- 200 W. Liberty Drive, Thorp, WI
- Just south of Hwy 29 exit 108.
- Casey, Illinois - World's Largest Wind Chime
While on our trip to see the World's Largest Knitting Needles, we discovered that Casey's motto is "Big Things in a Small Town." We visited the World's Largest Wind Chime across the street from the yarn business where the Knitting Needles are. You can ring the chimes yourself, which makes them even grander! The chimes are certified by Guinness World Records. There is a wood shop behind the chimes where they continue to make large things for the town.[Amy, 07/30/2015]
- 109 E. Main St., Casey, IL
- Downtown, a block east of Hwy 49. On the south side of E. Main St. between SE 2nd and SE 1st Sts.
- Strafford, Missouri - Wild Animal Safari, formerly Exotic Animal Paradise
Exotic Animal Paradise has come under new management... again. A lady on our tour reported that it has changed management five times in recent years. It is now called Wild Animal Safari, and if you want to drive through the park in your own car, you are not allowed to roll down your windows or feed the animals. If you want to feed the animals, you have to ride a bus.
The "safari" (bus tour) is not much fun. Picture 30 other people throwing food out of windows continually while yelling and screaming. None of the timid animals, such as deer, will come up to the bus -- nor do they need to do so with all the food being thrown at them. Any animals that do come up to the windows have to be tall if you want to be able to reach them (cattle, bison, camels). If they are not tall (miniature donkeys, pot bellied pigs) you have to just drop the food on the ground from your window.
For my family of four it cost around $100 to do the "safari:" $19.95 each to ride the bus, plus food.[IG, 07/30/2015]
Very interesting cave tour! Only took about an hour to take the tour and look around outside.[ShutterGirl, 07/30/2015]
Lost River Cave
- 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY
- I-65 exit 20 onto the Natchez Pkwy. Drive four miles to exit 4. Turn right onto US Hwy 31W. Drive one mile. The Cave will be on your right, at the intersection of US Hwy 31W/Nashville Rd and Cave Mill Rd.
- Daily except holidays. (Call to verify)
- Adults $16.95, Youth 4-11 $11.95, under 3 $4.95.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
This quaint little blue house was moved to its current location on the corner of Mission Street and the metro station after having served as the infamous suburban house in John Carpenter's cult classic, Halloween.[Melissa Chen, 07/30/2015]
- 1000 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA
- Although technically on Mission St., the house is actually just north of it (and the train tracks) on the east side of Meridian Ave. Private property; no trespassing.
- View from parking lot only.