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The North Carolina Welcome Center on I-95 South has two Vollis Simpson whiriigigs on loan. These are not your everyday whirligigs that you see in gardens. These things are massive, and they move as well. Makes your pit stop a little more special![Etta Miller, 12/06/2016]
The two whirligigs, Saw Dog and Dive Bomber Duck, are typical of the massive air-powered creations built by the late Vollis Simpson, a self-taught North Carolina folk artist.
- I-95 S., Pleasant Hill, NC
- Southbound I-95 North Carolina Welcome Center, just south of the Virginia state line.
The Mystery Hole is the greatest place in West Virginia. As a native to the state, I have full qualifications to say this. For one whole year I dreamed of the day that I would see The Mystery Hole.
On September 5, 2016, my dream came true. As we turned the corner to see the life-size gorilla perched on top of the tin can building of mystery, my friends and I screamed in excitement. The Mystery Hole is where Comic Sans meets the trip of a lifetime. Filled with pure ridiculousness, the Mystery Hole is a must-see before you die. Buy a t-shirt.[Sadie, 12/06/2016]
- Poteau, Oklahoma - World's Highest Hill
It's a steep, curvy, and rough drive up to the top of the World's Highest Hill, but worth the awesome view on a clear day. You can see for miles. There is a newer sign atop the hill and a viewing platform has been added. The drive up will take longer than you expect, so be patient![Dennis, 12/06/2016]
- County Rd D1340, Poteau, OK
- West of town and US Hwy 271 via Witteville Dr which becomes Haskins Canyon Ridge Rd, then left on County Rd D1340.
This unique artwork is very easy to find just outside Grannis, off Hwy 71 going through town. Pull off and park at the site for photo opportunity. Much of the area is posted no trespassing and fenced off, but many signs and objects are easily appreciated.[Dennis, 12/06/2016]
- US Hwy 71, Grannis, AR
- Just north of the village of Grannis, on the northbound side of US Hwy 71, and just south of Tyson Foods, which is across the road.
A statue of a newsboy selling newspapers caught our attention. It was outside the Tabor-Loris Tribune office and the Horace Carter Museum. Although the office and museum were closed when we stopped, we discovered the statue is in honor of Horace Carter, who owned the newspaper, stood up to the Ku Klux Klan, and won a 1952 Pulitzer Prize for his editorials against the Klan.
We left a quarter for the newsboy. If it's not still there, you might want to add your own quarter between the newspapers and the boy's thumb.[Bonnie Schupp, 12/06/2016]
Horace Carter's newspaper, the Tabor City Tribune, was the first weekly to win a Pulitzer.
Horace Carter Tabor-Loris Tribune Museum
- 102 Avon St., Tabor City, NC
- Horace Carter Tabor-Loris Tribune Museum. Northeast edge of town. The statue is on the west side of Avon St., just south of its intersection with Hwy 410/E. 5th St.