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.
- Princeton, New Jersey - White Buddha Statue
This white 30-foot-tall Buddha statue was built as a part of the New Jersey Buddhist monastery. Currently it sits behind the existing building (an old house) which is used as the residence for the monks. They have plans to build a big monastery building behind the big white Buddha -- a $2.5 million project. The statue was built ground-up as one piece by a sculptor who is also a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka. Only the pedestal is concrete; the entire statue is built with brick and mortar. Anyone can visit this monastery and the statue. There is no charge, but donations towards the new building are appreciated.[Stone T., 04/17/2014]
New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center
- 4299 Route 27, Princeton, NJ
- New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center. On the west side of Hwy 27, either two miles north of Kingston or a mile south of Georgetown Franklin Tpke. Set back from the road, so may be hard to see. Look for the American flag out front.
- Seems to be open all the time. (Call to verify)
- Donations accepted
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Muffler Man - Bunyan Mutant
After talking to the owner of the May Cafe, I found out that Paul Bunyan lost his arms about two months ago in a very bad wind. I don't know where the arms and ax are right now, but he sure needs fixing. Who will fix the big man?[Danny Hoodak, 04/17/2014]
Trailer City, Other - Here Today and Gone Tomorrow: Homes on Wheels
Yesteryear Travel: Homes on Wheels: The urge to see America from the comfort of your own living room isn't new; people were doing it back in the 1930s, driving around in their mobile homes. Watch Video.
- Lyndhurst, Ohio - Eggshelland
This yearly springtime display, made from thousands of painted eggshells, has been revived at the Lyndhurst Community Center. The lion, hen, chick, trees, and the original Eggshelland sign were given to a local nostalgia preservation group.[Jay, 04/16/2014]
Lyndhurst Community Center
- 1341 Parkview Drive, Lyndhurst, OH
- Displayed between Palm and Easter Sundays. On the tennis courts at Lyndhurst Community Center, which are on the east side of Parkview Drive about two blocks north of US Hwy 322.
Savannah, Georgia - Giant Cow Mailbox
The big mailbox sticks up out of the property at 1017 Quacco Road. An ornate metal gate featuring cows and a tractor identifies it as on the Hopeton Plantation.[Signmanjoe, 04/16/2014]
- 1017 Quacco Rd, Savannah, GA
- Hopeton Plantation. I-95 Exit 94, head east on Hwy 204 about 2 miles to Ogeechee Rd., turn left/north, go 1 mile and turn left on Quacco Road -- it's about 2.5 miles on the left.
- Visible dawn to dusk.