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A 22-foot-tall statue of a Transformer. Weighs 5700 pounds. Made in Thailand, refurbished by the body shop that it's in front of. It's just east of southeast corner of Highway 51 and Jardot Road.[Shelley Mitchell, 09/04/2015]
The body shop also displays a full-size statue of Transformer Bumblebee in front of its shop on the west side of Stillwater.
- Scottsboro, Alabama - Unclaimed Baggage Center
After watching reports from the Today Show and other media, we made a several hundred mile trip to go to the UCB store. What a waste of gas and time. This was nothing more than a bad thrift store but there was nothing thrifty about the prices. They had very little unclaimed merchandise and a lot of cheap purchased junk. There was one shirt that my husband looked at that had a tag from a well known discount store with their original price of $19 and the UCB price tag was $29. As far as the phones and electronics, what a joke. The phones were so old and outdated and the computers looked like they had been thru the mill. The prices were almost full retail.[Donna, 09/04/2015]
Unclaimed Baggage Center
- 509 W. Willow St., Scottsboro, AL
- On the south side of Hwy 35/W. Willow St. on the west edge of town.
- M-F 9-6, Sa 8-6 (Call to verify)
Flintstones Bedrock City in Custer will close after Labor Day (as it always does), but will it reopen in 2016?
The original owners of the park, which debuted in 1966, are selling it to a local group named Custer Hospitality. We spoke with its representative, who said that Custer Hospitality would like to keep the park going as Bedrock City, but won't know if it can until after it meets with Hanna-Barbera to discuss merchandising, licensing, and other business arrangements. The deal will supposedly be finalized in mid-September -- plenty of time to get the park up and running for the 2016 travel season. Stay tuned.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 09/03/2015]
Three Legged Buddha - Zhang Huan 2007 - Storm King Art Center.[Janessa Corso, 09/03/2015]
Storm King Art Center
- Old Pleasant Hill Rd, Mountainville, NY
- Storm King Art Center. I-87 exit 16. Drive west on Hwy 17 toward Harriman. Take Central Valley exit. Keep left at fork and follow signs to Bear Mountain/Harriman. Turn right onto Hwy 32. Drive north, then turn left onto Orrs Mill Rd. Take first left onto Old Pleasant Hill Rd.
- W-Su 10-5, closed end of November through early April (Call to verify)
- Adults $12
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Looks like scales have been added.[Sandwich, 09/03/2015]