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Derek Costello: Hard-Working Master of Wax

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

You may not know Derek Costello, but if you’ve been to Niagara Falls you probably know his work. His prehistoric beasts are at Dinosaur Park Mini Golf. His wax celebrities are at Movieland. His historical figures are at the Niagara Wax Museum of History.

iPhone App 1.5 Bonus: Canada! And…No Subscriptions

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Just released: the latest update to the Roadside America App for iPhone, v1.5. We thought this would be a nice holiday bonus for iPhone users. Major improvements include the addition of Canada attractions, the reworking of where maps appear, and the end of “subscriptions.”

EdgeWalk: High Thrills Or Low Blows?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Canada’s newest attraction, the EdgeWalk, tethers visitors to cables and lets them teeter over the edge atop the CN Tower, a quarter-mile high above Toronto.

Raising Dough – Giant Pierogi

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Jeff Lohaud is a Minneapolis-based artist with a dumpling dream: a vision inspired by the Eastern European version of stuffed dough called a pierogi. His ambition is to raiseĀ  $100,000 to fund the creation of a 17-foot-tall cast bronze sculpture of a pierogi, perched atop a formidable metal fork. The masonry base will display the […]

Furniture Fuels Roadside Funtasms

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

We’ve long been impressed with Jordan’s Furniture stores in Massachusetts, which offer mad mixes of water shows and Mardi Gras and thrill rides in places that sell, basically, furniture.

Show Me Your Papers!

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Starting on June 1, all Americans who visit Canada have to show a passport if they want to get back into the U.S. Well, almost. According to The Canadian Press, “those without proper documents are given a paper that says: ‘Noncompliant.’” After this wrist-slapping they’ll be allowed to re-cross the border, but only “for the […]

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