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Building the Roadside Capital of the World

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Cave City, Kentucky, is the Roadside Attraction Capital of the World. The world doesn’t know that yet, but Will Russell does.

Looking Forward: Walk-Thru Shuttle, Sidewalk Sea Monster

Monday, January 5th, 2015

We’ve been at this game long enough to know that promised roadside wonders have a way of vanishing like icy beverages out of a back seat cooler in July.┬áRumors, press releases, and premature news stories set the stage for disappointment. And yet, 2014 was a year when many promises came true, even those that sounded […]

What’s That Up Ahead? SlotZilla and Pole-Licker Flick

Friday, January 4th, 2013

We officially enter the teens of the 21st century with the enthusiasm of college sophomores on their first road trip and the tempered caution of Dad steering Mom, Bud, and Sis through a rattlesnake ranch.

Valley Of The Giants: Empire State Big

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Two visionary women want to transform a sleepy region of upstate New York into a tourist destination known as “The Valley of the Giants.”

Kentucky Rushmore, Just One Of The Kentucky Wonders

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Will Russell has a dream. Well, actually, he has several dreams — and none of them are normal.

World’s Largest Lava Lamp, Take 3

Monday, April 4th, 2011

It’s been nearly ten years since the idea of the World’s Largest Lava Lamp first bubbled to the surface in Soap Lake, Washington.

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