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Pandemic Post-Summer: Roadside Attractions Status

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Like a giant, shiny fishing lure on a cable attached to a construction boom, roadside attractions tempt us out from under our rocks, even in times of danger. Certainly 2020 has been full of unparalleled danger, starting with the Covid-19 pandemic. International travel lockdowns meant no flitting off to Tuscany or Paris or Bali for […]

Roadside Attractions: Virus Safety Closings

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Follow us down the rabbit hole for a glimpse of abrupt changes underway across America’s pockmarked face of quirky attractions.

Gatlinburg Tourist Attractions: Fire Resistant

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

A firestorm destroyed parts of the tourist town of Gatlinburg on November 28, 2016. It resulted in over a dozen deaths, was devastating for homeowners… but did it destroy Gatlinburg’s array of roadside attractions?

Pancho Villa Is Gone, His Finger Lives On

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Pancho Villa, notorious Mexican bandit and revolutionary, died in a hail of gunfire in 1923. According to legend, his corpse was later dug up and dismembered, with his body parts going to relic collectors in the U.S. and Pancho Villa fans in Mexico.

Twistee Tales – Ice Cream Cone Buildings

Friday, July 30th, 2010

If you’ve ever dreamed of making a smooth move in the real estate game, now may be the time to snatch up your very own soft serve structure. Two former Twistee Treat ice-cream-cone-shaped stands are currently up for sale. With interest rates low and interest in ice cream high, this could be an opportune time to acquire a highly desirable dairy destination.

Roadside News: The Ides Of March

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ricky Ranger, Crucified! | Tanks, But No Tanks | Pedal Car Carhenge | Public Protected by Pasties

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