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Origins of a Cursed Pyramid

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, but it didn’t have giant pyramids (Egypt’s famous pyramids were miles away in Giza).

Aquarena Springs DVD – Ralph the Diving Pig

Monday, November 28th, 2011

It’s hard to find an American tourist attraction more legendary than Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, Texas. Where else could you see a pig swim with mermaids, or Glurpo the Clown smoke underwater?

Muffler Men Documentary by Clean White Lines

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Muffler Men, with their mysterious migrations and fascinating mutations, never fail to mesmerize travelers — almost 50 years since the giant statues first spread along America‚Äôs highways, and 15 years since Roadside America collected them in one place to point out the phenomenon.

Wolfman Perks at Clark’s Trading Post

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Post-Apocalypse car! Backwoods shack! Free eye patch! Those are just a few of the perks awaiting a qualified candidate who lands the job as Wolfman at Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln, NH. The attraction’s veteran mangy barbarian, Bill Farrand, has terrorized the steam train at Clark’s for 15 years, and is retiring. The role calls for […]

Battling 1880 Towns?

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The Oct. 13-19, 2008 Sight of the Week is a great attraction we happened upon. Through Visitor Tips, we’d been aware for years of the Original 1880 Town in Murdo, South Dakota, a reconstruction of a prairie frontier community, with a bonus display of Dances with Wolves movie props. In August, driving west on I-90, […]

Carranza’s 80th – Flight from Obscurity?

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Ever since the “Lindbergh of Mexico” went down in Tabernacle, NJ in 1928, Mount Holly American Legion Post 11 has conducted an annual ceremony to honor and remember him.

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