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50 Years Of The Coin-Op Telescope

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We missed the Golden Anniversary of of the coin-op binocular in 1983, and we’re not sure how many people marked their calendars to celebrate 50 years of the coin-op telescope in 2011. But America’s tourists certainly should.

War-Cracked Earth, Ready for Visitors

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Wars, without exception, are awful — but World War II honestly earned its world-class misery ranking as it tore its way through populations around the globe. Its death toll for military and civilians makes most post-World War II conflicts seem like inconvenient skirmishes (except, of course, to anyone in those conflicts).

Let’s Go Day Glow (Part 3)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

If you’ve found Parts 1 and 2 of this series illuminating, then you are ready to behold Roadside’s top sights that “Fluoresce to Impress”! The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery in Munster, Indiana is a peaceful shrine set upon bucolic grounds. But if you enter the three-story Grotto of the Holy Mother (made of […]

Waffle House Museum: Satisfy The Hunger

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The Waffle House Museum, built inside the chain’s first 1955 restaurant outside of Atlanta, Georgia in Decatur, opened in 2008. The museum has been both a temptation and a frustration for Waffle House fans, because its doors have usually been locked.

Shrine for Senior Citizen Southern Rockers

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

It may never attain the stature of Graceland, but fans of The Allman Brothers Band now have a pilgrimage shrine tourist attraction of their own. The Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia, has opened. It’s the house in which the band lived during its productive years, a combination commune/crash pad in a surprisingly suburban upscale […]

Roadside News: July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Justice Dispensed by Pez – CA | Michael Jackson Tourism – IN | Allman Brothers Museum – GA | Wack Pachs Gone – VA

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