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Flick’s Lick: Triple Dog Dare for Hammond, IN

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Fans of the film A Christmas Story have had only one place to go for year-round pilgrimages: the house seen in the movie, which is in Cleveland, Ohio.

Needs Two Roofs, Will Sell One Finger

Friday, October 28th, 2011

It hasn’t been easy for Johnny F. Baker, founder of Baker’s Junction Railroad Museum in Smithville, Indiana. By his own reckoning he has survived bone cancer and over 30 operations, lost his hip and leg bone and a few other parts, and had his right foot torn off and reattached.

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 […]

2010: A Year To Remember

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

With the new year comes the promise of new wonders, yet unborn, that will dazzle our eyeballs into the distracted-driver danger zone. Here’s a brief look at some of the anticipated highlights for 2010 — and remember that every year also brings dozens of unexpected new attractions.

Roy Rogers and James Henager: Perfect Together

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

James Henager has some P.T. Barnum in him; he knows how to use the press, and the press usually finds itself cheerfully playing along. Henager runs Henager’s Memories and Nostalgia Museum in Buckskin, Indiana. When we first learned about his museum, he quickly embraced our christening of it as the loneliest in America — for […]

Artiste a Poor Conductor of Railroad Art

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Plans for a massive train-themed sculpture by spectacle-loving fine artist Jeff Koons may soon be scrapped due to a lack of funding. The $25 million project was originally scheduled for the 2011-2012 season at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A 70-foot-long replica of a real Baldwin locomotive was to be suspended from a […]

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