Gettysburg and Dealey Plaza
Gettysburg and Dealey Plaza -- two place names forever associated with national trauma. Lincoln and Kennedy, two martyred leaders eternally conjoined in greatness. They're in the news this week.
November 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy (a milestone hard to miss in the flurry of media coverage and documentaries). We've sought out JFK landmarks for years. Our new JFK Tourist Guide and map pinpoints 47 unique President Kennedy landmarks.
JFK Tourist Guide and Kennedy Attractions Map
It was 150 years ago today, November 19, when Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address in a cemetery of soldiers killed in the town's tide-turning three-day battle in 1863. So we just thought you needed to know about this robot in Nevada.
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone
This week we're offering the Roadside Presidents app for the special low price of 99 cents (67% off!). It's full of landmarks, museums and monuments (and Lincoln and Kennedy sights). We just released an update optimized for iOS 7, and added more essential places for your Presidential meandering.
Available on the App Store
Spotted by Tipsters
Mobile attractions on wheels are problematic to map, but we heard from tipsters such as Jacob Krejci and Mike Gassman about the charms of the World's Largest Potato, so large that it's chained to an industrial-size flatbed truck. The potato is on the move nine months of the year, but in the winter it hibernates in Boise, Idaho.
An example of a simple yet exceptionally worthy sighting is this one submitted by Craig Tate: a specific location and a photo of the Large Ball of String in Huntsville, Missouri. It languished on the Vague Target List for years; we couldn't pinpoint its location nor gauge its size until Craig sent his tip.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York, offered plenty to see for tipster K Von R, who pointed out that the museum has the Lunar Landers for both Apollo 18 and 19, moon missions that never happened because of budget cuts. The moon's loss is our gain.
Check out more discoveries in the very Latest Tips.
Who says there's nothing to visit this time of year? Not us!
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
Mark Cline of Foamhenge fame unveiled his latest creation: Robot Cyborg Muffler Man in Buena Vista, Virginia. The man-machine was assembled from pieces of an earlier Cline android destroyed in a 1996 hurricane.
In other fiberglass colossus news, Plantation Man of Chicopee, Massachusetts (a.k.a. Southern Gentleman, Big White Guy) was sold at auction. He may reappear at an undisclosed local venue.
Formerly just a suburban house that you could only drive by, the House Where Lee Harvey Oswald Stashed His Gun has been transformed into an official attraction, retro-restored inside and out to its 1963 appearance. You're driven by bus from a remote location; four tours daily.
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Hope your Thanksgiving includes some road trip fun!
The RoadsideAmerica.com Team