Crowded Crypt of Henry Wooldridge
An eccentric horse breeder wanted eternal company at his graveside, so he filled his lavish plot with statues of his favorite relatives and pets, dubbed "the procession that never moves."
Samurai Sword of the Pilot who Bombed Oregon
Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita flew from an enemy sub to drop World War II bombs on America. Twenty years later he returned to his target with a gift to say he was sorry.
Haunted House of Wax
This Niagara Falls horror attraction, when fully animated, is too horribly scary for the general public (at least in the opinion of its owner). And we chat with wax artist Derek Costello, who has cranked out dummies of Elvis, Frankenstein, and Darth Vader since before many of us were born.
Spotted by Tipsters
Tipster Pamela Collins reports that Chris Barber, having devoted his retirement to creating unique bowling ball yard art, also crafts beautiful sculptures with discarded bowling pins.
Don Oakley visited what is possibly the world's only collection of Auto Thrill Show Memorabilia -- it's in Iowa -- and rated it "the best display of Auto Thrill Show memorabilia I have ever seen."
Christopher Schmitt tracked down the badly banged-up statue of the Man who put Chapters in the Bible, which used to be in London, but now is in North Carolina.
Jenny Greenleaf visited the Melody Muffler Sculptures -- 14 years after our last status report -- and found them not only standing, but multiplying.
Check out more discoveries in the very Latest Tips.
The vacation landscape constantly shifts, with attractions born, flailing awkwardly for attention, growing in leaps and bounds, celebrating birthdays, suffering betrayal and heartbreak, dropping dead... and then resurrecting. We monitor this cycle of life through news stories and attraction reports on the Roadside America Twitter feed.
Kickstarters: Help Fund a Project
We're getting the word out about two intriguing Kickstarters underway right now: An American Giants film project to restore a proper head and arms on the sad, mutant Mortons Gap Muffler Man; and a documentary project about the Blue Ridge Barnum, Mark Cline (Foamhenge, Hunt Bigfoot with a Redneck). A few bucks from you may help these creative efforts come to fruition!
Remember, never let Bender drive.
The RoadsideAmerica.com Team