Elvis - No Need For A Head
We've noted before how Elvis Presley is one of those rare stars instantly recognizable even without his head. While other attractively capitated celebs fade from our collective memory and tour routes, Elvis shines on as a rhinestone-bejeweled attraction, especially at recently expanded Graceland. Story
Route 66 Collision: East Meets West
A motor car and a horse-drawn wagon are part of Tulsa's elaborate sculptural tribute to Cyrus Avery, "The Father of Route 66." Story
America's Most Artistic Giant Toilet
The most visually entertaining giant crapper in the USA. Its building is shaped like a toilet tank, the benches in front are curved like a toilet seat, and the sidewalk undulates like an unspooled toilet roll -- and it's splattered with folk-art creativity inside and out.
Centaur of Tennessee
Check out the "best preserved and most complete centaurian specimen yet found." Half-human, half-horse, and still half-buried in its excavation, now within an impressive showcase in the main library of the University of Tennessee.
Museum of Physical Security
In a time when security seems one dumb password away from disaster, here's a World's Largest Lock Collection that will almost certainly never be stolen. See how much effort and expense has gone into keeping everyone away from your stuff.
Evil Doll: Inspiration for Chucky
Robert the Doll, over 100 years old, has a well-documented history of terrifying people. Visitors are advised to ask his permission before they take his picture, and thank him afterward, or bad things may happen.
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Bone saws, battlefield wounds, and predatory embalmers for the many times that medicine didn't help. Even if you’re not afraid of this museum’s mummified human arm, you might be alarmed by its ghosts.
Video: Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrieval and Repair Service
UFO repairman Coyote describes his "undereducated guesses" and "hopeful wishes of what I think or hope is going on" at his roadside flying saucer service shop. A philosophical close encounter, courtesy of filmmaker Andrew Norbeck.
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Trunkations: The Roadside Blog
No one wants to be treated like trash -- or do they? A new thrill ride in New Jersey promises, "You’re getting dumped."
If you planned on visiting the Canadian Potato Museum, good luck. It's on Prince Edward Island, which has vanished from some Canadian maps.
The party’s over on a Pennsylvania post-apocalyptic highway, as thrill-seekers failed to get the message that driving on a road that's on fire is uncool.
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The RoadsideAmerica.com Team