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This Exit For News (No. 2, Feb. 2, 2023)

This Exit For News No. 2. Oddball attraction news! Monkey Island • Vulcan Hand Statue • Frozen Bats • Name That Flamingo • Elvis Furniture Has Left The Building • 75 Years of Tail: Weeki Wachee Mermaids [This Exit for News No. 2 - Feb. 2, 2023]

This Exit For News (No. 1, Jan. 2023)

This Exit For News No. 1. Roadside America delivers short highlights, in hybrid newsreel style, from the ever-changing world of quirky tourism. Queen Mary, World's Largest Belt Buckle, Lucy the Elephant, and more! [This Exit for News No. 1 - Jan. 12, 2023]


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Meet Cecil Clemons, Gatorama, Palmdale, Florida

Meet Cecil Clemons. In 1985, we chatted with an unforgettable Florida character, Gatorama's Cecil Clemons, about how things went all to hell for highway attractions, and about his nemesis: Lady Bird Johnson. [Video Interview, 2022 edit]


The Creeper Gallery

The Creeper Gallery. Our interview with charming artist Donna Marian, in her cozy Gothic art and haunted relic shoppe, The Creeper Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania. Is your breakfast spoon cursed? [Video Interview]


The Nutcrackers of Luverne

The Nutcrackers of Luverne. Roadside America's tiny peek at a jaw-dropping collection of ~5,000 nutcrackers at Luverne, MN's Rock County History Center. [Video Tribute]


Exploring the McDonald's Museum

Exploring the McDonald's Museum. Interviews at the site of the original fast food phenom, opened in 1940 in San Bernardino, California by Dick and Mac Mcdonald, now a museum of collected artifacts and memorabilia. [Video]


Nike Missile Site SF-88

Nike Missile Site SF-88. Preserved Cold War nuclear defense installation, Nike Missile Site SF-88. Underground missile rises to greet Soviet bombers! (2020 - Mill Valley, California) [Video]


Animatronic 20 Mule Team

Animatronic 20 Mule Team. A hidden gem in the Twenty Mule Team Museum. But where else would you expect to find it? (2020 - Boron, California) [Video]


Have You Saw The Mummies?

Mummies of the Insane. Our coast-to-coast Hypertour hit the farmer-made mummies at Barbour County Historical Museum. Curator James Ramsey revealed their secrets. (1994 - Philippi, West Virginia) [Video]


Ghost Parking Lot

Ghost Parking Lot Our clips of cars buried in asphalt in a shopping center parking lot, a 1978 SITE art installation, since demolished. (2001 - Hamden, Connecticut) [Video]


End Times Prophet House

Prophet IsaiahIsaiah Henry Robertson transformed his Niagara Falls home, Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House, into the ultimate End Times folk art roadside attraction. (2013 - Niagara Falls, New York) [Video]


Silvio And The Pig

Silvio During a personal tour of his Italian-American tribute sculpture garden, Silvio Luigi Barile told us this sad tale. (2011 - Redford, Michigan) [Video]


Jack Barker's Metal Menagerie

Jack Barker's Metal Menagerie. Jack Barker showed us some of his junk art sculptures and talks about his ideas. (2011 - Essex, Illinois) [Video]


Behn's Game Farm

Behn's Game Farm Wilbert Behn in his Homemade Arena, eating fire and performing a solo routine with his semi-cooperative lions and tigers.(1991 - Aniwa, Wisconsin) [Video]


Song Of The Button King

Button KingAt his Button King Museum, Dalton Stevens performed one of his self-penned ditties. (2010 - Bishopville, South Carolina) [Video]


Videos By State

And Lest We Forget...

Saddam Called Me

Saddam and Toilet.At least, that's what the King of Toilet Seat Arts told us. (1994 - Boron, California) [Video]


Wall Drug's Singing Sam

Wall Drug "The Yard" where dead animals crudely danced, and a rotting gorilla plays the piano. (1992 - Wall, South Dakota) [Video]


King of the Windmills

King of the Windmills.King of the Windmills - Frank Medina, known worldwide for his windmill collection and his incredible teeth. (1996 - Stockton, California) [Video]


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