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••• B R E A K I N G • N E W S •••

Ask An Expert!: Presidential Grave Hunter

Ask An Expert! Quirky Maine. Roadside America's Q and A with photographer-writer Tim O'Brien, a former Ripley's employee, amusement park trade magazine editor, and widely traveled nice guy with an eye for whimsy. [Ask An Expert #3 - May 9, 2023]


Meet The Real Cocaine Bear!

Cocaine Bear. The legend. The nightmare. Cocaine Bear expert Griffin VanMeter sorts out fact from fiction. Lexington, Kentucky [Video Interview]


Ask An Expert!: Presidential Grave Hunter

Ask An Expert! Presidential Grave Hunter. Frequent Roadside America contributor Kurt Deion talks about his passion -- since the age of 7 -- for visiting dead presidents, and provides tips for your own pilgrimages. [Ask An Expert #1 - Feb. 20, 2023]


This Exit For News (No. 3, Feb. 15, 2023)

This Exit For News No. 3. A special 125th year anniversary tribute to civic memorials made from the salvaged wreckage of the USS Battleship Maine, sunk Feb 15, 1898. [This Exit for News No. 3 - Feb. 15, 2023]


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]


••• F E A T U R E D •••

Ron Lessman's Truckhenge

Where is the Cement Capital of the World?. In 2007, Ron Lessman led the Roadside America team on a tour of Truckhenge, his playful art protest, and his other nutty creations outside Topeka, Kansas [Video Visit and Interview]


Atlas Cement Memorial Museum

Where is the Cement Capital of the World?. Ed Pany, founder and curator of the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum, answers our cement-related questions in the self-proclaimed Cement Capital of the World — Northampton, Pennsylvania. [Video Visit and Interview]


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]


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]


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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