Saturday, March 26, 2011

True Americana: offbeat roadside attractions wow visitors

(Clockwise from top) Ventriloquist dummies at Vent Haven Museum, Mark Cline with 'Bigfoot' & cars at Cadillac Ranch (© Edward Rothstein/The New York Times; Enchanted Castle Studios; Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)They're weird, they're the world's largest, and they're off the next exit.

How can you pass them up? Whether oddities from a time gone by or just a way get tourist dollars for a tiny town, you'll want a snapshot with these roadside attractions.

Skip ahead to read about:

Creepy dolls in Kentucky -- Cadillac Ranch --

Hunting Bigfoot in Virginia --

The Corn Palace --  World's Largest Pistachio Nut

Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum -–The Big Blue Bug

And more here

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