We’ve all heard of some famous weird roadside attractions, but how many of us have gone to see them ourselves?

They’re a part of our culture we should all embrace and enjoy. Fun and quirky, there’s nothing out there that’s quite the same as these roadside oddities.

The next time you’re planning a road trip, why not take a look at these 4 attractions along the way?

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Weird Roadside Attraction #1
World’s Largest Beagle (Cottonwood, Idaho)

Weird roadside attractions #1 - World's Largest Beagle in Idaho
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If you love dogs, you’ll love this first roadside attraction. This large beagle greets you with its adorable face, along with a smaller friend and a bunch of other carved sculptures. It’s a doggy paradise, embracing the love we all have for man’s best friend.

The best part is that this beagle is also a little hotel, perfect for taking a rest on your vacation. Don’t forget to bring your pup with you!

Weird Roadside Attraction #2
Salvation Mountain (Calipatria, California)

Salvation Mountain in Calipatria, California
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A mountain covered in as much love as it is color. Around 100,000 gallons of paint were applied on this mountain for almost 30 years by the artist Leonard Knight.

All of the pictures and words are full of love for the world, sharing love in every brush stroke. It’s a welcoming site that will leave you still smiling days later.

Weird Roadside Attraction #3
Largest Burger in the World (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)

Weird roadside attractions - Worlds largest burger in Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Feeling hungry and up for a challenge? Stop by this roadside attraction to put yourself (and even a friend) to the ultimate burger-loving test.

That challenge is called the “Beer Barrel Belly Buster” and it is a massive burger for you to try and eat within 3 hours. The patty alone measures about 17 inches thick.

If you accomplish this task, you’ll win back your 30 bucks and a memory you’ll never forget.

Weird Roadside Attraction #4
World’s Lone Corn Palace (Mitchell, South Dakota)

Weird roadside attractions - Lone Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota
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A lot of us love corn for its sweet and crunchy flavors. But no one loves corn quite like this palace in South Dakota.

The exterior of this large building is made out of corn but somehow ends up looking decent despite it all. If it doesn’t satisfy your corn cravings, have some fun looking around inside the palace. You’ll find all kinds of murals and other roadside oddities to look at and enjoy.

All with the humble corn as the star of the show.

Enjoy These Weird Roadside Attractions on Your Next Road Trip

Every road trip needs the lure of weird roadside attractions. They’re almost like a rite of passage. You can’t have one without the other.

So put on your favorite road trip songs and get into the spirit of these strange but fun attractions.

They make for perfect postcard mementos!

Have you ever visited any of these places? Let us know about it in the comments below!


Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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