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Minnesota: Alexandria- Big Ole: America’s Biggest Viking

Big Ole, located in the small town of Alexandria, Minnesota, is the purportedly the World\'s largest Viking. Ole was built in 1965 as an exhibit for the New York World\'s Fair. When completed Ole ...

South Dakota: Mount Rushmore National Park

Mount Rushmore is a relatively recent creation and started as a concept by state historian Doane Robinson in 1923. The choice of artist was Gutzon Borglum, a radical sculptor with a sense of scale ...

North Dakota: World’s Largest Sandhill Crane

\"Sandy\", the 40ft high statue of the Sandhill Crane at Steele, North Dakota stands in a little park adjacent to the Cobblestone Inn. This monument is a celebration of this elegant bird that is ...

Wyoming: Devils Tower National Monument

The Devils Tower in Wyoming was America’s first National Monument. This incredible rock has been visited by man for millennia, from first nations people to today\'s tourists. It is visited by over ...

Minnesota: Fergus Falls – Largest Otter & Giant Goose

Many years ago on a family road trip across the USA, I had set out in search of Otto, the world\'s largest otter, located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. This detour almost resulted in the end of our ...

Minnesota: Rothsay – A Giant Greater Prairie Chicken

One of my quirky interests, as I have travelled around the United States, is to try and see as many \"roadside\" attractions as I can. Many of these are next to highways, but occasionally we have ...

Minnesota: Darwin – The World’s largest ball of twine

If you should visit the small town of Darwin, Minnesota (pop. 350) you will find, located inside a specially constructed gazebo, a local oddity that has become a well-known roadside attraction - a ...

California: Death Valley National Park

Some may call us foolish for visiting Death Valley National Park in the summer months, but we really wanted to experience the extreme conditions that are on offer there. It was, of course, hot but ...

North Dakota: New Salem – World’s largest Holstein cow

Located in New Salem, North Dakota, Salem Sue stands a mighty 38 feet (12 m) high and 50 feet (15 m) long and can be viewed from several miles around. (Roadside Attraction / USA / United States) ...

Utah: Moab – Canyonlands National Park

Today we decided to head off to Canyonlands National Park. After doing some research prior to going we decided the best way to see everything was going off-road in a car. (National Park / United ...

Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

We visited Bryce Canyon, Utah in May and it was still a bit chilly but the crowds were small so we had a wonderful and peaceful time exploring the Park\'s delicately carved rock formations, ...

Oregon: Bend – Deeply Rooted (Review)

There are a growing number of options for vegans in Bend, Oregon. We recently decided to celebrate the breaking of the COVID-19 lockdown in Oregon and head to a new restaurant, Deeply Rooted, that ...

Connecticut: Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport, a museum of the sea, in Connecticut is a fantastic day out and for those who have not been before we would recommend it highly. You can climb aboard tall ships and visit ...

Oregon: Sumpter

Tucked away in the trees and nestled in Oregon\'s Elkhorn Mountain Range, located at 4.424 feet lies the historic gold mining town of Sumpter, with a year-round population of approximately 191. A ...

Utah: Moab – Arches National Park

Arches National Park is just a few short miles from Moab, UT. Here the full forces of nature have taken their full toll on the Navajo sandstone, creating a number of large, spectacular arches in the ...
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