Monthly Archives:

November 2007

Roadside Attractions in Chicagoland: A Chicago Road Trip
Illinois

Roadside Attractions in Chicagoland: A Chicago Road Trip

This summer I took a road trip around "Illinois" (believe me, you'll hear all about it in the coming months). If you are from around here you know that "Illinois" and "Chicago" are two very different things. Last weekend my friend Emily and I decided to take a "Chicagoland" road trip. OK, OK. So I don't know if it really counts as a "road trip" if you are gone for less than twelve hours and travel no ...
Cave City, Kentucky: Big Mike’s Mystery House & Wigwam Village Inn #2
Kentucky

Cave City, Kentucky: Big Mike’s Mystery House & Wigwam Village Inn #2

On the way to Chattanooga we stopped off at Cave City, Kentucky. Cave City is a crazy anomaly of a town, full of American wonders. They had everything from a Big Mike's Mystery House to a Wigwam Village hotel to a dinosaur park to cave exploration to a wax museum (that unfortunately looked shut down, but hopefully not!). Unfortunately, Cave City had way too much to pack into a short stopover and we didn't ...
Krystal Square Off IV
Competitive EatingEventTennessee

Krystal Square Off IV

Last Sunday was Krystal Square Off IV in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Square Off is the only Major League Eating sanctioned burger-eating contest and one of the two largest eating competitions there is. So, of course I was there! I mean, Chattanooga is only a ten hour drive from Chicago... ...
Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.