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February 2008

Abraham Lincoln Watermelon Monument in Lincoln, Illinois
Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Watermelon Monument in Lincoln, Illinois

I have a confession to make. I have licked a public watermelon. Yes, it's true. I went to take a picture with the watermelon, stuck out my tongue to "pretend" to be eating it, and accidentally licked it. It tasted metallic. Lesson learned: I would highly recommend against licking any of the silly sites I describe here. Unless, I suppose, it's something like the world's largest lollipop. *** I ...
Abraham Lincoln’s Lucky Nose in Springfield, Illinois
Illinois

Abraham Lincoln’s Lucky Nose in Springfield, Illinois

Happy President's Day Silly Americans! In honor of President's Day I bring you one of the more somber of our roadside attractions: Abraham Lincoln's Tomb. Now, I know you may be thinking, "what's so silly about a tomb?" Well...in front of the beautifully designed granite tomb is a bronze statue of Lincoln's head, a reproduction of Gutzon Borglum's marble bust located in Washington, D.C. And ...
Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois
Illinois

Abraham Lincoln The Railsplitter Statue in Springfield, Illinois

Happy Birthday Abe! Now I bring you a roadside attraction that portrays Abraham Lincoln if he had been a hippie. OK, not really, but I at least think he looks kind of like a hippie here... This is "The Railsplitter," a 30-foot tall ax-wielding fiberglass statue of a young Abraham Lincoln stands tall at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. It was created in 1968 by Springfield's own Carl W. Rinnus, for ...
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.