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April 2008

Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois
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Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois

The Agricultural Crash Monument in Norway, Illinois, can be a somewhat freakish site if you don't know that it's a roadside attraction. Driving along a gravel farm road in the dark of 9pm and all of a sudden, out your car window, you'll see a small plane crashed into the ground. Never fear, the crash is neither real nor fresh, but rather the small, two-prop passenger plane stands partially smashed into the ...
Berwyn, Illinois, Spindle is For Sale – Own the Car Kabob
Illinois

Berwyn, Illinois, Spindle is For Sale – Own the Car Kabob

I've talked about it before...but it's looking like the fate of this roadside attraction is more and more official every day. The Spindle in Berwyn, Illinois (aka cars on a stick aka car kabob) will soon be torn down. Created in 1989 by Dustin Shuler, the Spindle has graced Cermak Plaza in Berwyn, IL for almost as long as I've been alive. The sculpture towers above the parked cars in the lot, ...
πŸ˜„ Smiley Face Water Tower in Atlanta, Illinois
Illinois

πŸ˜„ Smiley Face Water Tower in Atlanta, Illinois

Quick photo of a smiley face water tower in Atlanta, Illinois! This water tower must be really happy to live in this midwestern town! Site: Smiley Face Water Tower Location: Atlanta, Illinois Cost: Free to see. Hours: Always visible. Date: July 15, 2007 ...
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.