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April 2009

Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin
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Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin

Midway through the first day of our Labor Day road trip, my travel companion and I were getting pretty darn hungry. We wanted to stop at somewhere more "local." No Burger Kings or McDonald's for us. So, as we had the World’s Largest Bicyclist and FAST: The Fiberglass Statue Factory to see in Sparta, Wisconsin, we decided to find somewhere there. When we say a local Tastee Treet we knew it was the perfect ...
Ben Bikin’ – World’s Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin
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Ben Bikin’ – World’s Largest Bicyclist in Sparta, Wisconsin

Before hitting up F.A.S.T. you can see a magnificent sample of Sparta's fiberglass art in action at the World's Largest Bicyclist at the entrance to the town. The Bicycle Man of Sparta otherwise known as "Ben Bikin" or "Big Ben" stands at thirty-two-feet tall and depicts a man riding an old-fashioned high-wheeler Victorian bicycle. Installed at his base is a speaker box that gives visitors an audio history ...
F.A.S.T. – Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & Trademarks in Sparta, Wisconsin
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F.A.S.T. – Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & Trademarks in Sparta, Wisconsin

So you're driving along and you see a giant cow or a giant elephant or a giant mouse. These fiberglass roadside attractions speckle the landscape of America in odd locations, beckoning tourists to take a moment to stop. But, you might wonder, where did they come from? If a fiberglass character has popped up anywhere in the last 15 years, chances are it came from F.A.S.T.: Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & ...
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.