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February 2010

Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain
Illinois

Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain

It's kind of sort of freezing here in Chicago. And snowy. Very snowy. I'm itching to get away (in fact, I spontaneously decided to plan a road trip to Texas in a few months!) but for now I just am wrapping myself in my Snuggie (don't judge, my mom gave it to me for my birthday...OK, so maybe I asked her to get me one for my birthday...) and watching the Olympics on my couch. I can't remember the last ...
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!
Illinois

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

In honor of Abraham Lincoln's 201st birthday today, here are some awesome Lincoln-inspired roadside attractions in Illinois to check out: (click each photo to learn more about the silly Abraham Lincoln site!) ...
Tootsie – the Iron Whatchamacallit in Champaign
Illinois

Tootsie – the Iron Whatchamacallit in Champaign

Meet "Tootsie," a colorful metal creature who makes her home in downtown Champaign's West Side Park! Site: "Tootsie" Iron Statue Location: West Side Park, 400 W. University, Champaign, IL Cost: Free Hours: Always Visible (observe park closing times) Date: October 17, 2009 ...
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.