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Happy Obscura Day! The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things’s Erika Nelson
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Happy Obscura Day! The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things’s Erika Nelson

This past Saturday was Obscura Day, a day devoted to hidden and odd treasures from around the world, organized by Atlas Obscura. Since you all know I'm all about the odd you all know I had to attend something! There were several events around Chicago, such as a tour of the Busy Beaver Button Company and a special look at Skin Diseases and Chromolithographs at the International Museum of Surgical ...
Large Sculpture of an Old-Fashioned Iron
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Large Sculpture of an Old-Fashioned Iron

Here's a large sculpture of an old-fashioned iron found in Kansas City, Kansas! Site: Large Sculpture of an Old-Fashioned Iron Location: Central Ave and Wilson Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas Cost: Free to see. Hours: Always visible Date: June 6, 2009 ...
Winstead’s
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Winstead’s

I had read about Winstead's in Hamburger America where George Motz declared that the Kansas City institution served one of the best burgers in America. I had wanted to try it but had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't have time while in the area...and then, low and behold, as we pulled off the road to our hotel there was a Winstead's right out front. The first Winstead's opened in 1940 and now ...
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.