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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy July 4th all your Silly Americans out there! I hope your day is filled with watermelons, parades, fireworks, and, of course, hot dogs! I'm still in Thailand, and sad that I'm missing out on watching the hot dog eating contest at Coney Island this year. But I'm sure I'll find a way to have fun all the same. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday! How I usually look of the Fourth of July - ...
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Parachute Jump at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York

Once upon a time, in the 1940s, you could stand atop this 262 foot-tall metal structure and parachute your way down. Defunct since 1968, you can still view the tower at Coney Island and stand there wondering if you could take the plunge yourself. ...
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Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City.

The Fashion Center kiosk at Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in New York City features a giant needle threading what is certainly the world's largest button. This homage to the city's fashion industry was designed in the 1990s by Pentagram Architectural Services. At an impressive 31-feet tall you'd have no trouble trying to find this needle in a haystack...that is, unless it's the world's largest ...
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.