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Veterans Memorial Circle in Brookfield, Illinois
Illinois

Veterans Memorial Circle in Brookfield, Illinois

Confession: growing up I always thought my hometown was special. Why? Because we had a round-a-bout. You see, I thought we had the only round-a-bout outside of Europe. I knew they were common sites there (although I had never seen firsthand) and I knew they were not common sites in the States. So having one only two blocks from my house seemed special. Of course, as I grew older, I realized that this was ...
Welcome to my America
Illinois

Welcome to my America

I never called the circular road in my home town of Brookfield, Illinois a roundabout until well after the internet was popularized and MapQuest defined it as such. The roundabout was always called "eight-corners" or "the circle" (although, technically "Veteran's Memorial Circle." As a child I always thought that it was unique and different, and naïvely believed that it was the only of its kind in America. ...
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.