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Sneak Peek of the Week: Metropolis, Illinois Road Trip
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Sneak Peek of the Week: Metropolis, Illinois Road Trip

Whew, am I exhausted! Saturday I drove from Chicago to Metropolis, IL and (almost) back. Stay tuned this week for a recap of my road trip and more! For now, here's a pic I took just before hitting the gas pedal. Flopsy in his cave, a can of Coke in the cup holder, and my Garmin raring to go... ...
The Spindle, in Memoriam
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The Spindle, in Memoriam

May 2, 2008 was a tragic day in the heart of Silly America. On that day a crane entered Cermak Plaza in Berwyn, Illinois and my beloved Spindle was torn down. And just like that, another glorious roadside attraction was stripped from the American landscape. ...
Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show
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Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show

Don't you love old cars? The cool colors, the fun lines, the unique angles! Despite all the retro throwbacks that have come on the market in recent years (my absolute favorite being the new Dodge Challenger) they certainly don't make them like they used to! Each year at The 2009 Chicago Auto Show (going on NOW until February 22) the Volo Auto Museum sets up a display of some of their collectible cars. ...

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.