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The Spindle, in Memoriam
Illinois

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. ...
The Spindle – Torn Down
Illinois

The Spindle – Torn Down

It is a sad day in Silly America. On Friday night, with no warning, the Berwyn Spindle, the car kabob, cars on a spike, was torn down. All that is left right now of this roadside attraction is a stump and soon that will be cleared away too to make room for a Walgreens. From what I've seen and heard the top two cars may have been saved before the rest was ruthlessly chopped down. We'll see if anything ...
Berwyn, Illinois, Spindle is For Sale – Own the Car Kabob
Illinois

Berwyn, Illinois, Spindle is For Sale – Own the Car Kabob

I've talked about it before...but it's looking like the fate of this roadside attraction is more and more official every day. The Spindle in Berwyn, Illinois (aka cars on a stick aka car kabob) will soon be torn down. Created in 1989 by Dustin Shuler, the Spindle has graced Cermak Plaza in Berwyn, IL for almost as long as I've been alive. The sculpture towers above the parked cars in the lot, ...
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.