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Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri
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Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri

I remember, as a child, having a plastic solo cup dispenser in our bathroom. You'd pull from it, one at a time, teeny tiny paper cups. Those teeny tiny paper cups held just enough water for a quick swig before bed or a rinse after brushing your teeth. They didn't need to be any bigger. Didn't need to be. Of course, you know our motto around here: the bigger, the better. So wouldn't it have been better to ...
🍴 World’s Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri
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🍴 World’s Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri

As road trippers, we often come to a fork in the road and have to choose which path to take...or, we may come to a giant fork in the road and stop the car to take photos! That's what I did when I got to the World's Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri. Located in the parking lot of Noble & Associates advertising agency this 35-foot tall, 11-ton utensil is one big fork! It used to reside outside of a ...
Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man
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Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man

Muffler Man #2 this week stands outside Lauterbach Auto Service in Springfield, Illinois. While he looked perfectly fine when I met him in 2007, he had earlier undergone some tragedy when he lost his head in a tornado. Thankfully he was restored to glory and still proudly waves an American flag beckoning roadside travelers to come say hello. Site: Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man Location: ...
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.