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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 in Springfield, Illinois
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Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man in Springfield, Illinois

Muffler Man number two this week stands outside Lauterbach Auto Service in Springfield, Illinois. While the Lauterbach Tire Muffler Man looked perfectly fine when I met him in 2007 (as pictured here), he had earlier undergone some tragedy: he lost his head when a tornado flew through town. Thankfully his decapitation was clean cut and he has since been restored to beyond his former glory, and he proudly ...
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.