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A roadside attraction is a large tourist attraction along side the road and is used by a community or area to present some information or history of the community or area, sometimes even just a mascott. Add the roadside attraction you have found in your travels across the country or around the world.
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Image for Site of World's First Parabolic Radio Telescope - Wheaton, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsSite of World's First Parabolic Radio Telescope - Wheaton, IL

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Built in 1937 by Grote Reber in his backyard, later disassembled and moved for posterity to Greenbank, WV. The backyard site is now a parking lot, and a historical marker was added in 1999 to commemorate this first.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: 6/23/2015

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Roadside AttractionsLifesize Mastodon Statue - Aurora, Illinois

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The statue is located beside the Phillips Park Zoo Visitors Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/6/2014

last visited: 10/14/2015

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Roadside AttractionsResurrection Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum - Justice, IL

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In 1969 Resurrection Mausoleum was constructed and became a major architectural landmark. Its faceted glass "window walls" are the largest glass installation in the world...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/6/2010

last visited: 11/11/2011

Image for World's Largest Wagon - Radio Flyer HQ, Chicago, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsWorld's Largest Wagon - Radio Flyer HQ, Chicago, IL

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The World's Largest Wagon is 27 feet long, 13 feet wide, with wheels 8 feet in diameter. It was inspired by the 45 foot tall "Coaster Boy" model, the Radio Flyer hit of the 1933 World's Fair.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/10/2010

last visited: 6/17/2011

Image for Tornado Victim Memorial - Plainfield, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsTornado Victim Memorial - Plainfield, IL

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A triangular-shaped marble slab with a rounded top. Memorial is set on a raw granite piece which tapers in slightly at the bottom. One side of the triangle has a relief of two hands shaking and the other side depicts a map of tornado's path...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: never

Image for Biggest Cigar Store Indian statue - Oak Lawn, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsBiggest Cigar Store Indian statue - Oak Lawn, IL

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Reportedly the biggest Cigar Store Indian anywhere. He is holding a big bunch of cigars to prove it!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/5/2013

last visited: never

Image for Joliet Area Historical Museum Route 66 Welcome Center - Joliet, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsJoliet Area Historical Museum Route 66 Welcome Center - Joliet, IL

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A museum featuring history of Joliet, IL and Route 66

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/31/2007

last visited: 6/12/2011

Image for Lou Mitchell's - Roadside Attraction - Chicago, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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Roadside AttractionsLou Mitchell's - Roadside Attraction - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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The First Step on Route 66 'Begin' is nearby, but for many traveling Route 66, this is their first stop. Lou Mitchell's serve a World Class Breakfast to set you in the mood for Route 66 as you travel from Chicago to Santa Monica.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/4/2018

last visited: 2/5/2018

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Roadside AttractionsThe Ledge - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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The Willis Tower formerly the Sears Tower - Visitors can travel to the 103rd floor, called the Skydeck. The 'Ledge' is a glass box that that overhangs the side of the building with 1,353 feet drop to the Chicago Streets below.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/11/2015

last visited: 11/18/2015

Image for Begin Route 66 Sign - Chicago, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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Roadside AttractionsBegin Route 66 Sign - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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The official Route 66 Sign proclaims 'BEGIN' The Start and finish of Route 66, has moved several times. The start sign can be found on Adams Street Near its junction with Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/11/2015

last visited: 10/19/2016

Image for Fort Dearborn Massacre Monument  -  Chicago, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsFort Dearborn Massacre Monument - Chicago, IL

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This relief is located on one of the towers on the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/3/2011

last visited: 12/28/2014

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Roadside AttractionsCloud Gate - Chicago, IL

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This is probably the focal point for tourists in Chicago's Millenium Park...and is nicknamed "The Bean".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/1/2011

last visited: 10/19/2016

Image for Bob Newhart Statue  -  Chicago, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsBob Newhart Statue - Chicago, IL

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This sculpture is located near the entrance to Chicago's Navy Pier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/3/2011

last visited: 7/17/2012

Image for Site of Barack and Michelle Obama's First Kiss - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsSite of Barack and Michelle Obama's First Kiss - Chicago, IL

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Granite bolder with plaque at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and 53rd Street outside a shopping center in the Hyde Park neighborhood, not far from the Obamas’ home. The plaque features a photo of the couple kissing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/15/2017

last visited: never

Image for Bluesmobile on a Stick - Joliet, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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Roadside AttractionsBluesmobile on a Stick - Joliet, Illinois, USA.

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An exact replica of the Blues Brothers' battered 1974 Dodge Monaco, complete with air raid siren on its roof, is mounted on a pole above a parking lot, of the Route 66 Food N Fuel gas station. Located alongside the Mother Road, in Joliet, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/22/2015

last visited: 2/22/2014

Image for Woodstock, IL - "Groundhog Day"view gallery

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Roadside AttractionsWoodstock, IL - "Groundhog Day"

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The movie "Groundhog Day was set in Punxsutawney, PA, but was filmed in Woodstock, IL. You will see many of the famous scenes around town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/4/2008

last visited: 11/1/2009

Image for Route 66 Illinois: Gemini Giantview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsRoute 66 Illinois: Gemini Giant

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Seen along historic Rt.66 in Wilmington, Illinois. It is located in the parking lot of the Launching Pad Drive-In.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/8/2006

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for Route 66 Illinois: Polka Dot Drive Inview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsRoute 66 Illinois: Polka Dot Drive In

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Braidwood, Illinois along Rt.66

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/9/2006

last visited: 6/27/2014

Image for "Agricultural Crash" - Norway, Illinoisview gallery

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Roadside Attractions"Agricultural Crash" - Norway, Illinois

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unusual memorial located on E 25th Rd & Highway 71 near the town of Norway, Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: 6/1/2013

Image for Riviera Roadhouse - Gardner, ILview gallery

SS74.5 km

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Roadside AttractionsRiviera Roadhouse - Gardner, IL

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Stalactites hanging from the ceiling in the bar in the basement in this former speak-easy & Al Capone hangout.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/12/2009

last visited: never

Image for Ambler's Texaco Gas Station - Dwight, ILview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsAmbler's Texaco Gas Station - Dwight, IL

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A historic filling station located at the intersection of Old US Route 66 and IL Route 17

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/1/2008

last visited: 10/22/2016

Image for Rockmen Guardians - Rockford, ILview gallery

NWNW93.8 km

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Roadside AttractionsRockmen Guardians - Rockford, IL

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A group of male figures made with small rocks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/22/2013

last visited: 8/18/2014

Image for Delavan, Wisconsin “19th Century Circus Capital Of The Nations”view gallery

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Roadside AttractionsDelavan, Wisconsin “19th Century Circus Capital Of The Nations”

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This life-size statue of Romeo, the elephant and an unnamed clown celebrate Delavan's history as the “19th Century Circus Capital Of The Nations”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/13/2007

last visited: 8/11/2011

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Roadside AttractionsRoute 66 Illinois: Standard Sinclair Gas Station

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Odell, Illinois along Route 66

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/9/2006

last visited: 5/9/2014

Image for The Nude Leg, Roselawn, Indianaview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsThe Nude Leg, Roselawn, Indiana

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How do you tell time in a nudist colony? With a giant leg sundial, of course!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DnRseekers

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/8/2012

last visited: 7/8/2012

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