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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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Roadside AttractionsGrave of Benjamin Franklin - Philadelphia, PA

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The final resting place for Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2017

last visited: 1/5/2017

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Roadside AttractionsRide the Ducks! - Philadelphia, PA

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This is the best way to see historic Phila. Simply go inside the N 6th St. entrance & enter the Independence Visitor Center, turn to the left and you will see the green & blue kiosk with all the information & sign in information to start your tour.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/13/2009

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsBen Franklin Bust of Keys - Philadelphia, PA

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A bust of Benjamin Franklin made of keys sits atop a brick wall in front of Girard Fountain Park on Arch St east of North 4th Street in Philadelphia, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: 11/11/2017

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Roadside AttractionsGame Pieces - Philadelphia, PA

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If Parker Brothers died and went to heaven, this is where they would live out eternity! Placed in 1996, this plaza offers a larger than life, whimsical view of what game pieces would look like if we were all 1 inch tall!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2010

last visited: 11/16/2017

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Roadside AttractionsFrank Rizzo - Philadelphia, PA

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Beautiful statue of the former and beloved 93rd Mayor of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo who served in the 1970s. This roadside attraction was added on August 16, 2012 to the roadside database.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/16/2012

last visited: 12/29/2012

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Roadside AttractionsWilliam Penn Statue - Philadelphia, PA

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The William Penn Statue rests at the top of Philadelphia City Hall and without a doubt is the most famous and recognizable statue in Philadelphia, a town overwhelmed with statues, abstract, figurative and persons named.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/8/2011

last visited: 11/15/2017

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Roadside AttractionsEastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, PA

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This is a great place to visit, especially during Halloween. Eastern State Penitentiary was the largest building in America when it opened in 1829. Its grounds still cover a dozen acres; its 30-foot-high walls extend for nearly a mile.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/2/2009

last visited: 11/2/2013

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Roadside AttractionsRocky Statue - Philadelphia, PA

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This bigger than life statue depicts America's greatest on-screen boxer, Rocky Balboa. The statue is located at the bottom of the art museum steps and is the most viewed and visited piece of "art" on display, much to the chagrin of museum officials.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/8/2011

last visited: 8/25/2016

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Roadside AttractionsMutter Museum

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This Museum is not for the faint of heart! Some people may have a hard time dealing with the contents of this museum. You've been forewarned. Without a doubt a most unusual attraction. The Mutter Museum has got to rank among the most unusual places in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/1/2006

last visited: 7/17/2013

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Roadside AttractionsGiant 3-Way Plug - Philadelphia, PA

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There are at least three different versions of this sculpture in the United States, two made of Cor-Ten steel and bronze (this one) and another of mahogany veneer. This sculpture was added to the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden in 2010.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/28/2012

last visited: 2/28/2016

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Roadside AttractionsWalk Thru Heart

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There IS Romance in Roadside America. We've seen it, and heard tales of marriage proposals within it. Romance does happens for those who dare. This walk-thru heart throbs at the Franklin Institute [Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 20th], Philadelphia, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/1/2006

last visited: 7/30/2012

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Roadside Attractions"Old Baldy"

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Old Baldy was wounded at least fourteen times during the Civil War, including once at the Battle of Gettysburg. "Old Baldy" survived his master by ten years, dying on 16 December 1882 at the age of thirty.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/1/2006

last visited: never

Image for Stained Glass "Nipper" - Camden, NJview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsStained Glass "Nipper" - Camden, NJ

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Constructed between 1909 and 1916, the structure was home to the RCA Victor Company beginning in 1919 and was known as the "Nipper" building, after its tower's stained-glass images of the terrier in the Radio Corporation of America's logo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/4/2009

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Roadside AttractionsMummers Museum

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"Mummer" comes from the Old French momer, to wear a mask; pantomime. It means a masked or costumed merrymaker, especially at a festival (American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd Edition). Mummery is an old tradition in Philadelphia, and the famous Mummers Parade dates back to pre-Colonial times, resulting from a blend of Swedish, Finnish, Irish, English, German, African-American, and other European heritages. With the Mummers in full swing, New Years is celebrated in Philadelphia as it is nowhere el

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/1/2006

last visited: 2/5/2009

Image for Laurel Hill Cemetery - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsLaurel Hill Cemetery - Philadelphia, PA

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This place is so much more than a cemetery, it is more like a museum, a gallery of art, of sculptures, gardens, and history. Reading the headstones is more like taking a history course on American history. Many famous war heroes rest here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: 4/8/2015

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Roadside Attractions9/11 Rescue Workers Tribute - Pennsauken, NJ

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A stirring memorial pays homage to the victims of the terror attacks on 9-11. An area along Rt. 130 was set aside and dedicated on Sept. 11, 2003. The memorial consists of paths of donated pavers, a sculpture & a beam from one of the tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/12/2011

last visited: never

Image for Del Buono's Bakery's Fiberglass Menagerie - Haddon Heights, New Jerseyview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsDel Buono's Bakery's Fiberglass Menagerie - Haddon Heights, New Jersey

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This is one of those attractions that will make you drive off the side of the road if you are not careful. There are lots of fiberglass animals and creatures here to see, all over the building and grounds, so it is better to just pull over and park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/6/2009

last visited: 7/13/2009

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Roadside AttractionsMuesum of Mourning - Drexel Hill, PA

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A museum dedicated to the study of beliefs and rituals that surround the arts of dying and grieving.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/10/2009

last visited: 3/8/2009

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Roadside AttractionsHaddy - Haddonfield, NJ

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In October 2003, a statue was erected in downtown Haddonfield commemorating the World's First Dinosaur Skeleton Discovery in October, 1858. The Hadrosaurus foulkii was the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton found, and the first to be mounted for public display.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/1/2008

last visited: 4/14/2013

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Roadside AttractionsElevated White Horse - Lawnside, NJ (Gone)

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This landmark horse is infamous and marks Rt 30 also know as the White Horse Pike. It has been here for as long as I can remember (40 years?). The horse is made of some type of metal and towers over this small community.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/18/2009

last visited: never

Image for The Cookie Jar House - Glendora, NJview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsThe Cookie Jar House - Glendora, NJ

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Located in Glendora, and designed as a cookie jar, the orginal intention was to have a community of these homes however this is the only cookie jar home built. There is curb-side parking and lots of trees, so look closely.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/8/2009

last visited: 8/16/2011

Image for Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse - Paulsboro, NJview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsTinicum Rear Range Lighthouse - Paulsboro, NJ

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The Tinicum Island Rear Range Light is a lighthouse located in the Billingsport section of Paulsboro, the rear of a pair of range lights marking a section of the channel in the Delaware River south of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/23/2013

last visited: 2/18/2018

Image for Muffler Man - Magnolia, NJview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsMuffler Man - Magnolia, NJ

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This muffler man, part of a much larger family strewn across America can be found right on Route 30 under a Bridgestone Royal Tire sign. Not too far away in NJ are two other brothers of this big guy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/18/2010

last visited: 2/9/2013

Image for Gabriel Davies Tavern - Stains and Spirits - Glendora, NJview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsGabriel Davies Tavern - Stains and Spirits - Glendora, NJ

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Ghosts, Goblins & Spirits, Oh My! This place is haunted! South Jersey Ghosty Research (SJGR) has documented this site plenty of times and holds an annual ghost research seminar here each October that is open to the public.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/18/2009

last visited: never

Image for His Master's Reflection - Community Art Project - Moorestown, NJview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsHis Master's Reflection - Community Art Project - Moorestown, NJ

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Through the efforts of the Moorestown Business Association, another one of the mass-produced, fiberglass Nipper statues (actually 30 in all) was purchased and now sits on West Main Street in downtown Moorestown, NJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/29/2008

last visited: never

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