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Image for Warning - Locomotive overhead - Beloit, WIview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsWarning - Locomotive overhead - Beloit, WI

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The Wood Family Fishing Bridge is constructed atop the trestles of an old Chicago and Northwestern Railroad bridge that spanned the Rock River in Beloit, WI. On the bridge is a replica of a Fairbanks Morse Locomotive that one walks underneath.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/25/2007

last visited: 8/11/2011

Image for Rockmen Guardians - Rockford, ILview gallery

SS28.2 km

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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 Big Abraham Lincoln Bust - Rockford, ILview gallery

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A five-foot-tall bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln keeps watch over Courthouse Square. People rub Abe's nose for luck.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/19/2019

last visited: never

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

NENE29.9 km

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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 Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/13/2007

last visited: 8/11/2011

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 Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/4/2008

last visited: 11/1/2009

Image for Military Lincoln Statue - Dixon ILview gallery

SWSW86.1 km

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The only statue of Lincoln in military uniform.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/22/2011

last visited: never

Image for Dixon, Illinois - Fake Berlin Wallview gallery

SWSW86.3 km

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Dixon, Illinois - Fake Berlin Wall

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/22/2011

last visited: 4/27/2013

Image for Boyhood Home of Ronald Reagan 40th President- Dixon ILview gallery

SWSW86.9 km

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Boyhood Home of Ronald Reagan - Dixon IL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/22/2011

last visited: 7/17/2014

Image for Pink Elephant - De Forest, WIview gallery

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A life-size pink elephant at the Citgo station just off of I-90/I-94/I-39 at De Forest, WI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/24/2009

last visited: 4/30/2015

Image for Pagoda Gas Station - Wadhams Gas Station - West Allis, WIview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsPagoda Gas Station - Wadhams Gas Station - West Allis, WI

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This Wadhams Oil & Grease station was built April 20, 1927 in West Allis, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee. It is located at 1647 S. 76th St.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/30/2008

last visited: 6/16/2011

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

Image for Teddy Roosevelt Shot Here - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

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Roadside AttractionsTeddy Roosevelt Shot Here - Milwaukee, WI

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Memorial to former President Theodore Roosevelt, who on October 14, 1912 was campaigning in Milwaukee when he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 3/12/2017

last visited: 8/12/2017

Image for Lifesize Mastodon Statue  - Aurora, Illinoisview gallery

SESE104.4 km

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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: 12/9/2018

Image for Bronze Fonz Statue - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NENE104.6 km

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This statue was unveiled on Aug. 18, 2008 in Milwaukee, WI. It depicts the character Fonzie, aka "The Fonz", aka Arthur Fonzarelli from the TV show Happy Days.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/20/2008

last visited: 8/16/2017

Image for The Forevertronview gallery

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Dr. Evermor (Tom Every) is a scrap artisan. He's built the World's Largest Sculpture on a science fiction landscape.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Archived2012

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/8/2007

last visited: 7/4/2014

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

SESE118.8 km

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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

SESE121 km

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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 Parachute Martyr Memorial - Burr Ridge, ILview gallery

SESE122.1 km

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Roadside AttractionsParachute Martyr Memorial - Burr Ridge, IL

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Historical marker near the spot where Bruno F. Schustek fell to his death after untangling the parachute of a reckless skydiver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/27/2019

last visited: never

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 Resurrection Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum - Justice, ILview gallery

SESE127.8 km

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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 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: 3/8/2019

Image for The Ledge - Chicago, Illinois, USA.view gallery

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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: 5/10/2019

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

Image for Cloud Gate - Chicago, ILview gallery

SESE132.8 km

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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: 5/10/2019

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: 5/10/2019

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