Category: Roadside Attractions

Mike’s Road Trip features a variety of interesting and unique roadside attractions that can be found along different road trip routes. These attractions range from natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, to man-made marvels like the World’s Largest Ball of Twine and the World’s Largest Rocking Chair. The website provides detailed information about each attraction, including its location, history, and what makes it unique. Visitors can also find out what other nearby attractions are worth visiting and get directions to help them plan their trip. Mike’s Road Trip makes it easy for travelers to add a touch of quirkiness and fun to their road trip itinerary, by highlighting some of the most unusual and offbeat roadside attractions the world over.

Glass Beach Transformation: From Trash to Treasure Trove

Glass Beach

Nestled along the rugged coastline of Fort Bragg in Northern California, Glass Beach stands as a testament to nature's ability to transform the remnants of human activity, into a stunning spectacle. This unique beach, renowned for its colorful glass pebbles, offers a fascinating story that blends environmental awareness with the...

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20 Must-See California Roadside Attractions!

California is home to many iconic landmarks and attractions, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Disneyland. However, there are also many unique and quirky California roadside attractions that can be found throughout the state. These attractions often capture the imagination of travelers and provide a fun and memorable experience. Whether...

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The Cliff Dwellers roadside attraction in Arizona

Aerial view of Cliff Dwellers Vermilon Cliffs by

Located along Highway 89a in northern Arizona is an incredible roadside attraction known as the Cliff Dwellers. The Cliff Dwellers is a cluster of several small homes built under unique rock-formations that provided some of the shelter. The soft eroding material from the Vermilion Cliffs offered a bounty of building...

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The ultimate list of Roadside Attractions

Cadilac ranch

As a road trip travel blogger I have come across some fascinating roadside attractions. I thought it would be fun to put together a collaborative article on the best roadside attractions from around the world. To do this, I have enlisted the help of my fellow travel blogger friends to...

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The ultimate list of roadside attractions (11-20)

This ultimate list of roadside attractions continues to Page 2 (11-20). Click here to start from the beginning. The Silver Slipper in Las Vegas, Nevada [caption id="attachment_50711" align="alignnone" width="785"] Photo and contribution by Suzanne Jones from The Travel Bunny travel blog[/caption] Along Las Vegas Boulevard roadside you'll discover some iconic Vegas...

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The ultimate list of roadside attractions (21-30)

The ultimate list of roadside attractions

This ultimate list of roadside attractions continues here on page three (list: #21 - #30). Click here to go to the beginning of this list. Lunar Lander roadside attraction in Westonia, Mississippi [caption id="attachment_44211" align="alignnone" width="785"] Photo and contribution by Mike of[/caption] A Lunar Lander trainer from the Apollo...

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The ultimate list of roadside attractions (31-40)

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen Denmark

This ultimate list of roadside attractions continues here on page 4 (list: 31-40). Click here to start from the beginning. Roadside Attractions in Texas include Prada Marfa [caption id="attachment_50690" align="alignnone" width="785"] Photo and contribution by: Erin Mushaway with Sol Salute[/caption] If you find yourself in West Texas, Prada Marfa is worth...

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Church Rock an Arizona Roadside Attraction

Church Rock in Arizona by

Along highway 160 in northeast Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, the landscape is quite dynamic—rapidly changing  from sandstone red rocks to a swath of odd mounds known as the Painted Desert. It's along this route about about 30 miles southeast of Monument Valley that the landscape turns flat. Then, out...

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Vegas Roadside Attraction: Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is an interesting and colorful roadside attraction located about 20 miles south of the Las Vegas strip. Experienced hikers will likely make the connection between stone cairns and Seven Magic Mountains, which is basically a series of gargantuan markers leading travelers from Las Vegas toward Los Angeles....

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Scenic Roads: Joshua Trees Parkway in Arizona

Joshua Trees Parkway is one of the many things to see in Arizaon

In the 1980s, Joshua Trees became immortalized after the release of the U2 album by the same name. The image of the band in the California desert with a lone Joshua Tree in the background made the yucca specious illustrious with fans, many of whom roamed the California countryside in...

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Rare photos of the Hassayampa River

The Hassayampa River runs south from Prescott, Arizona toward Wickenburg, eventually emptying into the Gila River. That is, when there is water flowing, which is a very rare sight. For most of its 100-mile course through the desert, the Hassayampa River flows only underground. Unless of course there is a...

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Strangest road trip sights

As many road trip miles as I have driven, I continuously see things that make me do a double take, often beckoning me to turn around and grab a photo. While thumbing through some old photos, I decided to make a folder of my strangest road trip sights.  Here are...

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