18 January 2019

Roadside Attractions

Monument of States

Monument of States (Kissimmee, Florida)

Conceived as a symbol of American unity after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Monument of States is a folk art sculpture located in Kissimmee, Florida that was not surprisingly built by volunteers. Once the

Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, Oregon)

Tres Shannon and Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson, the owners of Voodoo Doughnut started their doughnut journey in the small Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera, California. Upon their return to Portland, the two started building

Carhenge

Carhenge (Alliance, Nebraska)

In the great tradition of replicas of England’s famous Stonehenge, the city of Alliance, Nebraska offers the world Carhenge. Located int eh High Plains region of the United States, this interesting replica uses cars stacked

The Winged Lion

Winged Lion Memorial (Prague, Czech Republic)

Dedicated to the Czechoslovak airmen who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II, The Winged Lion Memorial was unveiled on 17 June 2014. designed by the British sculptor Colin Spofforth, the two metre high lion was

Upside Down House

The Upside Down House (Lee Vining, California)

The Upside Down House is a roadside attraction inspired by a series of children’s books. The Upside Down House was also the first man-made attraction with the sole purpose of attracting tourists to the area.

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Sites Around the World

  • Inspired by liquid mercury, Cloud Gate often called “The Bean” is a public sculpture designed by British artist Anish Kapoor.   The crowning jewel of Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, Cloud Gate looks as if it ...
  • Just outside Hanoi, Vietnam, actually 60 km outside Hanoi, the Perfume Pagoda (Huong Pagoda) is a complex of Buddhist temples, shrines, and shops built into the Huong Tich Mountain (Mountain of the Fragrant Traces). The ...
  • View of The Kelpies in the sky
    Designed by sculptor Andy Scott and completed in 2013, The Kelpies is two, 30 meter tall sculptures of horse heads next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, near the River Carron in Scotland.  The name ...
  • The Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California has become more than sign.  The sign is a landmark in the Hollywood Hills and has become a symbol for all that is great about living in California.  ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • Temple of Heaven
    Located in southern Beijing, The Temple of Heaven was first constructed in 1420 in the 18th year of the reign of Ming emperor Yongle.  The Temple of Heaven was extended and renovated during the reigns ...
  • The Walls of Ávila
    The Walls of Ávila, in central Spain are a well known and widely recognized symbol of the city, and it is highly likely that they are the main reason Ávila is one of the most ...
  • The Great Wall of China winding its way up a hill
    The Great Wall of China is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and with its 13,171 miles (21,196 km) of length is actually a series of fortifications, earth mounds, and small connecting ...
  • St Basil's Cathedral
    Located on the edge of Red Square and just a stones throw from the Moscow River, Saint Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most recognized churches in the world, second only to St Peter’s Basilica in ...

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Historic Landmark

Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, the first President of the United States and once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.  Due east of

LOVE at Love park
Pennsylvania

LOVE (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture permanently resides at the John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has become such a symbol of the park that it’s most commonly referred to as Love Park.  Made of

New York

The Statue of Liberty (New York, New York)

  The Statue of Liberty (French: La Liberté éclairant le monde), was a gift to the United States from the people of France and was dedicated on 28, October, 1886. The statue itself is technically called