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The (New) Great American Road Trip:
Where Else to Stop in All 50 States

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Posted By: StormCnter, 6/7/2019 1:26:59 PM

Mount Rushmore. Joshua Tree. Wall Drug. When embarking on the star-spangled rite of passage that is the cross-country road trip, there are a few places you’re obligated to stop. But almost a century after Route 66 was established, you’ve probably seen all the classics (and the throngs of tourists that tend to come with them). So we took the Great American Road Trip itinerary and updated it with 100 new (but equally worthy) destinations. That’s two in each state — one for family-friendly trips, one for your friends — along with 50 standards, for a grand total of 150 stops.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: AltaD 6/7/2019 2:11:49 PM (No. 92821)
Maybe this list has some worthwhile suggestions but I would not refer to a Paul Bunyon statue holding a hotdog somewhere in IL or a sign that denotes the start of Route 66 as a tourism destination. As for WI's list, if you happen to be driving through La Crosse, sure, stop and take a photo of the World's Largest Six Pack but I wouldn't go out of my way just to see it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyHen 6/7/2019 2:19:41 PM (No. 92824)
What about The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 6/7/2019 2:22:24 PM (No. 92826)
Stopping in Memphis rather than Nashville? Bah, worthless list.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highlander 6/7/2019 2:27:40 PM (No. 92831)
Some stops seem worthwhile. The rest looks kitschy to me.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoSensible 6/7/2019 2:42:52 PM (No. 92836)
Thanks, OP! This was a great, fun read!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Shells 6/7/2019 2:59:00 PM (No. 92844)
The only thing worth seeing in CT these days is the, “You Are Now Leaving The State of CT,” sign on I95.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/7/2019 3:34:46 PM (No. 92858)
Always worth a save in case you're travelling. #3 Memphis yes, Graceland no. Sun Recording Studio, Beale Street on the right evening, the street musicians, not the bars. And Gus's fried chicken (with dessert). This from a Texan.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hershey 6/7/2019 3:59:37 PM (No. 92886)
Any road trip I take will not include Nooo Yawk, Nooo Joisey, or Ill-a-nois...had to go through Ill-a-nois couple years ago on the way to Monument Valley and environs...took my 'gun friendly' sitckers off just so I would't prompt a stop by some overzealous state copper or small town copper...even though I had three CC permits and a badge and ID....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LoneVoice 6/7/2019 5:12:27 PM (No. 92944)
This list has to be joking. There are far better places to go in Idaho. However, if you're going to visit Craters of the Moon try going after a snowstorm. It looks like ginormous crumbled Oreos.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: citizen 6/7/2019 5:58:39 PM (No. 92968)
Stephen King's home in Maine..this a joke? Maine is a beautiful state with so much families can do and see.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 6/7/2019 6:30:26 PM (No. 92984)
Wall Drug? Only lonely I 90 drivers should do that. Great marketing though.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/7/2019 6:38:25 PM (No. 92989)
Go to NorthCentral MN to the town of Vining. Check out the sculpture park by a local. It is awesome! I have one of his. An early crow sitting in my garden. Going to move it inside because it will be valuable some day!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/8/2019 6:06:52 AM (No. 93206)
Several years ago Southern Living magazine spotlighted our town in Texas as a place to visit. It made the town seem much more interesting than it actually is, with much more art, etc., than it has. We love our town, but it's not worth a highpoint of your vacation itinerary. Ever since then, I have looked with jaundiced eye on these "endorsements." Just an aside: My hairdresser used to work for a prominent and well advertised cosmetic surgeon in Dallas, and she swears to me that these magazine lists of the "best doctors in town" are not on the up and up.
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