23 Quirky Roadside Attractions That Will Remind You How Weird America Is

America is a patchwork of attractions and experiences, with each state and region home to its own unique color and culture. For proof of this, simply look at the various roadside attractions found across the U.S. of A. From larger-than-life landmarks and monoliths to staggering sculptures and showpieces, America’s roadside attractions are as varied as they are extraordinary. Here are 23 quirky roadside attractions that will remind you just how weird — and wonderful — America really is.

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While all of these roadside attractions can be considered a bit quirky, there’s so much more beyond their initial shock value. Each of these attractions tells a story — some of American triumph and tragedy; others, fables passed down through generations; and some stand to represent big cultural moments and events in our county’s history. These roadside attractions are wholly, wonderfully American, and worth exploring on your next bucket list adventure!

Address: Salvation Mountain, Beal Rd, Calipatria, CA 92233, USA
Address: Bubblegum Alley, 733 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
Address: Dog Bark Park, 2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522, USA
Address: World's Largest Elkhorn Arch, 458 Washington St, Afton, WY 83110, USA
Address: Enchanted Highway, Enchanted Hwy, North Dakota, USA
Address: Mount Rushmore, Mt Rushmore, Mount Rushmore UT, SD 57751, USA
Address: Wall Drug Store, 510 Main St, Wall, SD 57790, USA
Address: Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox Statues, 300 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Address: Jolly Green Giant, 1126 Green Giant Ln, Blue Earth, MN 56013, USA
Address: Hole-in-the-Rock, Hole-In-The-Rock, Utah, USA
Address: Raptor Ranch, 332 AZ-64, Williams, AZ 86001, USA
Address: Rainbow Rock Shop, 101 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025, USA
Address: Cadillac Ranch, 13651 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79124, USA
Address: Prada Marfa, 14880 US-90, Valentine, TX 79854, USA
Address: Carhenge, NE-87, Alliance, NE 69301, USA
Address: 719 Wisconsin St, Cawker City, KS 67430, USA
Address: Longaberger, 1500 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055, USA
Address: Historic Wigwam Village No. 2, 601 N Dixie Hwy, Cave City, KY 42127, USA
Address: WonderWorks Pigeon Forge, 100 Music Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA
Address: Dinosaur Kingdom II, 5781 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578, USA
Address: World's Largest Teapot, Co Hwy 30/6, Chester, WV 26034, USA
Address: Lucy the Elephant, 9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402, USA
Address: Wild Blueberry Land, 1067 US-1, Columbia Falls, ME 04623, USA