America's wackiest roadside attractions, from combat vehicles to super-huge gnomes

By Anonymous

America's wackiest roadside attractions, from combat vehicles to super-huge gnomes

Take a road trip in a foreign country and you’ll quickly notice something’s missing.

That’s because roadside attractions are an American phenomenon. These curiosities, often seen from the car, date back to the 1940s when interstate travel became popular and rural communities wanted to entice travelers to stop and spend money.

More than half a century later, we’re still building the world’s largest, most unusual oddities. Last summer’s biggest highway head-turner was the real-life replica of Noah’s Ark installed along I-75 Kentucky.

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Here are eight lesser-known newer photo-ops worth a stop on your next road trip across the USA: