It is likely that people feeling symptoms of cabin fever in recent weeks might be looking for safe places to visit this summer. Before picking up brochures or consulting travel agents, check out oversized Roadside Americana by Eric Peterson (Publications International) to view a variety of oversized landmarks, many of which can be enjoyed without even getting even opening a door or unbuckling a seat belt.
Autophiles can stop at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo (TX), Spindle in Berwyn (IL), and Carhenge in Alliance (NE). Larger-than-life characters of myth, legend, and fantasy emerge as oversized statutes of Paul Bunyan in Bemidji (MN), Bangor (ME), and Klamath (CA). Superman stands tall in Metropolis (IL), Popeye in Crystal City (TX), Steve Canyon in Idaho Springs (CO), and the Jolly Green Giant in Blue Earth (MN).
Motorists who want to return with images worthy of their personal gallery of world records may want to click on the world’s largest baseball bat (Louisville, KY), thermometer (Baker, CA), fire hydrant (Beaumont, TX), red wagon (Spokane, WA), buffalo (Jamestown, SD), chair (Anniston, AZ), or chest of drawers (High Point, NC).
It is only natural that people will want to make rest stops or just stretch their legs a bit. They can do just that while enjoying the Corn Palace in Mitchell or Wall Drug Store in South Dakota or perhaps at the House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin. There is no better place in the entire country to stretch legs and arms than the Four Corners Marker where one can recline in four states (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado) at the same time.
A geographical index on the last page is arranged by states so even armchair travelers can view all the attractions in each part of this bountiful country at their convenience. Put this colorful and informative 12” x 12” volume on your shopping list, then on your coffee table, and finally on a seat in your automobile this summer. In a land marked by disease and discord in recent weeks, make plans to visit landmark attractions that make up the quirky, curious, and wonderful world of Roadside Americana.