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Road Trip Ideas

by erin 10. September 2009 10:13

If you are done with visiting beaches, parks, hills and mountains, how about a vacation exploring the larger than life roadside oddities? If the answer is a resounding "Yes” we have the perfect options for you.

Karaoke at Sand Mountain, Nevada




Sand Mountains – Singing Dunes Sand Mountain is a singing sand dune 20 miles east of Fallon, Nevada along U.S. Route 50.The dune is two miles long and 600 feet high. It lies on the edge of the ancient Lake Lahontan which dried up 9,000 years ago. The "music" is caused by the fine sand particles being rubbed together by the constant southwesterly winds. The mountain sings best when it is hot and dry.


Relax on a chair at Anniston, Alabama





Largest Chair - Anniston, Alabama Of course there is nothing odd or unique about relaxing on a chair but if it was the country’s largest chair you ought to think twice. In 1981, Miller's Office Furniture of Anniston, Alabama, built a thirty-one-foot-tall office chair in a vacant lot next to its store. The chair was made of ten tons of steel and today stands as a landmark of Anniston.

See the water on fire at WaterFire, Rhode Island


Water on Fire – Waterplace Park WaterFire is a popular environmental art installation created by Barnaby Evans in Providence, Rhode Island. It consists of a series of up to 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown. WaterFire’s one hundred sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridge and the enchanting music are a must see for those planning to visit Rhode Island.


Visit America’s own Stonehenge – Carhenge, Nebraska




America's Stonehenge - Carhenge It is perhaps the oddest replica of Stonehenge - "Carhenge" as it is known was built in a dusty field outside of Alliance, Nebraska under the supervision of farmer Jim Reinders, who meant it as a memorial to his dad. The unique thing about Carhenge is that it was made of - 38 of them, rescued from nearby farms and dumps. The Reinders family spray-painted the cars a flat gray to make the monument more. Though initially there were talks about pulling the site down but today signs on the outskirts of town now proudly identify Alliance as the "Home of Carhenge."

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