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|Alcatraz Media -- World's Largest Tour Company!||This company
offers over 7,000 tours and activities in 200 cities all across the
United States. Great source of traditional things to see and fun
things to do while traveling. Organized by state and city.
Great source for
Tours and activities in San Francisco.
|AAA||AAA offers a variety of
ways to satisfy all your travel needs, whether it involves getting to
your destination or where to stay when you get there.
This site, created by road enthusiasts Andy
Field and Alex Nitzman, is a tribute to the road. They provide a
pictorial journey along many of the highway corridors across the United
|American Dream Roads||
It occurred to Christopher Barton a few
years ago that this was a very big country, America, and he had only
seen a small part of it. He would like to see it all before he leaves
this earth. He's working on it one mile at a time.
|American Highway Project||Working as a fine art
documentary photographer, Edgar G. Praus has crisscrossed America's backroads for over 30 years. This is his story.
|American Road Magazine||
This is a quarterly magazine that
celebrates America's two-lane highways and the people and places that
make them great. Provides an armchair guide to the back roads of our
country - complete with wonderful photography and tales that will make
you laugh out loud.
|The American Roadside||
Stories, memories, and photos from
|Arkansas Roadside Travelogue||
An Arkansas traveler's scrapbook about
the state's roadside attractions - stories and photographs of
tourist traps and more.
|Back on Tack||
This site sheds a gaudy spotlight on tacky roadside attractions - the
eccentric and the individualistic. It is a trip through the past and a
look at present roadside structures. Call them tacky, call them kitsch,
but without the many wondrous sights along the road, getting there would
not be half the fun.
Photorealistic oil paintings of diner,
street signs, and other images from roadside America.
|Best and Worst in the USA||
With tens of thousands of roadtrip miles,
this site ranks the Best and Worst in the USA...from Best City to Worst
Rest Room...from Best Meal to Worst Excuse. Lots of laughs and
links to photos and the stories behind each ranking.
|Best Pie in America||
Web site devoted to pie. Hundreds of
pies and pie places ranked best to worst, unique pies, special pie
places, and more.
|Big Things Canada||
Web site dedicated to those fantastic and
awe inspiring monuments built by communities to draw tourist dollars -
the world's largest oilcan, the world's largest Easter egg, the world's
|Bird's Eye Tourist||
First Google brought us Google Local and Google Earth. Then Microsoft
followed suit with Windows Live Local, featuring stunning new imagery
from Pictometry International. Bird's Eye images provide a
high-resolution, low-angle aerial view of a small area.
|Blue Mau Mau||Comprehensive history of franchising.||
|Burma Shave Signs||
Generations of Americans grew up reciting the amusing Burma Shave
jingles. Remember those famous roadside signs?
images, especially from the Southwest.
Site offers over 1,000 California beaches and cities such as San Diego,
Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Monterey,
through photos and videos.
|California Route 66 Preservation Foundation||
California foundation with a mission to
develop resources for the preservation and benefit of the Route 66
corridor and its community.
|Colorado Ghost Towns||
Colorado ghost town photos presented by
Rocky Mountain Profiles.
|Detour Art||Outsider art -
discoveries along the backroads. Extensive list of grassroots
Saari loves diners, and he has compiled state-by-state directories to
help you locate the best diners in your local area or along your travel
route. He has also assembled photo collections of other roadside sites
|Drive-In Theatres||This is the oldest
focalpoint on the Internet dedicated to the history, preservation, and
promotion of outdoor theatres. Exceptional database of both active and
dark "drive-in picture shows."
|Drive-Thru Trees||Drive-through tree
postcards and photos.
wacky, and outrageously fun things to see and do in the USA.
Guides you to some of the country's most unforgettable experiences.
||Web site dedicated to the bizarre,
mundane, and even ridiculous oddities that many don't see or take for
granted as they pass by on their way to work (and Mark drives 300 miles
|50States.com||Information about each
state and each Capital.
|Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions||
An homage to the diversity that was
|Fodor's Travel Guides||
Fodor's guide books and website offer
current and discerning shopping, dining, hotel, and culture
recommendations, as well as compelling features and articles that convey
the essence of each destination.
Site dedicated to locating and
documenting all of the remaining Futuro "Flying Saucer" Houses
throughout the world.
|Georgia Historical Markers||
The Georgia Historical Marker Program
helps preserve the history of the State. Historical markers serve to
educate citizens and visitors alike about the people and events that
have shaped our past and present.
|Georgia Road Geek||
Steve Williams (aka The Georgia Road Geek shares information regarding
his travels on the various and sundry roads and highways throughout
|Ghost Town Explorers||
Information on forgotten ghost towns and
mining camps in California & Nevada.
Ghost towns and history of the Old
Artwork of California diners and coffee
shops from thr 50's and 60's - from the archives of Arnet & Davis.
|Grandma Knapp's 1937 Road Trip||
In 1937, Joycolyn
Knapp took a road trip with her husband and other relatives. She
developed an amazing photo journal of the trip.
|Great American Road Trip||
A 5-part mini-series documentary/reality
show that tells the story of 4 guys on a quest for adventure using the
Blue Ridge Mountains and the highways of North Carolina as the back
|Guinness World Records||
Guinness World Records has become a
household name and the global leader in world records. No other
enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data
with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.
Dedicated to those gems of “On the Road Americana” that lie off the
beaten path and beyond the interstate. Entertainment, shopping, and
links to Americana.
|Historic California US Highways||This site is for people who
love the old roads and highways that have shaped our history and who,
like Casey Cooper, want to learn more about the historic California US
|Historic Preservation Directory||
resource for historic preservation, building restoration, and cultural
resource management in the United States.
|Historic Route 66||Site dedicated to provide
free information for those who want to learn more about Route 66. It
features a turn-by-turn road description, guiding the visitor from
Chicago to Los Angeles.
|HoJoLand||Serving up warm memories of
an American roadside icon - Howard Johnson's.
|I Love Diners||
Database of diners across the USA.
|Bob Jagendorf's Travel Photography||
Wonderful photography site - sunsets,
travel, signs, landscapes, New York, New Jersey, and more.
|Jim's Big Things||
Photos of Jim Hejl with big things - must
be big, must be bigger than life size, must be absurdly big, must have
Jim in the photo.
|John Baeder's Diner Art||
Web site of author-artist John Baeder.
|John Margolies Photography||
Photographs by John Margolies.
|Kentucky Roadside Architecture||
Kentucky's Roadside Commercial Architecture - 1920 to 1960 - an Online Exhibit Sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Council.
|Kitsch USA||All around this country
there are visionaries, artists in their own way, who create enormous
objects: humongous concrete fish, towering dinosaurs, giant archers.
This site features some of these works of art.
|Legends of America||A travel
site for the historic-minded -
destinations of the
American West, including
ghost towns, outlaws,
and even a few ghosts.
attempts to tell the story of a small restaurant in Salem, Virginia that
grew to be a chain of over fifty from 1955 to the late 1970's.
|Los Angeles Time Machines||History of Los Angeles Metropolitan historic restaurants, historic bars, historic buildings, and historic hotels from the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's with a description of their history (movie palaces, motel signs, and remnants of Route 66 as well).||http://www.latimemachines.com|
|Lost America||Fabulous night photography
of the abandoned west by Troy Paiva.
|Minnesota's Roadside Architecture||Project documenting
Minnesota's roadside attractions, with photos and clues for travelers
looking to explore the state's larger-than-life wonders.
|Motel Americana||Online journey through
classic roadside motels in the U.S., with motel history, FAQ, and photos
|National Park Service Route 66 Program||National Park Service Route
66 Corridor Preservation Program.
|Narrow Larry's World||Explorations into the
undisney - a very narrow guide to visionary art environments, modern
architecture, and travel.
The Historic National Road was the nation's first federally funded interstate highway. It opened the nation to the west and became a corridor for the movement of goods and people. Today, visitors experience a physical timeline, including classic inns, tollhouses, diners, and motels that trace 200 years of American history.
|National Trust for Historic Preservation||Site dedicated to the
identification, preservation, and management of historic roads.
|National Scenic Byways Program||
National Scenic Byways Program is a grass-roots collaborative effort
established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads
throughout the United States.
|New Jersey Diners||Guide to roadside diners
throughout New Jersey for travelers with a passion for coffee and
|New Mexico Route 66 Association||Organization dedicated to
the preservation and appreciation of Route 66 in New Mexico.
|Offbeat Travel||Travel guide to offbeat
places and unusual destinations world-wide.
Finding and photographing old, unique,
and unusual barns is a hobby enjoyed by many. Barns of particular
interest at this site include: Ohio Bicentennial barns, round and
polygonal barns, and barns with specific advertising painted on them,
such as the Mail Pouch barns.
AOL's CityGuide has photos
and information on old-time diners that were named the best in user
|Out West Newspaper||
Out West was a quarterly "on-the-road" newspaper founded in 1987 by
roving editor/reporter Chuck Woodbury, who spent much of the following
13 years exploring the two-lane highways of the American West in an RV
searching for stories about whatever he found interesting.
|Phoons Around the World||
A still pose that looks
like a runner in motion is called a "Phoon." People from around the
world send in Phoon pictures from their home towns and their travels.
You can, too!
|Postcards from America Road Trip||Ken, a photographer
and graphic designer, photographed and created the Live-at-the-Scene
postcards while Priscilla, a writer and former American history teacher,
wrote the accompanying captions, personal messages, and trivia questions
on the Postcards from America travel adventure.
|Quirky Landmarks||AOL's CityGuide has photos
of some quirky roadside attractions.
|Rare Visions||What began as a single show
on a local public television station has grown into 54 half hour
episodes and 3 one-hour specials, seen currently on PBS stations from
coast to coast. Discover America's best outsider art and offbeat
|Rat Run||RAT stands for Road
Anomalies Tour. The RAT Run is intended to get you to slow down and find
those wonderful places that you would otherwise blast on by while on the
interstate. Odd ball places that time has forgotten - nearly 5,000 RAT
site was created and is maintained by Jeff Shank. He combined his
interest in collecting photographs and slides from the 50's and 60's
with his years of experience in digital effects to develop this unique interactive site.
|Road Conditions||Links to every State
Highway Department for road conditions.
|The Road Trip Planner||The Road Trip Planner is an
ongoing effort to maintain the ultimate planning tool for road trips and
vacations -- featuring the most comprehensive database of sights in the
US. GPS features will enable users to plan point-to-point travel
to see every sight the user specifies.
|Road Trip USA||Cross-country adventures on
America's two-lane highways. Exceptional travel guidebook for
those who want to see America on two-lane roads.
|Roadfood.com||The best resource available
the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of
America - cafes, diners, and local
restaurants along highways, in small towns, and in city neighborhoods.
editors do the taste-testing. You shouldn't go wrong using those
|Roadside America||Guide to offbeat tourist
Photo gallery of roadside monuments,
unusual buildings, and kitschy constructions throughout the US.
Giant statues, teepee motels, theme restaurants, tiki palaces, and more.
|Roadside Art Online||
Great art can be seen
from the windows of cars, in shop signs, neon signs, billboards, cheesy
buildings, and in the personal monuments people make in their yards.
|Roadside Attractions Canada||
Large Canadian roadside attractions.
Guide to great American roadside diners,
chains, and attractions. Includes road-trip travelers' forum, diner FAQs,
and feature articles.
|Roadside Gallery Museum||
Small online museum of some of the weird
and the wacky that can be found on your next Road Trip.
|Roadside Gallery Photography||
The Roadside Gallery
of Americana presents a nostalgic look at the colorful Americana road
signs and folk art quickly disappearing from America’s highways.
Site to help you find the well-known and
the unknown places in the great state of Georgia.
Randy Garbin publishes
Roadside Online because he wants more cool places to visit with his
family. Nothing makes travel more boring than a landscape homogenized by
corporate America. He believes that the spirit of independence needs to
continue on our roadsides. The site specializes in diners.
|Roadside Peek||Wonderful photography of
old motels, bowling alleys, drive-ins, neon signs, and assorted roadside
to help travelers find the offbeat, out of the way, weird, odd, strange
and unusual places to visit throughout the United States.
|RoadTrip America||North American road trip
information - road trip planning, sightseeing information, and more.
Travels to all 50 states on two-lane roads
writing a book about "the places we go, the sights we see, the people we
meet, and the pie we eat." On the first trip, Bill and Barbara Windsor
traveled 29,000 miles, saw thousands of sights, and took over 14,000
photographs. Additions are made to the web site with each trip.
|Route 66 News||
A roundup of Route 66 news by Ron Warnick.
|Route 66 Photographs||
A wide assortment of quality historic
Route 66 highway photographs in 15 different categories.
|See Ya' Down the Road||
Norm and Linda Payne decided to take early
retirement. They sold their cars and household furnishings, put the
house up for sale, and hit the road in September 1999 traveling fulltime
in a motorhome. They’re still on the road…
The Un-Official Tourist Guide to Louisiana -
Louisiana tourist destinations, attractions, B&Bs, hotels, lodging.
Thousands of links and insider tips. This site says it will tell you
about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
|SignalFan||John the SignalFan's Museum
of Traffic Control web
site has a big assortment of traffic and railroad signals, signs, and
other control devices.
|Signs of Art||Renowned photorealism
artist featuring the book "Signs of Art," a collection of American
roadside sign paintings.
inspire your next vacation.
|The Society for Commercial Archaeology||The SCA is the oldest
national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures,
signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape.
|Story Book Lands||
Compilation of Story Book Lands.
Since the 1930's, generations of Americans have known and loved
Stuckey’s as a roadside tradition. Stuckeys offers
melt-in-your-mouth treats, fun gifts and souvenirs.
|Stuck on Stuckeys||
confirmed Stuckologist's tribute to
Stuckey’s as a roadside tradition. Long live the Pecan Log Roll.
|10 MPH||Trip across America
by Segway at 10 miles-per-hour.
Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History. Columns: History, Humor,
Topical, and Opinion. Over 1600 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns.
|Texas Roadside Icons||Photographs of memorable
artifacts along Texas roads and highways, from snow cone-shaped snow
cone stands to the World's Biggest Pecan.
|Thom.org||Photo albums featuring
roadside attractions and unusual pit stops - unnatural wonders, statues
and monuments, signs, world records, and abandoned buildings.
|Two-Lane Roads Magazine||Magazine that featured
offbeat attractions, museums, funny signs, and other roadside delights,
on America's backroads.
|Unesco World Heritage List||
Properties approved by the World Heritage
Committee to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The list
contained 851 different properties as of June 2007.
|Unofficial Georgia Highways Web Page||
A place for highway enthusiasts (aka "roadgeeks") to view and share
their own information regarding the various and sundry roads and
highways throughout Georgia.
|US Route 20||
Site to promote, preserve, and restore Route 20 so that travelers can
once again experience the charm and wonder of roadside America. Route 66
may be "The Mother Road," but US Route 20 is the "Grand Daddy Road."
|US Route 40||
Web site for the sharing of information about America's Golden Highway -
U.S. Route 40. During its heyday, the highway ran 3,220 miles from
Atlantic City to San Francisco.
|US Route 66||Route 66 sights, photos,
|USA Centric||A place to find locations
in the United States that are strange, interesting, and sometimes a
complete waste of time.
|Weather Underground||Weather. Not much
more to say.
|Welcome to America||
Roger R. Johnson, the worlds first self-proclaimed welcome sign
photography expert, features everything you ever wanted to know about
|Wigwam Nation||Del Parker's database of
The most comprehensive web site for the biggest things in America.
|World's Largest Collection||
World's Largest Collection of World's Smallest Versions
of World's Largest Things.
|World's Largest Documentary||A documentary about
small towns with big things.
|World's Largest Roadside Attractions||Web site listing many of
the largest roadside attractions.
|Alabama Department of Tourism||http://www.touralabama.org/index-FL.htm|
|Alaska Visitor Information||http://www.dced.state.ak.us/tourism|
|Arizona Office of Tourism||http://www.arizonaguide.com/home.asp|
|British Columbia Tourism||http://www.hellobc.com/index.jsp|
|California Division of Tourism||http://www.visitcalifornia.com/state/tourism/tour_homepage.jsp|
|Connecticut Office of Tourism||http://www.ctbound.org|
|Delaware Tourism Office||http://www.visitdelaware.net|
|District of Columbia Office of Tourism||http://www.washington.org/index.cfm|
|Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, Tourism||http://www.georgia.org/tourism/tourism.html|
|Idaho Department of Commerce||http://www.visitid.org|
|Louisiana Office of Tourism||http://www.louisianatravel.com|
|Maine Office of Tourism||http://www.visitmaine.com/home.php|
|Maryland Office of Tourism||http://www.mdisfun.org|
|Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism||http://www.massvacation.com|
|Michigan Office of Tourism||http://travel.michigan.org|
|Minnesota Office of Tourism||http://www.exploreminnesota.com|
|Mississippi Division of Tourism||http://www.visitmississippi.org|
|Montana Office of Tourism||http://www.visitmt.com|
|New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism||http://www.visitnh.gov|
|New Jersey Office of Tourism||http://www.state.nj.us/travel|
|New Mexico Department of Tourism||http://www.newmexico.org/index.html|
|New York Office of Tourism||http://www.iloveny.com/main.asp|
|North Carolina Division of Tourism||http://www.visitnc.com/index_home.asp|
|North Dakota Office of Tourism||http://www.ndtourism.com|
|Ohio Division of Travel & Tourism||http://www.ohiotourism.com/default_f.asp|
|Oregon Tourism Commission||http://www.traveloregon.com|
|Pennsylvania Office of Tourism||http://www.experiencepa.com/experiencepa/home.do|
|Rhode Island Office of Tourism||http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/index_f.html|
|South Carolina Department of Tourism||http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/whattodo/index.asp|
|South Dakota Office of Tourism||http://www.travelsd.com|
|Texas Office of Tourism||http://www.traveltex.com|
|Vermont Department of Tourism||http://www.travel-vermont.com|
|Virginia Office of Tourism||http://www.virginia.org/home.asp?Try=Yes|
|Washington Tourism Office||http://www.experiencewashington.com|
|West Virginia Division of Tourism||http://www.callwva.com|
|Wisconsin Department of Tourism||http://www.travelwisconsin.com|
|Wyoming Office of Tourism||http://www.wyomingtourism.org/internal.cfm|
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