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Every Day Is a Winding Road

It's the all-American dream vacation: a cross-country road trip. Car top pulled down, wind whipping your hair, Route 66 sliding past and, of course, the perfect road-trip playlist on the stereo. Learn the best road-trip routes, as well as information on iconic sights to see along the way, like where to stop for killer roadside grub.

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Carhenge features 38 vintage American cars planted in the ground or stacked upon each other and positioned in a circle. 960 1280

Photo by cm195902 through Flickr Creative Commons  

More than 50,000 visitors head to the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Arizona each year to see over 1,600 ostriches. 960 1280

Friends and family of the Animals at RCOR  

The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is without a doubt the most exotic roadside petting zoo in the country. 960 1280

Friends and family of the Animals at RCOR  

Visit the world's only palace built out of corn that has stood in South Dakota since 1921. 960 1280

Corn Palace  

The towering 170-foot water tower shaped as a bottle of catsup has been in Illinois since 1949. 960 1280

Photo by anneh632 through Flickr Creative Commons  

Minnesota boasts a 55-foot fiberglass mega-statue of the Jolly Green Giant himself. 960 1280

The center of tiny Darwin, MN, revolves around the world's largest ball of twine weighing in at 17,400 lbs. 960 1280

Pigeon Force, TN, is a roadside extravaganza with spots like the upside-down WonderWorks interactive adventure center. 960 1280

The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism  

The fun at Pigeon Forge continues at the Dinosaur Walk Museum with a 45-foot T-Rex and a 35-foot prehistoric alligator. 960 1280

The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism  

Weeki Wachee, FL, is home to the world's only underwater mermaid cabaret, an underwater spectacle with dancing mermaids. 960 1280

John Athanason, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park  

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