Wackiest Roadside Attractions

We uncover some of the most amazing, not-to-be missed roadside attractions in the US -- from California to NYC, and everywhere in between. Pull over and take a gander at these fun works of art.

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Motorcycle riders on The Dragon
Motorcycle riders on The Dragon

Motorcycle riders on The Dragon

In the Smoky Mountains, near the North Carolina-Tennessee border, lies a black-top beast known as The Dragon. It attracts motorcycle riders from all over. 960 1280

  

Motorcycle wipe out on The Dragon

Motorcycle wipe out on The Dragon

The road has so many hairpin turns that it is easy to wipe out with one wrong move. 960 1280

  

Golf cart on the Overseas Highway

Golf cart on the Overseas Highway

The Overseas Highway connects the Florida Keys to the rest of the outside world. While it may be a long journey to get to things like a grocery store, life along the highway is certainly unique. 960 1280

  

Route 4 is a major east-west road in Vermont

Route 4 is a major east-west road in Vermont

Route 4 is a major east-west road in Vermont. Locals, tourists and commercial truckers all travel this thoroughfare. 960 1280

  

Hurricane Irene damage on Route 4

Hurricane Irene damage on Route 4

Hurricane Irene dropped 11 inches of rain in 12 hours, leaving much of Route 4 washed away. Residents had to flee quickly while there was still a road to travel on. 960 1280

  

Jeep off-roading in West Virginia

Jeep off-roading in West Virginia

This off-road trail in West Virginia is one of the toughest in the South to traverse. 960 1280

  

Appalachian road

Appalachian road

This old Appalachian road is muddy and wet. It takes teamwork to make it through. 960 1280

  

US 71 in Southeast Missouri

US 71 in Southeast Missouri

US 71 in southeast Missouri IS Tornado Alley. When a tornado hit Joplin, MO, in May 2011, many truckers faced their worst nightmare of driving into the storm. Many trucks couldn't handle it. 960 1280

  

Accidents on Route 71

Accidents on Route 71

Major accidents occurred along US 71 that drivers were lucky to survive. 960 1280

  

Diamond Creek Road in the Grand Canyon

Diamond Creek Road in the Grand Canyon

In the Grand Canyon, Diamond Creek Road is the only path to drive from rim to river. The rocky terrain sometimes leads to busted car windshields. 960 1280

  

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park trail

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park trail

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park's rocky and narrow canyon walls don't allow for vehicles. And did we mention the flash floods that wash out the roads? 960 1280

  

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The views of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park are amazing. 960 1280

  

Route 9 in the North Georgia mountains

Route 9 in the North Georgia mountains

Route 9 in the North Georgia mountains, is one of the most famous roads in US history. It is known as Thunder Road. Local David Sosebee loves to relive the glory days of bootleggers transporting moonshine in their Fords. 960 1280

  

Death Valley Highway in Nevada

Death Valley Highway in Nevada

Death Valley Highway in Nevada can be a lonely road. It is famous for hosting inexplicable phenomena. 960 1280

  

The Extraterrestrial Highway

The Extraterrestrial Highway

The Extraterrestrial Highway gets its nickname because of the strange aberrations that occur there. 960 1280

  

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