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April 11, 2024 6 mins

When you get bitten by the roadside-attraction bug, stopping to see these unique structures, and learning the stories behind them, can quickly become an obsession. 

But with such a big country to explore and countless highways to cover, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start. 

Today, Angie Orth is back with roadside-attraction expert Valerie Bromann. The 

founder of the blog Silly America shares her top tips and favorite stops for exploring the wacky and wonderful on your next road trip.  

You’ll hear about some of Valerie’s favorite roadside attractions and how you can hit several of them for fun photo ops all in one go. You’ll learn which stops might appeal to you most, from nature-focused to kid-friendly, and more. You’ll also hear what you can expect to see along America’s Route 66 during the 2026 centennial celebration. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • A unique place to stop and send a postcard home (0:48)
  • Why roadside attractions are great for kids (1:40)
  • The best stop for nature lovers (2:33)
  • Discovering classic Americana along a single route (3:01)
  • Valerie’s personal favorite roadside attraction (3:43)
  • BONUS: The biggest upcoming road trip event to plan for now (4:47) 

Resources:

The 2026 Route 66 Centennial

http://www.kansastravel.org/balloftwine.htm

https://www.bigthingssmalltown.com/rocking-chair

https://carhenge.com/

https://www.bigthingssmalltown.com/

https://route66roadfest.com/

Connect with Valerie Bromann:

Website: https://www.valeriebromann.com/

Silly America: https://sillyamerica.com/valerie-bromann/

Search by State: https://sillyamerica.com/blog/category/roadside-attractions/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/sillyamerica

YouTube: http://youtube.com/sillyamerica

X: http://twitter.com/sillyamerica

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sillyamerica

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SillyAmerica/

Connect with AAA:

Article: Route 66 Road Trip: The spirit of Route 66 is still alive and kicking, if you know where to look for it.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aaa-auto-club-enterprises

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AAAAutoClubEnterprises

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