9780671769314

New Roadside America: The Modern Traveler's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of America's Tourist

Mike Wilkins; Ken Smith; Doug Kirby

ISBN 10: 0671769316 / 0-671-76931-6
ISBN 13: 9780671769314
Publisher: Fireside
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
It's been six years since "Roadside America" hit the travel section and the ripple effect can still be felt along the highways of America. Since then there have been imitations, but no travel guide has matched "Roadside's" wit, charm and humor. Now the original is back; "The New Roadside America" is completely updated and filled with hundreds of new attractions.

Review:
Roadside America is a Baedeker to the junkiest attractions on America's major, minor, and nearly forgotten highways. Planning to see Graceland? Why not let this delightful volume direct you on the complete Elvis tour, including a miniature "Elvis City" in Roanoke, Virginia; the Elvis-theme McDonald's in Elvis's birthplace of Tupelo, Mississippi; and the Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Learn about the Curse of the Pyramids, and see the many unfinished pyramids that litter America's heartland. Jump into the debate about which town has the largest ball of string, the biggest tree stump, or America's true weather-forecasting groundhog. The locations of giant statues of the Jolly Green Giant, an "African village" in South Carolina claiming to be an independent kingdom, and the mysterious "Thing" of the Sonoran Desert are all found here. Buy it and drive west, young trendies.

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