The family loaded up in the car, singing along to the radio on the way to some awesome destination to create beloved family memories ... What's not to love about the lure of the open road and the web of highways and byways connecting one city or town to another? Well, there's the boredom, for one. Sure, driving along in the family car means freedom, and it can come at a lower cost than splurging on airplane tickets, but don't let the allure of the classic road trip gloss over the fact that all that driving can be just plain boring. The monotony of the blacktop, combined with the short attention span of kids, can make being cooped up in the car on your way somewhere just plain miserable.
Thank goodness for the roadside attraction. These venues, which are scattered all over the world, serve as the perfect distraction from the confines of that car or SUV you've been riding in for the last 400 miles. While some are educational, and others are worth going out of your way for, most are designed to be slightly offbeat, if not downright cheesy or campy, but totally in a good way.
So buckle up and join us for a tour of some of the greatest roadside attractions seen 'round the country. Top travelers will be able to match most of them to the correct state—can you? Prove it with this quiz!