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Amazing Hidden Gems and Roadside Attractions in America by State [With Pictures]

Posted by Jordan Wilson on Jul 11, 2017 3:49:43 PM
Long drives can get pretty boring and truck stops can be pretty terrible. But, they don’t all have to be. Luckily for us all, America has plenty of stops that will intrigue, amaze, or just plain amuse you. I’ve gathered a list of the best truck stops, roadside attractions, and hidden gems. 

Alabama


Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman AL

 

Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier; Juneau, AK

 

Arizona

Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona

 

Arkansas

Mildred B. Cooper Chapel, Bella Vista, Arizona

 

California

General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, California

 

Colorado

Blue Lakes, San Juan Mountain, Colorado

 

Connecticut

Chaffinch Island, Guilford, Connecticut

 

Delaware

Steampunk Tree House, Milton, Delaware

 

Florida

Fort Jefferson, Key West, Florida

 

Georgia

Brasstown Bald, Blairsville, Georgia

 

Hawaii

Byodo-In Temple, Ko'olau Mountains, Hawaii

 

Idaho

Blue Lake, Cascade, Idaho

 

Illinois

One and Only Hippie Memorial, Arcola, Illinois

 

Indiana

Sunken Gardens, Huntington, Indiana


Iowa

Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend, Iowa

 

Kansas

Cedar Crest Lodge, Pleasanton, Kansas

 

Kentucky

Amos Falls, Whitley City, Kentucky

 

Louisiana

mardi gras world new orleans louisiana

 

Maine

cutler bold coast preserve, cutler, maine

 

Maryland

american visionary art musuem, baltimore maryland

 

Massachusetts

Paper House, Rockport, Massachusetts

 

Michigan

henry ford museum of american innovation dearborn michigan

 

Minnesota

voyageurs national park orr minnesota

 

Mississippi

rowan oak oxford mississippi



Missouri

jenkins creek resort, carthage, missouri

 

Montana

the boiling river gardiner montana yellowstone


Nebraska

carhenge, alliance, nebraska

 

Nevada


fly geyser, washoe county, nevada

New Hampshire

saint-gaudens national historic site, cornish, new hampshire

 

New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant, Margate City, New Jersey
  • Lucy the Elephant; Margate City, NJ
  • World's Largest Light Bulb; Edison, NJ

 

New Mexico

Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, New Mexico

 

New York

montgomery place bard college barrytown new york

 

North Carolina

Secret falls nantahala national forest, north carolina


North Dakota

Enchanted Highway, Regent, North Dakota

 

Ohio

National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

 

Oklahoma

J.M. Davis Gun Museum, Claremore, Oklahoma

 

Oregon

Smith Rock State Park, Oregon
  • Tamanawas Falls; Mt. Hood National Forest, OR
  • Smith Rock State Park, OR
  • Jubitz; Portland, OR [Truck Stop]

 

Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Museum of History, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island

Green Animals Topiary Garden, Portsmouth, Rhode Island


South Carolina

Alligator Adventure, Atlantic Beach, South Carolina

 

South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park, Montrose, South Dakota

 

Tennessee

Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 

Texas

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

 

Utah

Hole N' the Rock, Moab, Utah

 

Vermont

Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, Vermont

 

Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ, Luray, Virginia

 

Washington

Grave of Jimi Hendrix, Greenwood Memorial Park and Cemetery, Renton, Washington

 

West Virginia

Blue Hole, Morgantown, West Virginia

 

Wisconsin

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, Bayfield, Wisconsin


 

Wyoming

Shell Falls, Bighorn National Forest, WY


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Topics: Roadside Attractions, Scenic Stops, Truck Stops, Hidden Attractions