While taking road trips across the backroads of America and Canada we’ve come across some rather unique, funny, or just odd roadside attractions. We went through our library and put together this photo compilation of road trip attractions for your enjoyment!
Key West, Florida is just one large collection of oddities. The combination of fantastic weather year round, constant tourism, and laid back island lifestyle combine to form a culture all of it’s own. You’ll find lots of weirdness in Key West and it usually starts right in people’s homes :-)
The weirdness also extends to souvenir shops trying to lure you in.
Shop keepers will do ANYTHING to attract your attention. This happens to be one of my all time favorites and also conveniently brings me to one of my favorite categories of road trip attractions, Giant Animals!
In Beaverton, AB. we stumbled across this guy. He appears to be the town’s mascot, but he’s strangely un-Canadian!
Thankfully we found a much friendlier rodent while driving through Atlanta, GA.
In addition to lot’s of living animals, we’ve come across quite a few attractions from the “lost world”. They vary from small and cute to almost life sized!
Once you get through all the animals of this world, both present and past, there is always room for some attractions from another world. While these travelers certainly didn’t take a road trip here, they did travel pretty far!
When speaking of aliens, it would be a sin to leave out our favorite one from ou road trip to Roswell, NM.
Here are some road side favorites that all feature people.
I know the Statue of Liberty is technically not a person, but she’s definitely one of America’s iconic female figures.
Then there’s that other American classic, the cowboy!
Sometimes giant statues have an honorable purpose. Like this example welcoming us to Tacoma, WA.
Then other times they are there just to sell us food :-)
We also found some alternate means of transportation that certainly couldn’t be used on a road trip.
They included the undersea variety,
the horse drawn type,
and of course, the railroad car!
There was one car we found that actually was almost ready for a road trip. I’m no expert, but it seems just a little overloaded to me.
This next grouping comes from the time we spent in Alaska. This sign can be found at Pikes Landing in Fairbanks, AK.
While Alaska does have a TV show about it’s delicious crabs, they are also quite famous for their Salmon :-)
We stumbled across this dude in the town center in Valdez, AK. Turns out he’s one pice from a collection thats all across the USA.
Meanwhile in Canada…..
They seem to have an affectation for giant versions of normal things.
This statue would make sense in somewhere famous for cattle ranching. I certainly didn’t expect to see this homage to Texas when we drove through Houston, BC.
Even when you’re in the Yukon territory, stores are desperately trying to draw your attention. I must say this one worked for us!
Thanks for reading our post on funny and odd road trip attractions! We’d love to see or hear about some of your favorite attractions too! You may also enjoy these photo collections as well: