A Tour Of America's Roadside Attractions – Part 2

July 11, 2012 12:00 AM

A Tour Of America's Roadside Attractions – Part 2

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" Once upon a time, society relied on a certain time-tested art of the road. People would pack their cars to capacity and hit the asphalt in search of obscurity, on or off the map. It was the era of the road trip and, no doubt, it was a good time to be alive.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, that art got lost. Exploring took a backseat to watching reality TV. And, for a time, it seemed the wonders of the roadside, or at least our interest in them, were facing extinction. Luckily for Americana though, media was about to go social.

Posting pics and tales from their travels online, certain heroes of the niche were buckling up, heading back out and proving the value of the road along the way. Continuing to seek, search and inspire society’s wanderlust, these people and their journeys pushed others off the couches and out into the world too.

Which brings it all back to the present. Anyone and everyone is looking to create their own epic story, if only to post online "

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