Americans love to drive, and Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins have been tracking the rather unique (and sometimes, quite bizarre) elements of the roadside landscape for more than 20 years. Beginning in 1996, they began to offer their findings on the Roadside America website so the general public would have full knowledge of what types of roadside oddities they might encounter on any given road trip. Their very fun homepage features a "What's New" section that details such new roadside findings as the world's largest thermometer in Baker, Calif., and a rather intriguing raven statue in Ravenden, Ark. Of course, some visitors will want to take a look at the "Electric Map" to get a better sense of each state's offerings. Before leaving on any road trip, visitors will definitely want to look at the "Latest Visitor Tips" offered by fellow roadside attraction devotees.


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