Ted's World of Roadside Attractions

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”  — Susan Sontag

This is just a sampling of the fun stuff that one can encounter while traveling about the countryside.  Our first stop is a city park in Sterling, Colorado, which features SkyGrazer one of many bronzed trees around town.


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Eagle, Colorado hosts an interesting variety of charitable events

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The main street is lined with twenty hand-painted globes

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On the frontage road near Crowley Lake, California

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Standard fixtures of Beautiful Downtown Chicken, Alaska

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Biker mom and doggie at the Dewey Bridge near Moab, Utah

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A band of friendly wild burros roams Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota

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This exquisite mural in Ely, Nevada is too wide for a single photograph.  Above is the right-hand side

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Left-hand side

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Also in Ely, Nevada

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At IdidaRide near Seward, Alaska, every dog is anxious to be selected for the 'sled' team

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Visitors are encouraged to interface with the animals

More than any other scene, the photo of the little girl holding the husky pup is what prompted me to create this page.

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A unique bridge combination in Feather River Canyon, California

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Any guests of this place in Ontario, Oregon must not have seen the movie Psycho

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Storefronts in Ten Sleep, Wyoming

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Storefront in Deadwood, South Dakota

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The little Alaska communities host some strangely wonderful events

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Homemade parade floats compete for a prize

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Yes, that's the correct elevation on the Scenic Byway east of Beaver, Utah

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Metal monster, Tonopah, Nevada

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The real action is on the second floor at the Red Onion in Skagway, Alaska

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The name says it all in Mariposa, California

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Modern-day gypsies in environment-friendly Glenwood Canyon, Colorado

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Bunion, anyone?  I guess it doesn't matter in Camino, California

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Jack London's meat cache, Dawson City, Yukon Territory

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Commemorating the Chilkoot Trail at Diamond Tooth Gertie's, Dawson City, Yukon Territory

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Watch for children in Zion National Park, Utah

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Entering Rio Grande Gorge State Park near Taos, New Mexico

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Signpost Forest, Watson Lake, British Columbia
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For those not yet old enough to read

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Mural at the original Black Bear Restaurant, Mount Shasta, California

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The bones of a 50-foot fish are housed at Ichthyosaur State Park near Gabbs, Nevada

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The ferry near Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky is more fun than a boring old bridge

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Storefronts in Moab, Utah

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At the Mount Rose Trailhead near Incline Village, Nevada

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RV Park entrance near Homer, Alaska

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Residence in Homer, Alaska

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On the Kenai Peninsula near Homer, Alaska

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Cemetery humor at Tombstone, Arizona

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Playground in Bartlett, New Hampshire

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Kinetic Sculpture Parade and Races, Eureka, California

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The race continues on the water in Arcata, California, then finishes up on land in Ferndale

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A straight stretch of road dead-ends at a major highway near Baker, Nevada

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Iron art in Hanksville, Utah

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Veterans Living Memorial near Weed, California

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On the Beartooth Highway near Cody, Wyoming

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Storefront in Chitina, Alaska

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At Bodie State Park near Bridgeport, California

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Motel in Greybull, Wyoming

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Resident peacock at Daffodil Hill, California

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A retired "pig" at Delta Junction, Alaska — used to clean the oil pipeline

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Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada

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A serious miscalculation in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Halloween in Sevierville, Tennessee

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Halloween at Grand Lake, Vermont

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Halloween in Nevada City, California

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Halloween in the Berkshire Hills, Pennsylvania

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"Viking" guards near Seward, Alaska

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Heartfelt message near Garrison, Utah

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Storefront in Silverton, Colorado

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Outdoor outfitter's mural near Page, Arizona

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Tunnel Tree in Sequoia National Park, California

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Commemorating the elusive Area 51 in Rachel, Nevada

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They serve Alien Burgers and delicious homemade asparagus soup

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Used-car dealership in Sedro Woolley, Washington

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A welcome prospect in the heat of lower Kings Canyon National Park, California

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Nursery rhymes are alive and well in Paradise, near Bishop, California

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Appearing to hold up traffic deliberately in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Shoe Tree in Middlegate, Nevada — destroyed by a jealous lover who believed it a trysting spot

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Directions to a downstairs shop in Leadville, Colorado

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Observed in Wallace, Idaho

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This anemic replacement movie set for The Outlaw Josie Wales, Paria, Utah, was burned by vandals in 2006

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Alice guards the Alabama Hills western movie set near Lone Pine, California

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Near Fredonia, Arizona

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The Bear Lake Monster at Bear Lake State Park, Idaho

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John Wayne made a movie here in Escalante, Utah

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Upside-Down House at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Lee Vining, California

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Chief Blockhead guards Lundy Canyon near Lee Vining, California

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Johnny Appleseed's image on a locomotive smokestack at the Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah

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A llama enjoys its temporary freedom near Virgin, Utah

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Wood sculptures in Chetwynd, British Columbia ...

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...the self-proclaimed chainsaw capital of the world

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A mountain cabin gate on Old Donner Summit, California

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The bar is open in Riggins, Idaho

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These off-roaders in Lakeview, Oregon should have stayed out of that Riggins bar

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Our tax dollars at work in Newcastle, California

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Chapel in the Hills, Rapid City, South Dakota — constructed without a single nail

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On the road to Pikes Peak, Colorado

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Jarbidge, Nevada — home of the cleanest air in the Lower-48

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Stonehenge replica at Maryhill, Washington

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Action-doll shrine near Trona, California
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Giant Desert Piranha threaten Trona, California

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Greeting visitors to the dock in Seward, Alaska

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