Strange Americana: The Best Roadside Attractions in the Midwest

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 While the American Midwest may not be home to titans of tourism like Disneyland and Universal Studios, it does have plenty of cool, quirky roadside attractions to delight travelers of all ages making their way through the Heartland. The best part is that many of these fun outposts of Americana are available to visit for free, whether you stop and snap a few photos or make them the focus of a road trip.

The next time you're rolling through Ohio or find yourself in Missouri, remember this list of fun attractions you probably didn’t know existed — until now. They've all got fascinating histories and will definitely make for excellent conversation starters at a post-road trip dinner party.