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Roadside Americana
A Great Part of our American Odyssey May-September 2012
As we travel the highways and byways of the
USA, we go out of our way to see and
appreciate what others find fascinating,
important and/or interesting. We dedicate these
pages  to those things that caught our attention
as we criss-crossed  the United States.

We'll add to this page as we go, so check back
frequently for additions. There have been so
many interesting sights to see that we've
separated them out by state or region so that
the page is not so cumbersome.

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Small towns like to celebrate their uniquity
with festivals and fun. Here's an example of
some of the more ununsual ones we've heard

  • Tarantula Fest - Coarsegold, CA
  • Butterfly Fest - Mariposa, CA
  • Testicle Fest (ugh!) - Oakdale, CA
  • Elk Fest - Jackson Hole, WY
  • Jumping Frog Jubilee - Angels Camp,
  • Potato Fest - Shelly, ID
  • Hamonica Fest - Yellow Pine, ID
  • Fossil Fest - Kemmerer, WY
  • Mike the Headless Chicken Fest -
  • Jackelope Days - Douglas, WY
  • Wild Bill Hickok Days-Deadwood,SD
  • Ice Fish Fest - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Schmeckfest, Freeman, SD
  • Twine Ball Days- Darwin, MN
  • Fur Trader Days- Geddes, SD
  • Grumpy Old Men Fest- Wabash, MN
  • Tulip Fest - Holland, MI
  • Mushroom Fest - Mesick,MI
  • Asparagus Fest - Empire,MI
  • Gizzard Fest - Potterville, MI
  • Bologna Fest - Yale, MI
  • Sawdust Day - Hemlock,MI
  • Goose Fest - Fennville,MI
Have you checked out

National Parks & Monuments?

American Odyssey...Part I?
(Las Vegas to Denver)

American Odyssey...Part II?
(Denver to Boston)

American Odyssey...Part III?
(Boston to Vegas)

Birds of North America?

Wildflowers of North America?
Roadside Americana - Idaho
Roadside Americana - Nevada
(much more than Las Vegas)
Roadside Americana - California
Roadside Americana - Wyoming
Roadside Americana - Colorado
Roadside Americana - South Dakota
Roadside Americana - Minnesota
Roadside Americana  
Roadside Americana - Ontario
Roadside Americana
New England
Roadside Americana - Mid-Atlantic
Roadside Americana
Tennessee & Arkansas
There's lots to see!
America's Mother Road
Getting our kicks on Route 66
and other quirky things in
Oklahoma, Texas, NM and