GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted June 4th,


    5 Fun and Quirky Roadside Attractions
    Across the U.S.


    Happy Camper Blog



    One of the best things about heading out on a camping road trip is
    having the chance to see new and interesting sights. And sometimes, the more
    fun and/or quirky they are, the better! Here are five unique attractions to
    consider along with places to camp nearby:

    1. Field of Dreams Movie Site  

    Fans of the 1989 Academy Award-nominated movie will likely
    remember the lines, “Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa.” and “If you build it, he
    will come.” Visitors can see the field where the movie was filmed free of
    charge during daylight hours and tickets are available for tours of the farm
    house on the set. There’s also a gift shop that sells

    Where to camp:  Monticello
    Jellystone Park
    , Blue
    Inn Campground
    , Whitetail
    Bluff Camp & Resort

    2. Super Museum   | 
    Metropolis, Ill.

    Anyone who loves all things Superman will find plenty to enjoy in
    this museum located in the Man of Steel’s hometown of Metropolis, Ill. It
    showcases over 70,000 items of memorabilia, including toys, promotional
    materials and movie props, including one of the only George Reeves Superman
    costumes still in existence.

    Where to camp:  Tween
    the Lakes RV Park and Campground

    3. The Thing 
    Benson, Ariz.

    If you’re driving between Tucson and El Paso on I-10, you can’t
    miss the blue and yellow billboards advertising The Thing. We can’t tell you
    what The Thing is, but we can tell you that this kind of peculiar yet fun
    museum manages to combine dinosaurs and aliens. There’s a gift shop,

    Where to camp:  Butterfield
    RV Resort
    , Valley

    4. Winchester Mystery
    San Jose, Calif.

    This 24,000 square-foot mansion was built by the heiress to the
    Winchester Repeating Arms fortune. It has 160 rooms, 2,000 doors and 10,000
    windows, and visitors are drawn to solve the mystery of why she built this
    beautiful yet bizarre mansion. One theory was that she was afraid of being
    haunted by the ghosts of those who were felled by the “Gun that Won the
    West.” (FYI, paranormal activity has been reported here.) Tickets are
    available for daily estate tours and there’s a “Summer Séance Series” in

    Where to camp:  Santa
    Cruz Ranch RV Resort
    , Alameda
    County Fairgrounds RV Park
    , Morgan
    Hill RV Resort & Campground
    , Santa
    Vida RV Park

    5. Dinosaur Kingdom
    Natural Bridge, Va.

    This attraction, located about 40 miles north of Roanoke, is not
    your typical theme park. Its wild concept is based on the Yankees trying to
    use live dinosaurs as weapons of mass destruction against the South. But, as
    the park’s website says, “ole Dixie has more than a few tricks still left up
    her sleeve.” As you walk through this wooded adventure land, you’ll see
    sights like Abe Lincoln lassoing a pteranodon that chewed up the Gettysburg

    Where to camp:  Yogi
    Bear’s Jellystone Park at Natural Bridge
    , Natural
    Bridge/Lexington KOA
    , Lynchburg
    NW/Blue Ridge Parkway KOA



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