TOP 10 U.S. ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Check out these must-see roadside wonders, including a life-size dinosaur and a towering donut. (Full story: http://bit.ly/1HoFodQ)
  1. Cabazon Dinosaurs, Cabazon, California
    Climb to the top of a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex for an up-close view of its teeth at this real-world Jurassic park. Purchase souvenirs at a museum shop located inside Ms. Dinny, a 150-ton Apatosaurus considered the largest concrete dino in the world. (Photo by Kevin Stanchfield)
  2. Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska
    Circling a patch of lonesome prairie, 38 old cars painted gray form a replica of England’s Stonehenge. Additional sculptures made from Detroit iron include “Ford Seasons,” representing seasonal changes to the landscape. (Photo by Bill Bachmann, Alamy)
  3. Enchanted Highway, Regent, North Dakota
    Seven sensational scrap metal sculptures line this 32-mile stretch of highway in southwest North Dakota, including artist Gary Greff’s massive “Geese in Flight,” listed in the "Guinness World Records" as the world’s largest scrap metal sculpture. (Photo by Carrie Bitner)
  4. Hole n' the Rock, Moab, Utah
    Walk through a modern cave home with 14 furnished rooms carved out of Utah sandstone. If the excavation, which removed 50,000 cubic feet of stone, doesn’t move you, take in the petting zoo. (Photo by Andre Jenny, Alamy)
  5. Lucy the Elephant, Margate, New Jersey
    America’s oldest example of zoomorphic architecture, this 130-year-old, 65-foot pachyderm is actually a building that once served as a summer cottage. Lumber up the spiral stairs to Lucy’s towering howdah for elephantine views of the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Phil Taplin, Alamy)
  6. Randy’s Donuts, Inglewood, California
    This towering donut, built in 1952, has earned celeb status by appearing in films ("Mars Attacks!"), videos (Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.”), and Hollywood dreams of sweet treats. (Photo by Jon Arnold Images Ltd, Alamy)
  7. Paul Bunyan, Minnesota and More
    America's most famous mythical lumberjack, capable of felling entire forests with his powerful ax, has a long reach. There are monumental statues of Bunyan in Akeley, Minnesota; Bangor, Maine; and Portland, Oregon. His trusty sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox, gets in on the action with colossal statues in Klamath, California, and Bemidji, Minnesota (pictured above). (Photo by Greg Ryan, Alamy)
  8. Foamhenge, Natural Bridge, Virginia
    Even a Druid would feel at home at this stoic Stonehenge replica, set on a tufted hillside in the Shenandoah Valley. Baffling perhaps, but the towering industrial foam blocks make for a mystical roadside diversion. (Photo by Andre Jenny, Alamy)
  9. Hood Milk Bottle, Boston, Massachusetts
    Banish all thoughts of baked beans. If you want some ice cream that’ll make you scream, head to this 40-foot-tall snack stand at the Boston Children’s Museum. While not exactly a roadside attraction—it’s more a waterfront sight—the nearly 80-year-old icon has delighted lactose-loving families for ages. If it was real it could hold 58,620 gallons of milk. (Photo by Joseph Hoffheimer)
  10. Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
    Created in 1974 by a group of artists, this graffiti-spattered homage to American road travel breaks the dusty Texas horizon with the force of an 18-wheeler. The ten half-buried roadsters, slanted in a perfect row into an Amarillo cow pasture, have been featured in movies and referenced in songs. (Photo by Tom Bean, Corbis)