Celebrate Friendship Day With An All-American Road Trip

August 6this National Friendship Day and what better way to celebrate friendship than with a road trip? Think Thelma and Louise … but skip the ending! Road trips are a great way to bond with friends and family.

You will talk, sing along with the radio really, really loud, and you may eat some junk food.

You may be wondering where to go? Road trips are about seeing the coolest things you can find along the road and America has a ton of places to visit. That means you have a ton of memories to make.

 

Dinosaur Parks

Have you ever seen the movie Pee-wee’s Big Adventure? Do you remember the dinosaur park? Dinosaur parks are one of this country’s most iconic places to visit and are quickly becoming a thing of the past. But, in Cabazon, CA, you can see the Cabazon Dinosaur Duo!

You can see the 65 foot tall T-rex and the 150-ft long Brontosaurus from the highway. For the true experience, however, park, get out of your car, and feel like a kid again.

 

Other Giants

Did you know in Blue Eart, MN there is a Jolly Green Giant, and it is GIANT. Take a moment and snap a selfie with the green guy himself.

Why not take a gander at the World’s Largest Fish. This four-story muskie located in Hayward, WI can’t be caught, except on camera. You can catch a picture with the whopper, and check one more thing off your bucket list. Doesn’t everyone have visit World’s Largest Fish on their bucket list?

Perhaps the world’s largest horseshoe crab is on your list, instead. If so, head to the Heartland, more specifically Hillsboro, OH and see the World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab. If you are a fan of the Twilight Series, you will see this monument featured on the quilt Bella received from her mom.

If Bella went to visit the crab, then why not you? In fact, even people have been known to get married in the giant crab! It is 28 feet wide and 68 feet long and waiting for you to pay it a visit.

 

Henges

Have you ever been interested in visiting Stonehenge and seeing one of the true wonders of the ancient world? If an overseas trip isn’t in your budget, stop by Foamhenge instead. Yes, it is a little more modern but Natural Bridge, VA has a foam replica for you to marvel and enjoy.

Not a fan of foam? The makers of Carhenge have thought of that. This Stonehenge Replica is made entirely from wrecked cars, and you only have to go as far as Alliance, NE to check it out.

 

Don’t Drink and Drive

How about heading out to Houston, TX to see the Beer Can House. That’s right, a Beer Can House. 50,000 beer cans cover the roof and exterior walls and it is staggering.

If you prefer a different beverage, Chester, WV is home to the World’s Largest Teapot. It is quite humbling to stand next to the giant sculpture. If you manage to catch it while it is open, you can buy a t-shirt to remember this event.

 

Movie Scenes

Are you and your travel buddy movie buffs? There are many cool sights you can visit that have been featured in the movies.

Like scary movies? If so, then check out the house that was used for outdoor shots in the movie Pet Semetary? You can see it from the highway and it is spooky!

How about the Nakatomi Center from Die Hard? Is any high-rise more iconic to movie buffs? It is actually the headquarters for 20thCentury Fox and it can be viewed in sunny Los Angeles, CA.

Have you seen the movie 127 hours. If so, you may be excited to learn that you can visit the subterranean pool featured in the movies. All you have to do is visit the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah.

Spoiler Alert: Diving is not allowed in the hot spring.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your best friend, a case of water, some munchies, and hit the road. Your road is waiting for you. All you have to do isdrive.

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