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Saving the Coffee Pot in Bedford, Pennsylvania

If you follow my blog at all, you know I love roadside oddities and attractions. Of course, this meant that while we were on our recent road trip to Bedford we had to stop at the giant Coffee Pot located at the Bedford Fairgrounds. A fixture in Bedford since 1927, the Coffee Pot was built …

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Abandoned Storyland Park in Pennsylvania

Storyland was opened in the 1950s as a roadside attraction. It featured many concrete figured from beloved fairy tales and nursery rhymes. It was one of many of roadside attractions that popped up along Route 3o to attract tourist traffic. 

Unfortunately, the 80s were not a good time for Route 30 and the Lincoln Highway. By then, the turnpike became the preferred method of travel, bypassing many of the former attractions. This lead to a decline in traffic and forced many of the attractions to close. By the mid 1980s, Storyland closed for good. That’s not the end of the story, though.

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Do You Know the Muffler Man? We have one in Greensburg!

Roadside oddities have always been some of my favorites. They are throwbacks to the days when traveling wasn’t just about the destination, but enjoying the journey was also part of the fun. One of these roadside giants that has risen in popularity in recent years and has piqued the curiosity of many is known as …

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