#917 – Nat. Geo. Kids’ 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions

cover2 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions:
See All the Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Bizarre Landmarks From Around the World!
Series: 125 . . . Amazing Stories
National Geographic Kids
May 10, 2016
112 pages   Ages 8—12

“An underwater mailbox, goats on the roof, walls of gum, a UFO museum, a hotel where you sleep in an igloo, a crazy beard festival, and so much more is packed into this book of 125 amazing destinations that you have to see to believe. So buckle your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride around the globe, featuring everything from kooky collections to radical replicas. These totally awesome destinations are paired with incredible full-color photos and loads of fun facts. The world is truly a wacky and wonderful place—you’ll discover why on every page!” [back cover]

Summer is almost over for some and for others it is just beginning. Wherever you are in your summer, 125 Wacky Attractions will give you amazing ideas for the unbeaten path. First, whether traveling overseas or staying in the US, you’ll need lodging. Why not forget the usual hotels for somewhere unusually odd, “Loony Lodging?” Keep your feet 86 feet off the ground as you sleep in the trees at the Green Magic Nature Resort (India), sleep in a chilly (Finland), or in the belly of Willy at the Dog Bark Park Inn and Bed and Breakfast (Idaho, USA).



Dog Bark Park Inn and B&B

Now that you are settled in, how about a few roadside attractions? Are you a fan of Stonehenge, the strange rock formation in England? Then you must see Carhenge in Nebraska, USA. Here, 39 cars and trucks are on end and atop each other in the Stonehenge pattern. Sam Hill’s Stonehenge, located in Washington (state of), is the first World War I monument in the USA, in addition to being a Stonehenge replica. How about something a little strange? Check out an ice cream graveyard (Vermont, USA), a staircase made of dips, drops, curves, and loops waiting for you to walk it day or night (Germany), or take time out to mail a postcard . . . in an underwater mailbox (Japan).



If you like museums, there are many off the beaten path. Try the National Mustard Museum (Wisconsin, USA), an Historic Operating Room (UK), a Monster Museum (Russia), or the International UFO Museum (New Mexico, USA). Are you an animal lover? Well then, you’ll love the Boxing Crocodile (Australia), the roof-grazing Goats (Georgia, USA), Dinosaurs (California, Arizona, France), a giant gorilla (Indiana) or, my favorite, swim with pigs (Bahamas).


Boxing Croc

No matter your interests, National Geographic Kids’ 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions will get you thinking about exploring the unusual, the unique, and the decidedly different. Each attraction has a colorful photograph with a short, yet enticing description. Like all of National Geographic Kids’ books, 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions is beautiful to behold with colorful, pop-off-the-page images. Kids and adults will enjoy reading about each of these uncommon places.


Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain

Each attraction is real and a testament to mankind’s imagination and creativity. 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions, or any of the 125 . . . Amazing books in this series (. . . Cute Animals; . . . Amazing Pets; and . . . Cool Inventions), will have kids thinking the world is a perfectly peculiar place. If you find it time to explore the less traveled roads around the world, 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions might be a good place to start your hunt.

125 WACKY ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS. Text and photographs copyright © 2016 by National Geographic Kids. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, National Geographic Kids, Washington, DC.

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Reprinted with permission from 125 WACKY ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS © 2016 by National Geographic Kids, an imprint of National Geographic Partners, LLC.

Copyright © 2016 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

125 Wacky Roadside Attractions
Series: 125 . . . Amazing Stories
National Geographic Kids


4 thoughts on “#917 – Nat. Geo. Kids’ 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions

    • I imagine there are loads of wacky attractions in Pennsylvania. Only one listed in the book: Tiny Towns in Shartlesville.

      If you Google “roadside attractions” or “wacky attractions” you’ll find sites devoted to these things around the US. There must be more than just Tiny Town in PA to make you laugh!


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