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Location: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States

As the title implies, I am Brent K. Moore. I married MariLynn Simons on Sept. 25, 1999. we attend Stewart's Creek Church of Christ. We have five pets, a dachshund, Slinkie, a malamute, Juno, and three rabbits, Ebunny and Ifurry, and now Houdini.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Seven Wonders of the goofy American tourist world

Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions

Thanks to the people at Roadside America, and specifically their 1992 book, they offer these 7 places as the Seven Wonders of the Roadside America world, for offbeat tourist destinations (such as the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota, or somesuch)

1) Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, TX
2) Twitty City in Hendersonville, TN - the home of Conway Twitty. However, since his death, is now Trinity Broadcasting Network headquarters (this list was compiled a year before his death)
3) South of the Border in Dillon, SC - See far away from the observation sombrero or play "the Golf of Mexico"
4) The World of Coca-Cola Pavilion in Atlanta, GA, the only one of the seven I have been to. Where else in America can you sample Beverly, Lychee Mello or Mezzo Mix?
5) Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Mo - where you can see the lifesize reproductions of the figurines.
6) House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wi - its what you get if you build a house on top of 60' high sandstone, then keep adding for the rest of your life. It is now a 200 acre attraction.
7) Wall Drug in Wall, SD - started as a small drug store but soon became famous for offering to give free water, plus their famous billboards which used to appear in all 50 states.

After this, Roadside America also has the Boring Tour of the dullest tourist stops:
Soup Tureen Museum in Camden, NJ
Cranberry World! (Note to Steena - You know what state this is in)
Bethel Park Gas Meter Shop in Bethel Park, PA
Home of the Father of Rural Free Delivery in Thompson, GA
Shuffleboard Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg, FL
Illinois Historical Water Museum in Peoria, IL
Accounting Hall of Fame in Columbus, OH
Insurance Hall of Fame
Agricultural Drainage Hall of Fame, still in Columbus
World's Largest Replica Load of Logs
International Credit Union Center in Madison, Wi
International Checkers Hall of Fame in Petal, MS
World's Oldest Rock in Granite Falls, NM
Maytag Washer Exhibit in Newton, IA
Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame in Dodge City, KS
Gadsden Purchase Plaza in Mesilla, NM
First Home in Idaho with Electric Lights in Pocatello, ID
Hall of Mosses at the Olympic National Park in WA.

I hope that in some way I didn't influence your next vacation.


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