RoadTrip America

Routes, Planning, & Inspiration for Your North American Road Trip

RoadTrip America's places department includes stories about interesting locations and events across North America. For our latest additions, check out RoadTrip Attractions, and visit RoadTrip Routes for itineraries. (More stories are also archived in our people and journals departments. If you don't find a particular place listed here, try searching RTA to locate it in one of our other sections.)

UNITED STATES
ALASKA

Talkeetna: Gateway to Denali

ARIZONA
The Copper Queen Underground Mine Tour: Bisbee's famous bonanza
Photos of Marble Canyon and the Navajo Bridge
"The Journey" of Roy Purcell : Chloride Mining Town
London Bridge: Old Bridges Never Die... They Retire to Arizona!
Mystery in the Desert: Montezuma's Well, Rimrock
Mystery on Interstate 40, and a likely explanation...
The Biggest of Its Kind! Giant Swap Meet,Quartzsite
What do you think? Mystery Edifice in Arizona
The Bad Old Days: The Yuma Territorial Prison in Yuma, Arizona
The Coronado Trail: America's Twistiest Highway
CALIFORNIA
Old Warbirds Never Die: Planes of Fame Museum, Chino
Death Valley Spectacular: From Dante's View to Artist's Palette
Antelope Valley Wildflowers: 2005 Bloom

Hauntings by "Hootch": A Death Valley Ghost Town With A Real Ghost?

Mojave National Preserve: Hole-in-the-Wall and the Kelso Dunes

San Diego's "Bazaar del Mundo"

Historic Goffs: Way Station on the Mother Road

Calico Ghost Town: "Amazing, Amusing & Confusing"
A Hundred Years of Olives: Graber Olive House, Ontario
A Separate Reality: The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City
Aahhh!: Sams Family Spa, Desert Hot Springs
Apple Blossom Time: Los Rios Rancho, Oak Glen
Baldasare's Magnum Opus: Forestiere Underground Gardens, Fresno
Desert Retreat: The Impossible Railroad, Jacumba
Ed, &The Dude Were Here: A Drive Along a Special Section of Highway 62
Gifts of El Nino: Once-in-a-century wild flowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert
Mendocino Retreat: The Stanford Inn by the Sea, Mendocino
Mountain Oasis: The Indian Canyons of Palm Springs
Negligees of Note: Frederick's of Hollywood Lingerie Musem & Celebrity Lingerie Hall of Fame, Hollywood
Riding the Rails of Yesteryear: Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris
Riding the Rails: A Day of train watching in the Tehachapi Mountains
Rock Hounding in Ramona: A Visit to the World-renowned Little 3 Mine near San Diego
Rock Hounds: Boulevard, California
San Francisco Wonder: High Tide at the Wave Organ
Sierra Madre Dedicates the "Weeping Wall"
The Phoenix Goes to Science Land: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
The Singing Dunes: Mojave National Preserve
The Way the West is Ours: An afternoon at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles
They Want Their MBTV: An Expedition to Install a Community Antenna on the slopes of Mount Baldy
Thoroughly Engrossing: A Tour of the Jelly Belly Factory
'Tis the Season... For Crab! Crab Season opens in Humboldt County
Tourmaline Hunting: The Himalaya Mine near Lake Henshaw
Two Wanderers: A Visit to the Gold Mining Hamlet of Randsburg
Where Dinosaurs Still Rule the Earth: The Wheel-Inn Cafe, Cabazon
Where Hollywood Learned to Talk: Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena
Where the Asphalt Meets the Sea: Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria
COLORADO
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
The Million Dollar Highway
Durango & Silverton Railroad
Rocky Mountain Warmth: Indian Springs Resort, Idaho Springs
Airport of the Future: Denver International Airport, Denver
IDAHO
Into the Past: Nez Perce National Historical Park
Marvin's Pick: Fox Farm, Sagle
Mountain Hideaway: Down by the Depot RV Park, Wallace
ILLINOIS
A Town of Grave Differences: Carlock, Illinois
Tribute to a Crusader: The Mother Jones Monument, Mt. Olive
It's About Time: The Time Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago
INDIANA
Circlin' Circle City: Indianapolis, Indiana
Over the Counter Memories: Hook's American Drugstore Museum, Indianapolis
KENTUCKY
Riverboat Racing: The "Spirit of Jefferson" takes on the "Tom Sawyer" in Louisville
LOUISIANA
All That Jazz: A Day at the 28th Annual New Orleans Jazz Fest
MICHIGAN
Worth an Incredible Journey: Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn
MISSOURI
Madonna of the Missouri: Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine in Portage des Sioux
The Great Indoors: Bass World Pro Shops' Outdoor World, Springfield
NEVADA

The Auto Collections in Las Vegas: One of the world's largest showrooms of classic cars

Carved in Stone: A visit to the Indian petroglyphs in Grapevine Canyon
Best Little Tour by a Dam Site: AVisit to Hoover Dam
Born in Virginia City: Mark Twain Books, Virginia City
Chocolates & Cholla: A Visit to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Cactus Garden
Guru Drive, "The Wonder Road:" Gerlach
Love, Las Vegas Style: Wedding Chapels, Las Vegas
May Their Souls Rest In Peace: The Virginia City Cemeteries, Virginia City
Michelangelo Wasn't Here: Carrara Marble Quarry & Ghost Town
Striking Memories: The Marshall Mint & Museum, Virginia City
The Richest Place on Earth: AVirtual Tour of Virginia City
Thunder Mountain: Imlay
NEW MEXICO
Angel Fire: A Memory of the Viet Nam Memorial
NEW YORK
"Great Was the Racket!" Oyster Bay's Community Band, Oyster Bay
Happiest of Hunting Grounds: A Visit to the Hartsdale Canine Cemetery in Hartsdale
History Lives! Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson
To Russia, by Subway: Brighton Beach
Underneath the Streets of New York: New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn
Unsung World Wonder: New Croton Dam, Croton-on-Hudson
What's Huge, Green, and Blocking Streets in Manhattan?
OHIO

Theme Park for Food Lovers: Jungle Jim's International Farmers Market in Fairfield

Lost in Bookland: 32 Rooms of Books in Columbus
Twilight of the Monster Shovels: Marion Power Shovel Factory in Marion
OREGON
Deck the Halls: Spring Creek Holly Farm, Leaburg
Simmer Until Done: Hot Springs of the Oregon Outback
Water Alechemy: Willow Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, Salem
PENNSYLVANIA
A Great Little Store in the Country: Tall Oaks, Sheffield
All About Fungus: A Visit to the Mushroom Capital of the World
Hey, NASA! We Beat You! A Quick Visit to Mars
Houdini Lives in Scranton, PA! The Famous Houdini Museum
Strolling Pittsburgh's Strip
SOUTH CAROLINA
Sombreros, Sombreros, Everywhere! South of The Border, Dillon
TEXAS
The Big Greasy: A Visit to the Petroleum Museum in Midland
Blame it on the Bean Dip! El Paso Chili Company, El Paso
Cow Town Water Gardens: Sculpture with a splash in Fort Worth
Dallas Still Remembers: Dealey Plaza
Football's Taj Mahal: Texas Stadium, Dallas
UTAH
God's Country: Zion National Park
VIRGINIA
Monument to Peace: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
WASHINGTON, D.C.
The National Museum of the American Indian
An Evening Drive Through Washington, D.C.
Yacht of Presidents: The USS Sequoia sails again!
WASHINGTON
Build Your Own 747! Boeing Surplus Sales, Kent
Caution! Trolls at Large! Bandy's Troll Haven, Olympic Peninsula,
Fun in the Dark! Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel, Iron Horse State Park
Naturally Wonderful: The Herbfarm, Fall City
Volcano Memories: Mt. St. Helens, Silver Lake
CANADA
ALBERTA
Notorious! The World Famous Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington
Calgary Stampede's Indian Village, Calgary
Dinosaur Lover's Dream: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Drumheller
Rocky Mountain Highs: Banff National Park, Banff
Rodeo on Wheels: Calgary Stampede's Chuckwagon Races, Calgary
Stampede, Stampede, and More Stampede, Calgary
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Where Warmth Comes Naturally: Fairmont Hot Springs

 

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