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10 odd roadside attractions

By: Josh Lew on May 17, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
The Blue Whale of Catoosa and a picnic table nearby

Photo: DiAnn L'Roy/flickr

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Worth a detour

Road trips still have a special allure for many Americans. In fact, 80 percent of the respondents to a recent AAA survey said they planned to take a road trip at some point during the summer.

Roadside attractions will be a part of many of these behind-the-wheel vacations. Many of these highway-side landmarks are decidedly strange — a building made to look like a whale in Oklahoma (pictured), a wall covered with already-been-chewed gum, a clown-themed motel next to an Old West cemetery — but all are quite creative and are considered works of art in some circles.

Here are 10 odd but interesting attractions that will grab road-tripping Americans' attention this summer.