Prairie Dog Town in western Kansas. The Elvis Is Alive Museum in Wright City, Missouri. The Velvet Museum (“Velveteria”) in Portland, Oregon. A 13-foot Styrofoam scale model of Stonehenge. The Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas…or is it in Darwin, Minnesota? Roadside attractions are the staples of the American road trip. Many are slowly disappearing from our highways and byways. Are they culture or kitsch? Are their creators artists or obsessives? Listeners are invited to pull off the road and experience the delightful icons and oddities decorating our natural landscape.
Introduction by Noah Adams
Destination: Time Capsule
Unraveling the Story Behind a Big Ball of Twine
Roadside Attractions Fading from Landscape
Riding Seattle’s Space Needle
Missile Museum Sparks Cold War Memories
Present at the Creation: Burma Shave Signs
Backyard Folk Art Thrives in Michigan
Is There an Age Limit on Road Trips?
Cypress Gardens, Essence of Florida
Preacher Selling Elvis Museum on eBay
At Velvet Museum, Get in Touch with Kitsch
Finding Faith Along America's Highways
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Unabridged, 1 hour