Trucker’s life isn’t easy. They are constantly on the road, away from home and with nobody to keep them company. Not to mention the dangers that they face on a daily basis. This can cause a lot of stress even for an experienced and skillful trucker. But there are a lot of things you can do while on the road to reduce the stress and have a good time. Truck stops are one of those, but there are a lot of roadside attractions you can visit and have some fun while resting. Here are some of them:
Cabazon Dinosaurs, Cabazon, CA
Located just outside Palm Springs in the town of Cabazon. You can climb to the top of a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex for an up-close view of its teeth. Purchase souvenirs at a museum shop located inside Ms. Dinny, a 150-ton Apatosaurus considered the largest concrete dino in the world.
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX
You can view Cadillac Ranch 24/7, off of Highway 40 in Amarillo, Texas. In the desert, you’ll find a row of brightly-painted classic cars positioned into the sand, brightening the landscape. Interesting fact is that the graffiti on the cars was not part of the original plan, but added by the many visitors that have crossed its paths.
Enchanted Highway, Regent, ND
This 32-mile stretch of highway is lined with scrap metal sculptures depicting everything from flying birds to massive pheasants looking out over the plains. You can also see the massive “Geese in Flight” sculpture, which is listed in the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest scrap metal sculpture.
Hole N’The Rock, Moab, UT
This is one of the most curious attractions. It is a cave home with 14 furnished rooms carved out of Utah sandstone. There you can find also zoo, art exhibits, general store, and a memorial to the home’s builders, Albert and Gladys Christensen.
Garden of a Thousand Buddhas, Arlee, MT
This is a place where you can find inner peace and a rest for your mind. It is located just two minutes off US 93. The garden was founded by Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, a Tibetan master of the Nyingma school of Buddhism. There is a meditation hall also.
The Beer Can House; Houston, TX
This is a house with an estimated 50000 attached beer cans to it. A good place to visit for every beer lover. It is owned by John Milkovisch who thought it was a good idea and it’s easier than painting the house. Crushed cans are even used as decoration, with garlands of can tops swinging from the home’s exterior.
The Lost Sea, Sweetwater, TN
This is the largest underground lake according to the Guinness Book of World Records. You can take a tour of giant caves 140 feet below ground, float across the lake with a glass bottom boat and see a 20000 year-old jaguar tracks. Also, the temperature inside is always 58 degrees. It’s a must see attraction.
These are just a small part of the many roadside attractions across the U.S. In the next part we will show you some more, so stay tuned and check out our commercial truck insurance options while you wait.