Website Lists SouthCoast Oddities and Weird Attractions
Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island are pretty cool states with lots of neat and interesting things to see, right? I'm glad you agree.
But to someone who visits from outside of the area, some of the sights we take for granted might seem, oh, a bit odd or just downright bizarre.
Landmarks such as the Big Blue Bug (did you know his real name?) off I-95 in Providence or the giant milk bottle – once Frates Ice Cream – that is now G&S Pizza on Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford might qualify.
What would an outsider think of Salty the Seahorse in Mattapoisett?
How about the sea flower sculpture in front of the federal building in downtown New Bedford?
There is a website called Roadside America.com that lists "all the weird attractions, hidden sights, and unusual places" all over the country. The site includes "attractions and oddities" from all 50 states based on "visitor tips, news, stories, and field reports."
There is a page dedicated to "Massachusetts Attractions and Oddities," including many in the greater SouthCoast area, such as Fall River's Rolling Rock and the World's Largest Nativity Collection in Attleboro.
Rhode Island has its own page on Roadside America.com listing such oddities as The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Pawtucket and the Killer Connonball gravesite at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence. This one is bizarre.
Roadside America.com is a great tool for planning your next road trip vacation by finding odd sites to visit along the way. It is also a great way to find some odd things to see near home that you never knew existed.