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South of the Border
Photos and info courtesy Steve/Back on Tack

This big guy is supposed to be the largest neon sign east of the Mississippi. A service road runs between his legs to the parking spaces for the souvenir shops on his left. One is open 24/7. Just in case you have the urge to stock on sombreros in the wee hours of the morning. There is also a restaurant by his foot where for a few bucks you can buy a paper hat, write your name on it and they will staple it to the ceiling. South of the Border, Dillon SC.

More information and photos can be found at Roadside Peek's Spotlight From the Road: South of the Border.

 

 

Carhenge
Alliance, Nebraska
Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier

Yes, it's the famous Carhenge! This Nebraskan roadside delight still stands, making its Stonehenge counterpart pale in comparison.

 

 

 

Here is an old gas station in Powell Tennessee (north of Knoxville) that was built to look like an Airplane. It sits on U.S. 25W and was built in 1930 by the Nickle brothers and was in operation until the 70's. There is a local effort to save and restore it. For more information, see powellairplane.org. The website claims that the brothers advertised the station on the reverse side of business cards that Harland Sanders used to promote his restaurant and motel in Corbin, KY. Harland Sanders is better known as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Many thanks to Doug Harvey for information. 03-06

 

Airplane Gas Station
Powell, TN
Photo courtesy Doug Harvey

The Nickle Brothers
Powell, TN
Photo courtesy Doug Harvey

Airplane Gas another view
Powell, TN
Photo courtesy Doug Harvey

Airplane Gas rear view
Powell, TN
Photo courtesy Doug Harvey

 

 

Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Uptown Charlotte, NC is home to the Bank of America stadium and the home field for the Carolina Panthers. The Bank of America stadium opened in 1996. 11-07

 

 

Piggy's
Hendersonville, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

A roadside sight to see in Hendersonville, North Carolina is a place called "Piggy's" (never mind the sign that says "Hooterville"). See this sign and more at Roadside Peek's Spotlight From the Road: Piggy's. 07-08

 

 

Virginia City Wytheville VAVirginia City
Wytheville, VA
Photo and info courtesy Tony Craig

Virginia City is an abandoned, and up for sale theme park north of Wytheville, VA on hwy 52, called Virginia City. The asking price is only 1.5 million! See more of this currently defunct theme park at Roadside Peek's Spotlight From the Road: Virginia City. 09-10

 

 

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