While there are plenty of places around the United States that act as a great tourist destination, a lot of those locations are final destinations. But, what about the destinations in between your starting point and ending point? We’re talking about road trips and all the hot spots to hit on your way to there from here. There are a plethora of little sites around the United States that aren’t quite interesting enough to act as a final destination for a vacation but provide a quality photo op and a nice break from a long road trip. These oddities are all over so no matter where you’re traveling there’s always something to stop and see along the way.
White Sands, New Mexico – This is the world’s largest gypsum dunefield and one of the greatest marvels of the US. Not only can you hike up and down these dunes but you can sled down them as well, no matter what the season.
Salvation Mountain: Niland, California – Salvation Mountain is a more spiritual pit stop about an hour and a half away from Palm Springs but brings in tens of thousands of tourists every year. It’s completely made out of adobe clay and has reoccurring art themes of love all over it.
Marfa, Texas – Marfa is located in the high desert of West Texas and is most famously known for its minimalist art. Specifically, the deserted Prada store in the middle of the desert is the main attraction to most people who pass through.
London Bridge: Lake Havasu City, Arizona – Did you know the London Bridge that once resided across the River Thames is now in Arizona? It was bought by an oil baron in 1967, dismantled, and relocated to Arizona where it was reinforced with concrete and stands today.
Carhenge: Alliance, Nebraska – Yep, the United States has its very own version of the famous Stonehenge. It was built by Jim Reinders in 1987 as a memorial to his father and draws tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.