E-World Tours offers some of the best East Coast bus tours in the country. From big cities crowded by skyscrapers to the rural landscapes of the deep South, the East Coast has something to offer for every kind of traveler. There’s more to the fast-paced concrete jungles of the East Coast. The eastern portion of the United States is home to many world-recognized sites, but many of these grandiose tourist destinations overshadow the lesser-known, roadside attractions that are just as worthy of your time. Here’s a roundup of the best roadside attractions you can visit on the way to the big cities:
Museum of Bad Art – Dedham, Massachusetts. The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) in Massachusetts boasts a collection of art so bad, it’s good. Visitors to this museum can peruse the various galleries, which contain an impressive (or is it non-impressive?) 400 pieces of bad art as part of its permanent collection. Popular pieces include their “Mana Lisa”—a painting that looks like the he-version of da Vinci’s famous smiling woman, among others.
Lucy the Elephant – Margate, New Jersey. At over 120 years old, New Jersey’s Lucy the Elephant boasts the title of America’s oldest roadside attraction. She’s constructed of entirely wood and tin, stands 65 feet tall and weighs in at a whopping 90 tons.
Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard – South Burlington, Vermont. Every time a flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream gets the boot, it makes a final resting place in their Waterbury cemetery. Each flavor gets a proper headstone so that visitors can walk by and pay their respects. Entrance is free.
The Shoe House – York, Pennsylvania. Ever heard of the old lady who lived in a shoe? Turns out, that old tale may have actually been true. Located off the Hellam exit on U.S. 30 stands an actual, livable house in the shape of a shoe. It was constructed in 1948 by Colonel Mahlon N. Haines as part of an advertising gimmick.
Secret Caverns – Cobleskill, New York. The secret caverns just outside Albany, New York were discovered in the late 1920s when a few cows had an unfortunate fall into an 85-foot deep hole. Explorers decided to check out what was down the hole and happened upon a magnificent 100-foot waterfall. To check out this natural phenomenon yourself, Take I-88 to exit 22 and follow the hand-painted road signs.
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