Part of the fun of a road trip is searching along the way for quirky hidden treasures. Although roadside attractions top that list, scenic drives dotted with theme-related offbeat stops come in a close second. And finding them is half the fun. So check out some of these roadside scavenger hunts on your next road trip across America.
Quilt Barns of Garrett County
Located in Western Maryland, this quilt barn route winds through the rolling hills of Garrett County. And although some of the quilt squares are easier to find than others, the dive itself is a nice addition to any road trip.
Bucks County Covered Bridges
Located about an hour north of Philadelphia, Bucks County boasts 12 covered bridges, many of which are still in use. Spend the afternoon in the bucolic countryside in search of these relics from a bygone era.
Ashland Wisconsin Murals
This off-the-beaten-path collection of Ashland murals is definitely worth a stop on any Wisconsin trip. Painted on the sides of buildings in the downtown area, these historic murals can be seen on a combination walking and driving tour.
Enchanted Highway Sculptures
This unusual collection of giant metal sculptures can be found along the Gladstone-Regent Highway in rural North Dakota. Interestingly enough, local resident Gary Griff came up with the idea to create the sculptures, in order to attract visitors and boost the local economy.
California Drive-Through Trees
Last but not least, don’t miss these drive-through trees on your next Northern California visit. Also known as tunnel trees, these kitschy attractions were once considered a quintessential road trip stop.