Oddball Illinois: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

Oddball Illinois A Guide to Some Really Strange Places Giant fiberglass wieners atop a hotdog stand Wild green parrots that live in the city A double decker outhouse A museum dedicated to surgical science Statues that weep Find out where these and other e

  • Title: Oddball Illinois: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
  • Author: Jerome Pohlen
  • ISBN: 9781556523717
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Giant fiberglass wieners atop a hotdog stand Wild green parrots that live in the city A double decker outhouse A museum dedicated to surgical science Statues that weep Find out where these and other eclectic sites are located in Oddball Illinois, an offbeat travel guide that s a mix of Fodors and News of the Weird There is between Chicago and St Louis than cornGiant fiberglass wieners atop a hotdog stand Wild green parrots that live in the city A double decker outhouse A museum dedicated to surgical science Statues that weep Find out where these and other eclectic sites are located in Oddball Illinois, an offbeat travel guide that s a mix of Fodors and News of the Weird There is between Chicago and St Louis than cornfields and plenty of fascinating places in the Windy City that aren t on Michigan Avenue Oddball Illinois won t point out the hottest club in Chicago, the quaintest small town bed breakfast, nor the most scenic hiking trail in Illinois This book will, however, tell about the locations of America s One and Only Hippie Memorial, Scarlett O Hara s green drapes, Popeye s Hometown, and several places the local Chambers of Commerce would just as soon be forgotten Behind all the odd sights is some wonderfully interesting history and a chance to see some underappreciated sites throughout the state.

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    1. As a native Illinoisan (long since relocated), I found this book quite enjoyable. Each page turn had an element of suspense to it, wondering if the next thing mentioned would be something I was familiar with or had at least heard of. As it turns out, there are many oddities in Illinois I never knew about (World's Largest LaundryMat?), but it was also my pleasure to find that my home town had several attractions worth including. :)The book is divided into several main sections with Chicago & [...]

    2. I wanted to find odd things in Illinois that I have missed. A good comprehensive look at roadside attractions in the state; however, it could use updating. I was excited about a puppet theater in chicago, but a quick internet search showed that they don't seem to have performed in the past few years.

    3. This book recommends the John Phillip Sousa Library & Museum at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.Unfortunately, there were so many fun things to do that I did not get to it.Maybe on Andrew's next trip I can find the time.I would also like to visit the two-story outhouse in Gays, IL someday.As you would expect from the title, this is an odd little book.

    4. I was fascinated reading about all the different and unusual sites around Chicago, the suburbs, and other parts of the state. It's impossible to be bored with all the cool stuff to go see, most of it being free. The book gives lots of tips, prices, directions, maps and history about different places. Very cool.

    5. IllinoisVery interesting facts I never knew before. I'm looking forward to filling up the car with gas and checking out these unique places while they still last.

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