June 9th, 2017 | Blog

One of the best parts about being a truck driver is the variety of types of scenery you’ll see throughout your travels. If you want to make it a point to stop by interesting attractions while you’re out on the road, look them up in advance. Here are a few unique roadside attractions you’ll see as a truck driver, if you keep an eye out while you’re in the area.

Mummies of the Insane

You’ve heard about mummification, but you probably associate it with ancient times. You can, however, witness mummified remains from 1888 if you head to the right roadside attraction. Philippi, West Virginia is home to Mummies of the Insane, which is a roadside attraction that lets you view the preserved remains of two corpses. In the late 19th century, the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane sold these corpses so that they could be embalmed and preserved. If you pass through Philippi, consider stopping by.

Cardiff Giant

The Baseball Hall of Fame isn’t the only thing to appreciate about Cooperstown, New York—the town also houses the Cardiff Giant, which was built in the mid-19th century. An inspired experimenter read about underground giants in the Bible, and he decided to create and bury a stone giant. When it was discovered, he made a great deal of money charging people to witness what they thought was proof of their religious text.

Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

The Chief Crazy Horse Memorial can be found in Crazy Horse, South Dakota. This roadside attraction depicts Chief Crazy Horse’s head, and it is carved in massive fashion into the mountainside. If you thought Mount Rushmore was special, wait until you see this.

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