En route to Florida along I-95, a path trekked many times by frozen people looking to escape the cold, harsh northern winters and thaw under the bright sunshine and palm trees. Like these people, I have made this road trip many times. I know from experience that this trip is a long one, however, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a boring one. Step off the route by only a few miles and weird, fascinating and fun adventures await.
In preparation for our last trip along I-95 we made a list of all of the places we’d like to stop and see along the way. Unfortunately we weren’t able to see everything on our list because frankly, there weren’t enough hours of daylight in our day’s. We were able to see a few of them and let me tell you, it was worth it! I mean, seriously, when else will you have a chance to see a giant pencil? Probably never.
This 30 foot long pencil, found in Wytheville, Virginia, was constructed in the 1960’s by the original owner of Wytheville Office Supply. Over the years it has had a few face lifts to keep it in pristine condition and I feel is still worth the quick stop to see it today. Plus, this roadside attraction is moderately easy to find and positioned well within a quaint, small town area.
Giant LOVE Sign
This quick stop was a no brainer for us to stop and see because it can be easily found right off I-95 northbound at the Lambsburg Welcome Center and rest area in Lambsburg, Virginia. Not only did this rest area have a giant LOVE sign worth posing with, but it also had picnic tables, bathrooms and a tourism information area. Nice place to take a break and use the restrooms.
If this isn’t a cool photo op, I don’t know what is! These two elephants can be found directly off I-95 in Hardeeville, South Carolina standing tall in a fireworks store parking lot directly across the street from a gas station. Super quick stop, easy to find and a great place to fill up.
Other Places on our List (that we just didn’t have time to see, but look totally cool)
Field of Corn (Dublin, Ohio)
Worlds Largest Gavel (Columbus, Ohio)
Worlds Largest Fire Hydrant (Columbia, South Carolina)
Forsyth Park (Savannah, Georgia)
Find even more fun places to stop by using one of my favorite website, Roadtrippers
. This site allows you to type in a starting point and destination and it gives you points of interest along your route. Love it!
Remember these idea’s later. Go ahead, PIN IT!
Do you know of a fun roadside attraction along I-95? Which one of these stops would you most like to make, why? Share with us!