Top Ten Roadside Attractions Found in Nurse Compact States
With more states enacting the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) travel nurses are having an easier time finding and accepting assignments all across the United States. While traveling from one assignment to the next you might find yourself drawn to fun, sometimes strange roadside attractions along the way. Let’s take a look at the top ten roadside attractions found in nurse compact states. Our list is in no particular order, and the only criteria are that they are located in a compact state. Oddly enough, you may find a decidedly “Stonehenge” twist within our compilation.
Carhenge in Nebraska. When on a travel assignment to Nebraska, be sure to seek out the collection of 38 old cars that are placed in the ground modeling England’s Stonehenge. The sculpture, Carhenge, is found in Alliance, Nebraska and is made solely from vehicles made in Detroit.
Enchanted Highway in North Dakota. When traveling along I-94 near the southern portion of North Dakota, visitors are accompanied by a series of large metal sculptures placed along the interstate. The sculptures include “Geese in Flight,” listed as the world’s largest scrap metal sculpture.
Hole N’ The Rock, Moab, Utah. Imagine exploring a home built inside of a large sandstone mountain in Moab, Utah. The Hole N’ The Rock, contains fourteen furnished rooms and 5,000 square feet of living space.
Foamhenge in Virginia. Located in Centreville, Virginia, this replica of Stonehenge is set up on a 116-acre farm. Constructed of impressive industrial foam blocks standing 16-feet tall, Foamhenge is a popular attraction for visitors of all ages.
Cadillac Ranch in Texas. In 1974, a group of artists conceived and built this collection of ten half-buried roadsters along the side of the road near Amarillo, Texas. The Cadillacs are all buried nose-first and covered in brightly-painted graffiti.
Corn Palace in South Dakota. One of the staple ingredients in American Food is memorialized at the Corn Palace, located in Mitchell, South Dakota. Interested visitors can learn everything about corn and how it is processed and used. The accompanying Corn Museum also has dozens of interactive displays and memorabilia.
Colorado’s UFO Watchtower. Historically, there are many alien-themed roadside attractions, but few are as far out as the UFO Watchtower. Located in the San Luis Valley, guests can spend a day exploring the ranch and its many alien attractions or reserve a campsite and stay awhile.
Georgia Guidestones. Erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, this monument consisting of 19-foot tall granite tablets contains 10 post-apocalyptic guidelines in eight modern languages and four ancient scripts.
Presidents Hall of Fame in Florida. Clermont, Florida is home to a museum cataloging the accomplishments of American Presidents. Featuring replica monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Lincoln Memorial. Other photo ops include wax models of past presidents and their first ladies.
Dinosaur World in Kentucky. Have you ever wanted to experience what it would be like to walk among dinosaurs? In Cave City, Kentucky you can experience hundreds of life-size replicas of dinosaurs scattered throughout a natural wooded parkland. Other features include interactive displays and a dinosaur-sized gift shop.
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