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HIWAY AMERICA -AMERICA’S STRANGEST RESTAURANTS

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HIWAY AMERICA -AMERICA’S STRANGEST RESTAURANTS

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 America’s Strangest Restaurants

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America's Strangest Restaurants: Magic Restroom Café

Daniel Chyan of Magic Restroom Cafe

“I am probably the only restaurateur in the entire world who is unapologetically telling you that my food is bad for you, and that you should stay away from it,” Heart Attack Grill’s Jon Basso recently said after one of his regulars suffered (you guessed it) a massive heart attack on his post-meal bus ride home.

With waitresses dressed as sexy nurses and a Guinness World Record for “Most Calorific Burger,” this Las Vegas attraction is surely an only-in-America experience. But in a country that birthed the bloomin’ onion, it’s not the only weird eatery America has to offer. Strange restaurants abound from coast to coast, from a toilet-themed café in the suburbs of Los Angeles to ninja villages in New York City and an actual cave in the Midwest.

“Part of the appeal of a themed or a weird restaurant is that it may not live or die based on how good the food is,” explains Doug Kirby, author of Roadside America, a byway bible to America’s strangest pit stops. “I hear a lot of locals say they would never go to the nearby weird restaurant, but they’d totally take whoever was visiting from out of town.”

On your next trip, here’s where to let your foodie freak flag fly.

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HIWAY AMERICA -YUMA, ARIZONA, BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

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RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
US Hwy 95, Yuma, AZ
Directions:
I-8 exit 12. North on Fortuna Rd for two miles, then north on US 95 for a little less than five miles. You can easily see its towers off to the west of US 95.
Hours:
Bridge closed, unsafe to cross. View from gate
Huge, abandoned suspension bridge spans the desert.  Roadsideamerica.com Report…

Visitor Tips and News About Bridge To Nowhere

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The story goes that this bridge was built before the Golden Gate Bridge because this was a test or trial to see if the expansion bridge would work. Mock Golden Gate Bridge.

[Diana, 01/01/2014]

Bridge to Nowhere.

[Ken K., 10/16/2011]

Bridge to Nowhere.

Bridge to NowhereEasy to see the bridge from the road. You can tell teenagers go there when it gets dark, lots of graffiti. A couple fences where broken into when we got there so we could walk right up to the bridge, but you can’t see the other side, and it was too hot (111 F) to try and walk our way across it.

hiway America -Yuma, Arizona: Bridge To Nowhere

Hiway America -Vason Island,Washinton-the bicycle eaten by a tree

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Vashon Island, Washington: Bicycle Eaten by Tree
Voracious fir tree has slowly absorbed a bicycle leaned against it. Local sheriff Don Puz says it was his bike, and he abandoned it in 1954 or 1955 — but no one really knows.

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Address:

Near 20312 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon Island, WADirections: The bike tree is off of Vashon Highway (which runs between the Seattle and Tacoma ferry ports on either end of the island) on the northeast corner of the Vashon Highway and SW 204 St. intersection, about 50-60 ft (very rough guesstimate) into the woods on the north side of Sound Food Cafe.RA Rates:Worth a Detour

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Visitor Tips and News About Bicycle Eaten by Tree

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.
Bicycle Eaten by a Tree. Bicycle Eaten by Tree

Look for the wooden bridge at north end of the clearing.
[John, 08/02/2013]
Bicycle eaten by a tree. Vashon Bike Tree

My sister and I went on the hunt for the Vashon Bike Tree and found it yesterday. There are no signs or markings at all but a small path behind the building next to the Sound Cafe. It totally lived up to our expectations! The only thing missing were the handle bars. We were so surprised that the front wheel still turned.
[Connie, 07/18/2012]
Bicycle in tree. Bicycle Eaten by Tree

We stopped by the bike-eating tree today and it was still in good shape. There’s a park-and-ride across the street where you can park, then walk across the street. The tree is about 80 feet away down the trail.
[P Plash, 08/09/2007]
Bicycle Eaten by a Tree. Bicycle Eaten by Tree

Photo of the Bicycle Eaten by Tree taken on July 15, 2006 with handle-bar/front-wheel assemblage reattached.

Accessibility note: The short trail leading to the bike has a 1-2 foot rough ledge that may be difficult for elderly or handicapped visitors to climb.
[Kev F, 07/23/2006]
Bicycle Eaten by Tree

“Aunt Vy’s” son Jim, a friend of Berkeley Breathed, has recently cleared out around the Bicycle Tree and repaired the bike. In addition, “Aunt Vy” has been given a copy of the “original” history of this fun Vashon legend by the woman who lived it and wrote it; copies are available at the Country Store and Gardens, across the street from the Bicycle Tree.
[Vy Biel, 02/11/2006]