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Enchanted Highway: North Dakota’s 32-Mile Stretch of Magic

Looking to spice up your next road trip? Take a drive down Regent, North Dakota’s 32-mile Enchanted Highway. Along this highway, you’ll find massive scrap metal sculptures that depict animals like geese, deer, grasshoppers, and pheasants. There’s also a sculpture of the 26th U.S. President, Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, and another one that features a full family made of tin.

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Carhenge, NE: A Midwestern Memorial of Epic Proportions

Just over three decades ago, Jim Reinders stood in the middle of a windy, wide-open patch of Nebraska farmland, imagining what could fill its expanse. What he dreamed up has since evolved into one of the Midwest’s most quirky road trip treasures. Reinders, who spent time studying in England, had long been fascinated by the mystery of Stonehenge. Not one to shrink from a challenge, Reinders set out to replicate the famed site—with an American twist. 

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Sylvia Beach Hotel: Serene Getaway for Book Lovers

Nestled along the central Oregon coast, on Nye Beach in the town of Newport, rests a 21-room inn for world-weary travelers and journeymen looking to relax and read. And could there be a greater milieu for curling up with a book than with the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep? While this tranquil setting may sound like an ideal escape from the noisy world—a silent respite, if you will—it is, in fact, almost always accentuated with lively conversation. This is the Sylvia Beach Hotel. 

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Rise Above in Norway’s ‘Floating’ Woodnest Cabins

Tucked away in a Norwegian forest, the incredible Woodnest cabins take the term “treehouse” to a new level. These tiny, self-supported cabins are the ultimate private getaway. The two Woodnest cabins are located deep in the forest of Odda, Norway. Each cabin sits in a single tree and is attached to the trunk with a steel collar about 15-20 feet off the ground.