Aftermarket Truck Bumpers and State Destinations

In our last post, we were listing places to see and things to do in each state. However, we weren't giving you the obvious tourist attractions. Many of these attractions are off the beaten path and probably won't be as crowded as the tourist destinations.

And like we stated before, visiting each of the states would take a long time. But as a truck driver, you probably sail through most of the states all of the time. If so, take the time to stop and enjoy some of the attractions each state has to offer.

Big Truck Hoods, your source for aftermarket truck bumpers, offers you the best activities and attractions to enjoy in each state.

Idaho


On the second Friday of every month, join the lakeside city of Coeur d’Alene for Music Walk, a riff on the more common first Friday art walks that take place around the country.

Illinois

The town of Grafton is informally known as the Winter Home of the Bald Eagle. Of course, there is much more to do here than sit around staring at our national bird. There are plenty of outdoor activities that will keep you busy including a floating winery that is well worth the visit.

Indiana


Ivanhoe is a family-run restaurant in Upland famous partly because they have 100 shakes and sundaes to choose from. Of course, before dessert, you can sink your teeth into a deep-fried pork loin on a hamburger bun while enjoying the total Midwest experience.

Iowa


Iowa is the last place you would expect to find a bejeweled grotto. Yet, the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend just happens to be the largest man-made grotto in the world. Go and check it out, if you are into that sort of thing.

Kansas


Yes, even Kansas has an interesting destination. With babbling brooks, swimming, boating and more, Lake Shawnee is a popular destination for the entire family. If you go there in September, the sky will be filled with colorful hot air balloons during the Huff ‘n Puff Balloon Rally.

Kentucky


In the town of Versailles, rising up for an enormous green lawn is the Castle Post, a most unusual sight to be sure. The owners started building the castle in 1969, but stopped in 1975 due to their divorce. The castle sat unfinished until 2003 when it was finished by a new owner. It serves as a B&B and event center.

Louisiana


Every spring in New Orleans welcomes warm weather and the French Quarter Festival, a free three-day music festival with an assortment of bands. It is also a great excuse to visit the local restaurants and eateries.

Maine


There might not be a whole lot to do in Kennebunkport, but there is the Seashore Trolley Museum. Actually, with such an interesting place to visit, there doesn't need to be much more. GO ride a trolley, you will love it.

Maryland


You can drive your boat right up to Cantler’s Riverside Inn where they sort crabs right in front of you. This gem of a seafood place is located in Annapolis and seafood lovers have a real hard time staying away from this place.

Massachusetts


The Beachcomber on Cape Cod is a rollicking, old-school dance bar that is the perfect spot to relax and have a few cocktails. The live rock and reggae shows are bonus.

Michigan


When the first leaves of fall hit the ground, it is time to run, yes, run to Klackle Orchards in Greenville for their to-die-for pastries. The locals do it every year. The orchards are a lively outdoor destination for kids and adults.

Mississippi


The Windsor Ruins are a wonderful sight for anyone who loves, well, ruins we suppose. This is the former site of the Windsor Plantation, which survived the Civil War, but basically burned to the ground some years later thanks to the cigar of a houseguest who was a little too careless.

Missouri


This sounds really gross, but please bear with us. Independence is home to Leila’s Hair Museum, which is filled with hundreds of wreaths and jewelry pieces made from, you guessed it, human hair.

This was an unusual trend started during the Victorian period. The museum even boasts strands of hair from celebrities like Marilyn Monroe.

Montana


The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas stands on a Native American reservation and is a stunning sight indeed. It was designed for meditation and its gorgeous surroundings make for a very serene setting.

Nebraska


Spend the day throwing horseshoes at Popcorn Days in North Loup. THis is the festival where Nebraskans pay tribute to corn, their most prosperous crop. In addition to turtle racing, polka dancing and bull riding, you can eat all of the popcorn you desire for free.

Check back soon as we will finish up our series on state destinations.

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