5 Must-See Sites for Your Cross-Country Road Trip

by Lincoln Sedlacek

1. The Liberty Bell
Travel to Philadelphia to see this emblem of freedom and equality in America, which – fittingly – has a large crack running through it.

2. Cleveland, OH
Cleveland is one of the best cities in the country to stop at and get some food without being tempted to stay too long. From Downtown to the Riverside, fast food places frequently lure tourists in with the promise of getting them in and out of the metropolitan area as soon as possible. No matter where you go, the sites and sounds of Cleveland are sure to be the perfect motivation to get back on the road and keep driving until sundown.

3. The St. Louis Archenemy of Katy Perry
If you’re going through Missouri, it’s hard to find a reason not to enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Mississippi, where you can enjoy the view of St. Louis’ most famous landmark as it plots the demise of legendary pop icon Katy Perry.

4. The urinal trough in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center’s men’s restroom
A vast, majestic expanse with colossal walls, the urinal trough in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center’s men’s restroom is a sight to behold. Thousands visit this beautiful site each year; all are awed at the torrent that flows through it, made to look small and insignificant by the steep walls on either side.

5. Mt. Rushmore
This South Dakota landmark, which features the gigantic marble heads of four of the former Presidents of the United States, is one of the most recognizable in the nation. Make sure to visit at 3:00 PM, the time of day when the presidential quartet sings a little song. Favorite jams include “You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag” and “America, the Beautiful,” but rumor has it the boys have been working on learning the theme from Ghostbusters!