8 must-see sightseeing opportunities near Love's nationwide
Aah, the sweet sounds of summer. The rhythmic song of cicadas can be heard from a distance and tall grass and leaves softly rustle in the summer breeze. The distinct sounds of summer ring out nationwide. If you lean in, you'll probably hear another summer battle cry: "We need a vacation!"
Road trips pack their own set of challenges - where do you go, how long do you stay, do you drive straight through or enjoy the sights along the way? Let's stop on that last point. With more than 380 locations in 40 states, numerous Love's are located near some great attractions, so we think you should enjoy the sites. We've put together a list of Love's locations to mark on your virtual map! If we missed some, let us know! Leave it in the comments section at the bottom.
London Bridge Arizona - Lake Havasu City, Arizona
The founder of this Arizona city purchased the London Bridge that spanned the River Thames in London, England since 1831. It was reconstructed and rededicated in Lake Havasu City in 1971. It's now the second largest tourist attraction in Arizona behind the Grand Canyon, so take a 20 minute detour next time you're near Love's 386 in Lake Havasu.
Gateway Arch - St. Louis, Missouri
The famed landmark is located just five miles south of the Love's in St. Louis, Missouri. Next time you're in The Gateway City, stop by and see the friendly faces Love's 461!
Lookout Mountain/Ruby Falls - Chattanooga, Tennessee
The view from Love's 490 in Jasper, Tennessee, overlooks Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls, and it's located 20 miles east of the tourist attraction. Lookout Mountain provides views of the Chattanooga Valley and Ruby Falls is America's deepest commercial cave and largest underground waterfall.
Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo, Texas
Lore has it that the founder of this peculiar roadside exhibit buried some Caddies hood down in 1974 merely as a way to baffle the locals. Cadillac Ranch is located one mile from Love's 250 in Amarillo, Texas, so stop by and snap a picture if you're traveling on Interstate 40!
Slug Bug Ranch - Panhandle, Texas
Located just 30 miles east of Cadillac Ranch on Interstate 40, and literally across the intersection from Love's 229 in Claude, Texas, sits an homage to the original buried car display. If you're going to stop at one, you may as well stop at both.
Wooden Cowboy - Newton, Iowa
Love's 361 in Newton, Iowa, has an oddity all its own -- an eight-ton wooden cowboy statue sits in front of the store. Many professional drivers and families marvel and ponder its meaning. The Love&'s team recently uncovered the truth about the wooden wonder Wooden Cowboy
Mule Day - Columbia,Tennessee
Columbia, Tennessee, is home to Mule Day, an annual celebration of all things related to mules. It's also home to Love's 346. The four-day event includes a parade, mule shows, square dancing and more. The celebration takes place in April, so it might be a good weekend spring fling.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Coachella, California
Stock up with all of the necessities at Love's 207 in Coachella, California, before heading to the famed annual music festival. It takes place in April, so it's another great spring getaway!
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