Talk:Roadside attraction

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United States and Worldwide[edit]

Well, Canada and the Giants of the Prairies are not part of the US. There is an explaination of this penomenon in Niel Gaiman's novel American Gods. The Angel of the North is similar, but more of a fine art approach, than a folk art approach. Pustelnik (talk) 18:56, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Globalize tag[edit]

I have updated the article to include references to Western Canada and Australia and to make clear what we are speaking of when we speak of a "roadside attraction" — a modern, highway-based tourist trap. In the sense that this article is currently using for "roadside attraction", the phenomenon is basically centered on these three countries, so I don't think we need the "globalize" tag anymore. The question is whether we want to expand the article to cover all "roadside attractions" of every kind throughout history...and if we do, then we need to rethink the article. First of all, are such things necessarily known as "roadside attractions", or is "roadside attraction" primarily a more specific term for the type of tourist traps popular (formerly) in the U.S., Canada, and Australia? Second, what are some examples? We shouldn't re-add the "globalize" tag until we are clear on roughly what we should be adding here. Mr. IP Defender of Open Editing 19:10, 14 December 2008 (UTC)