Greg Newkirk
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Greg Newkirk

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Writer and video dude for Roadtrippers, pro monster chaser with Planet Weird, curator of the fantastic & the bizarre. Let's be friends!

July 17, 2016
Rated 4.0

This place is pure Americana. Really neat little park with lots of places to stretch out and take a break from the road. It's free, so if it's on your way, you have no reason not to stop and take a look at some of the crazy sculptures.

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July 05, 2016

Easily the best Voodoo shop I've ever been to. Awesome staff (a REAL VAMPIRE was working the apothecary), really great handmade stuff. Go visit and ask for Balfazaar.

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February 20, 2016
Rated 4.0

This place is roadside weirdness at it's purest. If you find yourself traveling I-10, you'll no doubt see loads and loads of signs asking "WHAT IS 'THE THING?'", and you're bound to be curious. I won't ruin the surprise for you, but the answer harkens back to the early days of carnival sideshows.

You need a place to take a bathroom break and grab some snacks anyway, you're doing a disservice to yourself and your family if you don't just stop and take care of that here.

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September 03, 2015
Rated 3.0

Your basic "entertainment center" for kids. Kind of luck a Chuck-E-Cheese but bigger. Lots of mini golf, go karts, bowling, laser tag, etc. Its... okay, but it won't blow your mind. Kids probably won't know the difference.

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June 11, 2015
Rated 4.0

Since Florida is so flat, this is one of the best places in the state to take some really awesome photos. Great views, and for a couple bucks, you can see for miles. Really cool.

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December 08, 2014
Rated 4.0

Visits to the museum are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead.

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October 27, 2014
Rated 3.0

Here's an interesting fact about the Quartzsite Yacht Club: despite being located in the middle of the desert, over a hundred miles from the nearest body of water, it's the holds the largest yacht club membership in the world. For just $25 you can join, and get this - the membership is honored by other, actual yacht clubs that practice reciprocity. Pretty awesome, plus you get a tshirt, membership cards, and a big flag.

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September 30, 2014
Rated 3.0

It's the world's only pirate store. If that excites you, have at it.

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Wonderful facility where your kids will learn a lot about butterflies and the environment... if you can get them to stop laughing at the name.

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

This place has certainly seen better days, but it's still as fun as ever to see "real" mermaids perform shows underwater. Kids get a kick out of it, and you're not bound to see anything else like it.

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