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Space Monkeys And Martians Found On Highway

If you're heading on a road trip this summer, check out this out-of-this-world attraction. It's the 1938 Martian Landing monument honoring Orson
Welles' spacey imagination.

If you're heading on a road trip this summer, check out this out-of-this-world attraction. It's the 1938 Martian Landing Monument honoring Orson Welles' spacey imagination. (Photo courtesy of West Windsor, NJ, from summer issue of American Road Magazine)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:06 GMT

DETROIT (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Embarking on a good ol’ American road trip this summer could take travelers out of this world.

According to Becky Repp, editor of American Road Magazine, tons of quirky, free attractions await along the American highways.

For instance, those cruising through Huntsville, Alabama, can stop by “Miss Baker’s Gravesite,” a monument honoring Miss Baker, the first monkey to make it back alive after being sent into space by NASA in 1959.

To this day, Repp says visitors pay their respects by leaving bouquets of bananas there.

Meanwhile, West Windsor, New Jersey, boasts the “1938 Martian Landing Site” made famous by Orson Welles during a dramatic radio broadcast where he claimed aliens had landed on Earth.

Finally, road warriors can swing into the alleged “Center Of The Universe” in Wallace, Idaho, a spot beneath a manhole cover that claims to be the center of it all.

More spacey stops are explored in American Road’s latest issue, out this June.

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