By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: We’re taking a summer road trip across some of the interstates to Florida and then over to Texas. Any interesting sites you can point out along the way?

A: The U.S. Interstate system turns 50 this summer. Here’s a list of some of the more quirkier attractions you’ll find along some of them. In LeRoy, New York along Interstate-90, visit the Jell-O Museum and Gallery. This is the home of America’s favourite dessert and houses an interesting Jell-O Gallery along with other neat pieces of nostalgia. For more details call them at 585-768-7433 or visit

Once in Florida, drive on Interstate 4 and stop at Dinosaur World in Plant City, Florida. This museum contains a bunch of scientifically-accurate models. For hours and admission information, call 813-717-9865 or surf

For caddie buffs, the image of 10 tail-finned Cadillac cars will stop you in your tracks especially when you spot them planted nose down in the prairie fields. It’s located along Interstate 40 in Amarillo Texas. For more details call 800-692-1338 or visit

If you want to see the world’s biggest road runner statue, veer onto Interstate 10 in Fort Stockton Texas as you head toward Big Bend National Park. Called Paisano Pete, this roadrunner statue measures 20 feet long and stands 15 feet tall. Need more information on traveling across Texas?

Call Texas Tourism at toll-free 800-8888-TEX (839) or go online to


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