Oddball Indiana: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

Oddball Indiana: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

by Jerome Pohlen
     
 

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Square Donuts. The World’s Largest Stump. Oscar the Monster Turtle. Johnny Appleseed’s grave. The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. While other travel guides tell you about yet another cozy bed-and-breakfast and bike trails through Brown County, Oddball Indiana offers wacky travel destinations and little-knownSee more details below

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Square Donuts. The World’s Largest Stump. Oscar the Monster Turtle. Johnny Appleseed’s grave. The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. While other travel guides tell you about yet another cozy bed-and-breakfast and bike trails through Brown County, Oddball Indiana offers wacky travel destinations and little-known historical tidbits. Why is Nancy Barnett’s grave in the middle of a country road? Where can you go to communicate with your dead Aunt Clara? Who invented Alka-Seltzer? How did David Letterman get fired from his first broadcasting gig? This is the guide to the real Indiana, birthplace of corn flakes, Dan Quayle, and Wonder Bread, for those who want to laugh, not lounge, on their vacation.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Reads like a cross between Fodor's and Ripley's Believe It or Not.”  —The Journal Gazette

Kokomo Tribune
What's a vacation without a little off-the-highway adventure?
Associated Press
takes a wry look at some of those little discoveries that can make your travel day.
Chicago Tribune
Fortunately...there are people like Jerome Pohlen to...remind us that yes, this stuff, in all its geeky glory, is still around.
Bloomsbury Review
provid(es) plenty of opportunities to revel in the strangeness on public display
Electric Consumer
some of the most off-the-wall and off-the-beaten-path places ever overlooked by the usual travel guides
Salt Lake Tribune
Pohlen's) prose makes reading the Oddball guides a delight
Indianapolis Prime Times Magazine
what a great job Jerome Pohlen has.
The Evening Star
Enough to make every Hoosier proud.
Chuck Shepherd
This in not your parents' travel book, but in the new millennium, all guides will be written like this.
News of the Weird
Journal Gazette
Reads like a cross between Fodor's and Ripley's Believe It of Not.
Ellen Miller
Pohlen is one of those travelers who loves anything that smacks of individuality.
Indiana Star
Booknews
This offbeat travel guide lists some 170 unusual sites for the traveler interested in seeing a somewhat different side of Indiana. While most listings are "outlandish" others are tied to well-known individuals, such as Johnny Appleseed, Cole Porter, James Dean, John Dillinger, David Letterman, and Dan Quayle. Grouped by geographic sections of the state, each entry gives a description of the site's significance, its physical/mailing address, phone number, hours, cost, website, and directions to the site. Indexed by city name and site name, but not subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556524387
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Oddball series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
634,132
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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