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More Highway Hangouts DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: August 4, 2001

Take a nostalgic trip back to the heyday of the roadside attraction, and visit some of the surviving examples of this peculiarly American institution.

In the '50s and `60s, it was standard for American families to pack up the wagon and go for a long trip, and as soon as they hit the highway, they were likely to see signs like "Incredible Whistling Caverns," "World's Largest Rodent Ranch," and other roadside attractions.

MORE HIGHWAY HANGOUTS takes a trip down the vanished byways of diversion, where massive statues that doubled as ice-cream stands, questionable natural wonders and pocket-sized amusement parks were staples of every family vacation. This virtual smorgasbord of schmaltz is now largely gone, but a few linger on, catering to the curious or nostalgic, while other oddities that were built for the tourist trade have found unlikely new uses. With visits to these anachronistic survivors and a treasure trove of photos and footage of their vanished ilk, this captivating program brings a lost era to life for one more ride.

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