Road Culture
May 14, 2021

At Wisconsin’s Mars Cheese Castle, the curds are squeaky and kitsch is king

The cheese shop and bakery, located along I-94 in Kenosha, has been serving up its baked goods and chocolate cheese fudge since 1947

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A warm oasis: Milwaukee’s Domes recreate ecosystems from around the globe

A warm oasis: Milwaukee’s Domes recreate ecosystems from around the globe

Built in the 1960s, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory's round glass houses offer a respite from harsh Wisconsin winters

Serenity and s’mores at the Mohican Treehouse Resort in Ohio’s Amish Country

Serenity and s’mores at the Mohican Treehouse Resort in Ohio’s Amish Country

With nine unique treehouses and six cabins—including an Airstream trailer—the Glenmont resort is the perfect place to reconnect with nature

Southern Louisiana’s Courir de Mardi Gras is a colorful—and sometimes creepy—Cajun tradition

Southern Louisiana’s Courir de Mardi Gras is a colorful—and sometimes creepy—Cajun tradition

The carnival involves going door to door begging for ingredients for gumbo, chasing a live chicken, and sharing a communal stew

The Walmart parking lot: How a symbol of capitalism became an oasis for RVers and van dwellers

The Walmart parking lot: How a symbol of capitalism became an oasis for RVers and van dwellers

By providing free overnight parking, the mega-chain functions as a modern commons for nomads looking for community on the road

Kitsch, thrills, and disappointment: A solo honeymoon in search of a heart-shaped tub

Kitsch, thrills, and disappointment: A solo honeymoon in search of a heart-shaped tub

There are still several places around the country where it’s possible to experience the Poconos' iconic contribution to the lexicon of love