Most roadside attractions are tourist traps that do everything in their power to draw tourists into the town to stop at the local diner, or advertise a piece of local history.
Every time we drive to Burning Man, after hours of driving through the Great Salt Desert in Utah, we come across this:
There's no plaque, no radio station, It's illegal to even pull over and take a picture of the damn thing. And it's stuck out in the middle of nowhere. I always had a vague curiousity as to what it was. I was sure it was a piece of art, but why would someone build a huge tree in the middle of the desert.
I used the internets to discover:Metaphor: Tree of Utah | Utah.com