Nothing speaks to an all-American summer than loading up your vehicle and hitting the open road to explore the winding highways and roads that traverse the country. There is no shortage of roadside attractions to see, and some equally exciting places to stay. Some offer a journey back to the days of the wild American Frontier, while others are architectural wonders that resemble anything but a hotel.
While Best Western hotels typically have standard accommodations, the Best Western Denver Southwest in Lakewood, Colorado offers prehistoric trappings. The interior is covered in replica dinosaur bones and specimens, an ode to the area’s paleontological history. In Chattanooga, Tennessee a stayover at the Choo Choo Hotel is a must for train enthusiasts. The former train station features train cars transformed into hotel rooms for a night on the rails. From a giant potato-turned-hotel to a set of little motels once home to workers who built the Glen Canyon Dam, here are some of our favorite roadside motels and hotels.