16 May SCA Weekly News Review: May 16, 2021
Visiting Some Of Utah’s Top Roadside Attractions
From KSL TV: VERNAL, Utah – Our great state of Utah has nearly 85,000 square miles to explore with a rich history from national parks to prehistoric sites.
But KSL’s Dan Spindle wanted to pique your interest in the great roadside attractions and oddities that might be worth a day trip for that selfie.
Here’s the map with the locations of the top five places you’ve just got to see, plus some honorable mentions — maybe we could call them Instagram worthy — in the four corners of our state, according to SillyAmerica.com.
Tesla CyberLand theme park: Could it become a reality?
From Attractions Magazine: Tesla CyberLand theme park sounds far-fetched, but could the concept some day become a reality? LeaseFetcher car leasing comparison website says “Yes,” and they’ve created the blueprint to prove it.
Tesla CyberLand hasn’t broken ground, or even found its way to a drawing board yet, but Ferrari Land, Volkswagon’s Autostadt, and Toyota’s Mega Web exist, so why couldn’t Tesla create its own theme park?
KFC is changing its packaging. Here’s what it looks like
The chicken chain said the new look is a “more modern take” on the KFC’s signature red and white colors. Colonel Sanders’ head will still adorn the buckets, sandwich wrappers and cups, but the refreshed designs will more closely imitate its original signature bucket.
New owners restoring Wigwam Village motel in Cave City with modern touches, historical context
From WDRB.com: CAVE CITY, Ky. (WDRB) — A unique slice of Americana is getting a modern makeover as new owners restore the Wigwam Village motel in Cave City.
Wigwam Village was built in 1937 by Frank Redford as a way to stand out as more Americans took to the road and motels became increasingly popular.
“He was trying to distinguish his motel from the one down the street,” said Keith Stone, who purchased the property with his partner Megan Smith last year.
Step Back In Time At This Retro-Themed ‘Dive’ Motel
From Coveteur: In its heyday, The Dive Motel played host to Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and travelers who stopped and stayed while road tripping across the United States. It was known back then as The Key Motel, a motor inn that was built in 1956 and situated on the Old Buffalo Trail in East Nashville. When Lyon Porter and partner Jersey Banks got to it, the property was in need of a facelift. “It was like a lot of motels in disrepair, but it had a storied career,” Porter says. “We thought, ‘she’s got great bones, how do we bring her back to life?'” The mission was the kind every creative dreams of working on: take a 1956-era inn, restore and design it, and create an immersive experience for guests that weaves together the romantic nostalgia of decades past.
The property offers 23 one-of-a-kind rooms, a dive bar, and a 60-foot pool and hot tub. “What was so fun about The Dive was that my only design imperative was that every room had antique and found objects,” Porter says. One of his sourcing trips included a drive down to the famed Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas. He loaded up a 30-40-foot truck and hauled back a collection of items he’d come to design the rooms around (amongst other collected treasures).