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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2022, 07:37:55 PM »

In Missouri, I assume the local chamber of commerce gets its due mileage out of this one:
https://goo.gl/maps/why6TV3PDFV69CtB7

Or maybe it's just pointing out that the "S" in Summit is upside down.  :spin:
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« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2022, 02:03:35 PM »

King of Prussia, PA off I-76

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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2022, 04:27:19 PM »


There is/was an exit on SR-2 for "Put-in-Bay".
 

Wouldn't you get awful wet driving there?

I believe the exits on 2 now just say "Lake Erie Islands" (referring to Put-in-Bay (aka South Bass Island) and Kelleys Island).  Nonetheless, you need to take a ferry to get to the islands, though in some winters, you could drive to the islands without getting wet.
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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2022, 09:30:27 AM »

I was curious, so I looked it up—both are named after the same guy, Richard I. Bong, who was a flying ace from Superior who later died in a test flight accident. His name ended up getting attached to the recreation area (which is on the other end of the state from Superior) because the site was originally planned to be Bong Air Force Base. They started building it, but before they even got the runway finished, the project was cancelled, probably because someone realized what horrible idea it was to have an air force base that close to O'Hare.

Actually, Bong AFB was cancelled because ballistic missile technology had advanced to the point where the threat model from the USSR had changed.  Prior to ICBM's becoming the dominant first strike weapon, the US felt it had to defend itself against waves of Soviet bombers coming over the north pole to bomb our cities.  So they built a large number of Air Force bases across the northern tier of the lower 48 in the late 40's and throughout the 50's.  Bong would have been another of several bases set up between major cities and the hypothesized north pole attack.

By the early 60's, the range of ballistic missiles had advanced to point where it was unlikely to attack an enemy with hundreds of slow moving bombers.  With the reduced threat from enemy planes, additional bases like Bong were cancelled.  And eventually as the Cold War fizzled out, many active bases got closed down in that northern tier.  But some exist to this day and have been retooled for different purposes than originally intended.
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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2022, 10:05:33 AM »

can't think of any here in colorado. where's the other colorado guy?

Right here! 

Not a ton to choose from in Colorado.

I-70's exit to No Name was listed in the OP.

I-25 exit 191 used to be just called "Exit 191" before they redid it and constructed RidgeGate Parkway, and I-70 exit 354 is just "Exit 354".

I was hoping that some highway had an exit listed to Hygiene, CO, but alas, it doesn't look like it as CO66 is marked for Lyons.

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« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2022, 08:21:02 PM »

can't think of any here in colorado. where's the other colorado guy?

Right here! 

Not a ton to choose from in Colorado.

I-70's exit to No Name was listed in the OP.

I-25 exit 191 used to be just called "Exit 191" before they redid it and constructed RidgeGate Parkway, and I-70 exit 354 is just "Exit 354".

I was hoping that some highway had an exit listed to Hygiene, CO, but alas, it doesn't look like it as CO66 is marked for Lyons.

And I-70 also has an "Exit 218" exit near the Tunnels.

Nameless exits/Ranch Access Exits are common out west.  I saw a lot of those on I-94 in ND.  Utah stared to rename their "Ranch Access" Exits about 15  years ago.
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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2022, 08:36:41 PM »

Not sure if this counts, but there is an auxiliary sign on MA 146 in Worcester at Exit 19 that leads to Walmart Way.
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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2022, 11:29:22 PM »

Nameless exits/Ranch Access Exits are common out west.  I saw a lot of those on I-94 in ND.  Utah stared to rename their "Ranch Access" Exits about 15  years ago.

Unless something has been updated very recently, there are two Ranch Exits still standing in Utah: I-84 exit 12 and I-80 exit 132. The I-80 one is close enough to Salt Lake that I think a lot of people are familiar with the Ranch Exit name, so I'd actually be kind of surprised if that one got renamed. Could easily become "Mt Aire Rd" though. No idea what you'd rename the I-84 one.

At least one more ranch exit has disappeared from I-80 and at least two from I-84. I-15 and I-70 have lost all of their ranch exits (at least three on 15 and four on 70). 215 obviously never had any to begin with.

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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2022, 07:24:15 PM »

Honorable mention for Virginia: I-64 has an exit for Dick Woods Road (exit 114) but unfortunately the road name isn’t on the signs from the interstate.
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« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2022, 10:39:12 PM »

Can't think of much of interest for New York, except perhaps "E Bosket Rd" from NY 17. (And that's only funny-ish because the E doesn't stand for "east".)

Maybe something from Long Island…
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« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2022, 06:50:18 AM »

Can't think of much of interest for New York, except perhaps "E Bosket Rd" from NY 17. (And that's only funny-ish because the E doesn't stand for "east".)

Maybe something from Long Island…

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« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2022, 10:50:45 AM »

Can't think of much of interest for New York, except perhaps "E Bosket Rd" from NY 17. (And that's only funny-ish because the E doesn't stand for "east".)

Maybe something from Long Island…

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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2022, 11:37:48 PM »

While we're doing New York State, we should also mention the sign on the Thruway for "Nyack, So Nyack"!
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Re: Best Creative/Funny Exit Name In Each State...
« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2022, 12:32:38 AM »

Big Beaver Road Exit 69 wins hands down in Michigan, but I do want to throw in an honorable mention, also found on I-75:

An exit of extremes -- Exit 29: Gibraltar/Flat Rock.
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« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2022, 12:48:49 AM »

I-94 in North Dakota.  I believe the place referenced is a cemetery, not where the deer and the antelope play.


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« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2022, 09:56:18 AM »

I-94 in North Dakota.  I believe the place referenced is a cemetery, not where the deer and the antelope play.

I'm sure deer and antelope do play at Home on the Range. It's a youth residential treatment ranch.
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« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2022, 10:28:52 AM »

I-94 in North Dakota.  I believe the place referenced is a cemetery, not where the deer and the antelope play.

I'm sure deer and antelope do play at Home on the Range. It's a youth residential treatment ranch.

That makes more sense, but only the cemetery is identified on Google Maps.  My bad.
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