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Rare Visions and Roadside...
Genre: Cultural
Road trips DULL? Not if you get off the interstate, where all kinds of grassroots art and odd little roadside attractions are waiting to be found. Enjoy these tongue-in-cheek tours through Americana with Randy Mason, Michael Murphy and Don "the camera-guy" as your guides.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #506
Airs Thursday April 17th
Next it's big sky country as the guys invade Montana. Things start off in Joliet to see Charles Ringer's sculptures, and then near Bozeman to the not-to-be-missed site of the peeing ox sculpture. Next it's Missoula and more sculptures at "Urethra Park", followed by Lee Steen's wood figures in Great Falls. More Montana, the Buffalo Nickel Buffalo and Ol' Shep statue in Benton. They wrap things up in Montana at Roundup at Tim Anderson's "Little Mansion." The big finale is, where else, but Regent, North Dakota and the Enchanted Highway.
26 minutes long
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Episode #601
Airs Tuesday April 22nd
More adventures in Arkansas--with guitar maker Ed Stilley near Beaver Lake, sculptor Finton Shaw in Conway, the Old Mill and World's Second Largest Sundial in North Little Rock and the Coat of Many Duck Heads at the Agricultural Museum in Stuttgart.
27 minutes long
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Episode #602
Airs Thursday April 24th
Giant chain link sculptures by Robert Wells in Grannis, AR, the legend of the Boggy Creek Monster in Texarkana, Charles Stagg's amazing home and artwork outside Beaumont, TX and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.
27 minutes long
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Episode #603
Airs Tuesday April 29th
We head into the bayou of Louisiana to see Kenny Hill's Garden of Salvation in Chauvin, then on to the Big Easy (New Orleans) to meet folk artists Dr. Bob and Big Al Taplet. On the Pearl River north of Lake Ponchartrain Mike confronts his fear of alligators, and in Convington we drop in on the wild and wacky UCM Museum.
27 minutes long
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Episode #604
Airs Thursday May 1st
The journey starts in Ocean Springs, MS at the WalterAnderson Musem, heads north to McComb for Bette Mott's Gingerbread House tour, then on to Bovina, to see Earl Simmon's Folk Art Gallery. In Vicksburg, the boys meet painter Kenneth Humphreys and visit the amazing roadside attraction known as Margaret's Grocery.
27 minutes long
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Episode #605
Airs Tuesday May 6th
Northbound now, the highlight include the World's Largest Coffeepot in Stanton, IA, another Big Ball of Twine in Darwin, Minnesota, the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices in Minneapolis, and Louis Wippich's Molehill environment in Sauk Rapids, MN.
27 minutes long
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Episode #606
Airs Thursday May 8th
Wisconsin has so much great stuff to see--LaReau's World of Miniatures in Pardee, Clyde Winia's dinosaur marsh outside Marshfield, the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan (even the bathrooms are fun) and the most prolific artist we've ever met, dentist Rudy Rotter in Manituwoc.
27 minutes long
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Episode #901
Airs Tuesday May 13th
Pun-tastic assemblage maker John Woods in Kansas City, KS; 93-year old chewing gum artist Betty Milliken in Lawrence, KS; Kracht's Castle in Junction City, KS and the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things in Lucas, KS.
26 minutes long
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Episode #906
Airs Thursday May 15th
Elvis jumpsuit maker Kay Murphy in Mexico, MO; scrap metal welder Bob Smithy in Plevna, MO; a great grotto at Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA; the World's Largest Cheeto in Algona, IA and Dick Kopp's Planet Garbage creations in Fort Dodge, IA.
26 minutes long
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Episode #201
Trip 1
Stops to look at J.C. Carter's metal sculptures and singing dogs near Warrensburg, MO; the world's second-largest collection of farm implement seats in Ionia, MO; Larry Bagget's stonework, including a monument to the Trail of Tears, outside Rolla, MO; and a visit to Lambert's Restaurant, "the home of throwed rolls," in Sikeston, MO.
28 minutes long
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Episode #202
Trip 2
Stops include the gravesite of Major Ray, real-life inspiration for Buster Brown in Hornersville, MO; a visit with whirlygig artist John North in Alton, IL; the shrine of the Black Madonna in Eureka, MO; and the "Elvis Is Alive" museum off I-70 at Wright City.
28 minutes long
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Episode #203
Trip 3
- A visit with painter Robert E. Smith in Springfield, MO; stops at Ralph Lanning's Roadside Sculpture Park in Republic, MO; Quigley's Castle and a giant Ozark shoe tree outside Eureka Springs, AR; Tiny Town and the bath houses of Hot Springs, AR; and Michael Brewer, half of Brewer and Shipley, sings "I Hate Country" on Highway 76 in Branson, MO.
28 minutes long
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Episode #204
Trip 4
Stops include a 300-foot fence sculpted from tools and appliances in Collinsville, OK; Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park near Foyil, OK; Big Brutus, the electric mining shovel in West Mineral, KS; the Dinosaur Not-So-National Park near Erie, KS; and "the Flying Nun House" in Pittsburg, KS.
28 minutes long
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Episode #205
Trip 5
Stops include a visit with carver Mark Negus in Blue Springs, MO; the incredible Hammer Shed in Norborne, MO; the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City, NE; paper mache creator Reece Crawford in Omaha, NE; and the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, IA.
28 minutes long
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Tue Jun 3rd @ 7:30 pm

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Episode #206
Iowa, WIsconsin, MInnesota
Stops include a look at the works of chainsaw artist Dan Slaughter of McGregor, IA; the Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden in Cochrane, WI; The Grotto in Dickeyville, WI; and visits with art-missionary and painter Anthony Yoder of Joetown, IA and Judy Onofrio, found-object sculptor, from Rochester, MN.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jun 5th @ 7:30 pm

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Episode #505
Previously aired Tuesday April 15th
This episode lands the guys in the Cowboy State, Wyoming. They start off in Cheyenne to take a look at concrete sculptures and bottle buildings as well as Fred Apadocas' "That's Incredible" yard. Then it' s on to Laramie to the Ames Pyramid, followed by the Fossil House in Como Bluff. They stop by the birthplace of the Jackalope in Douglas and end up in Sheridan at a welded memorial to Lewis & Clark.
26 minutes long
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Episode #504
Previously aired Thursday April 10th
The guys start off in the steel mill town of Pueblo, Colorado to visit with painter/poet Tony Perniciarro, and then it's off to Colorado Springs to see humongous yard sculptures by Starr Kempf. Next, they roll into Denver, the mile-high city, to talk with carver Bill Potts and head to Boulder to meet Jennifer Heath, author of a book on velvet painting. They wind up in Ft. Collins at the Swetsville Zoo & Chrome Rose Gallery.
26 minutes long
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Episode #503
Previously aired Tuesday April 8th
This time they begin in Kansas at the Atomic Cannon in Fort Riley, then for a little change of pace head to a Historical Lingerie Show in Junction City. Then it's on to Belleville to the Mechanical Miniatures at the Boyer Gallery and the famous world's largest ball of twine in Cawker City. Next it's to Lucas to take in the Garden of Eden and the Grassroots Art Museum. Still in Kansas, they head to Vera's Tavern in Hunter and the Hall of Presidential Also Rans in Norton. They end up in Genoa, Colorado at the Genoa Wonder Tower.
26 minutes long
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Episode #502
Previously aired Thursday April 3rd
The guys start off in Arenzville, Illinois at the Burgoo Capitol of the World, then head to Grand Junction, Michigan to take a look at the world's largest wicker chair. They spend the rest of their time in Michigan taking in George Zysk's Sign Shrine in Grand Haven, the Traveler's International Restaurant and Tuba Museum in Okemos, the world's largest lugnut in East Lansing and Dmitri Szylak's Disneyland North in Hamtramck. And of course you can't say you've seen Detroit unless you visit Tyree Guyton's Heidelberg Project and Silvio Barile' s Italian American Cultural Historical Museum.
26 minutes long
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Episode #501
Previously aired Tuesday April 1st
Randy, Mike & Don the Camera Guy begin their fifth season of uncovering Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations, but not before Reverend Dwight Frizzell gives the NEW VAN some precautionary mojo for its maiden voyage. Once on the road, the guys give their respects to Jim the Wonderdog in Marshall, MO, and then honor those flower children at the country's only Hippie Memorial in Arcola, IL. From there, it's on to a house made of Fresca bottles, a totem pole carver, the Jubilee Rock Gardens, and an amazing assortment of odds & ends.
26 minutes long
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Episode #406
Previously aired Thursday March 27th
The guys hit must-see spots beginning with Butch Anthony's Alabama Mamma Jamma Car and Woods of Wonder Museum in Pittsview, AL. Other stops featured are: Land of Pasaquan, Buena Vista, GA; W.C. Rice's Cross Garden; Prattville, AL; and Reverend Howard Finster, Summerville, GA.
26 minutes long
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Episode #405
Previously aired Tuesday March 25th
Mike, Randy and Don the Camera Guy take in more rare visions from Viola Hull's house in Kosciusko, Mississippi; and stop for a visit with quilter Yvonne Wells. Also includes brief encounters with clay Painter Jimmie Lee Suddeth in Fayette, AL, Ave Maria Grotto in Culmin, AL and the World's Largest Cast Iron Sculpture in Birmingham, AL.
26 minutes long
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Episode #404
Previously aired Thursday March 20th
It all starts in Brownsville, Tennessee - a quest to capture a one-of- a-kind metal sculpture from Billy Tripp. With a taste of the arts in mind, the tour continues to Memphis with a visit to the Center for Southern Folklore, the Crystal Shrine Grotto and a visit with local painter Joe Light.
26 minutes long
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Episode #403
Previously aired Tuesday March 18th
The adventure begins with some favorite American flavors. In St. Louis, Missouri we dine out with the "Dark Side of the Corn Dog," and then top it off with the World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. The last retreats of this episode take place in Kentucky with a visit with painter Helen LaFrance in Boaz, the Wigwam Village Motel in Cave City, and a meeting with J. L. Nippurs, a wood butcher from Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
26 minutes long
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Episode #306
Wisconsin, MInnesota, South Dakota
Mike, Randy and Don The Camera Guy continue to explore the northern plains. They begin with a visit to the Giant Muskie in Hayward, WI, followed by stops at the Wegner Grotto near Cataract. Bottles are on their minds as they see the World's Largest Six Pack and Paul Hefti's bottle art in LaCrosse. The last part of their trip includes visits to the Jolly Green Giant in Blue Lake, MN, and the incredible Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD.
28 minutes long
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Episode #305
Wisconsin
The trio discovers Wisconsin has a lot to offer those in search of rare visions. They begin this leg of their journey with a stop at Dr. Evermore's Forevertron in Baraboo. They marvel at Wisconsin's Largest Tree before visiting the Grotto Gardens in Rudolph. In Aniwa, they meet a backyard lion tamer, and in Phillips, they find Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park.
28 minutes long
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Episode #304
Trip 10
The guys finally track down the elusive "World's Largest Pecan," which was in Brunswick, MO, all along. Once into Illinois, they visit the birthplace of the corn dog in Springfield, Charles Smith's yard environment in Aurora, and play miniature golf in a funeral home in Palatine. They begin their exploration of Wisconsin with stops at the Mt. Horeb Mustard Museum and the Painted Forest in Valton.
28 minutes long
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Episode #303
Trip 9
Back in the Midwest, Randy, Mike and Don travel to Dearborn, MO, to spend some time with whimsical sculptor Rhett Johnson. Traveling north to Nebraska, they visit Loi Vo and his sculptures made from car bumpers in Lincoln, see the World's Largest Time Capsule in Seward, relax in Ole's Big Game Lounge in Paxton, and play a bit of catch in the shadows of Carhenge, Alliance's tribute to Britain's Druids.
28 minutes long
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Episode #206
Iowa, WIsconsin, MInnesota
Stops include a look at the works of chainsaw artist Dan Slaughter of McGregor, IA; the Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden in Cochrane, WI; The Grotto in Dickeyville, WI; and visits with art-missionary and painter Anthony Yoder of Joetown, IA and Judy Onofrio, found-object sculptor, from Rochester, MN.
28 minutes long
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Episode #205
Trip 5
Stops include a visit with carver Mark Negus in Blue Springs, MO; the incredible Hammer Shed in Norborne, MO; the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City, NE; paper mache creator Reece Crawford in Omaha, NE; and the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, IA.
28 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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Episode #204
Trip 4
Stops include a 300-foot fence sculpted from tools and appliances in Collinsville, OK; Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park near Foyil, OK; Big Brutus, the electric mining shovel in West Mineral, KS; the Dinosaur Not-So-National Park near Erie, KS; and "the Flying Nun House" in Pittsburg, KS.
28 minutes long
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Episode #203
Trip 3
- A visit with painter Robert E. Smith in Springfield, MO; stops at Ralph Lanning's Roadside Sculpture Park in Republic, MO; Quigley's Castle and a giant Ozark shoe tree outside Eureka Springs, AR; Tiny Town and the bath houses of Hot Springs, AR; and Michael Brewer, half of Brewer and Shipley, sings "I Hate Country" on Highway 76 in Branson, MO.
28 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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