Roadtrippers.com is our favorite tool for finding cool and unusual stops (see this article) mostly in the USA. We also find out about cool places thru social media, Google
Maps, books, YouTube videos, and listening to other travelers. We remember them by adding them to our Want To Go list in Google Maps. Check out this photo album with just a few of the fun places we’ve been. Read the comments to learn how we found each one. We also taught a class about this on Oct 6, here are the class materials.
When we find one, we add it to our Google Maps “Want to Go” list. This way we’ll be reminded of the place whenever we are perusing the map in that area. Here’s a video to show you how: