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15 Ways to Enjoy Your Summer Tampa, FL Jul 25, 2010
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#5 Visit an American Original

From the World’s Largest Hercules Beetle, in Colorado Springs, to the Tallest Filing Cabinet, in Burlington, Vt., America’s roads are dotted with surprising—and hilarious—landmarks. If you’re not able to see them in person, take a virtual road trip to these and other can’t-miss sites at RoadsideAmerica.com.

 

  1. Seattle, Wash.
    World’s Largest Cowboy Hat and Boots
  2. Crescent, Ore.
    Giant Grizzly Bear With Salmon
  3. Inglewood, Calif.
    Giant Donut
  4. Blackfoot, Idaho
    World’s Largest Baked Potato
  5. Amargosa Valley, Nev.
    World’s Largest Firecracker
  6. Vernal, Utah
    Giant Pink Dinosaur
  7. Carefree, Ariz.
    Giant Sundial
  8. Libby, Mont.
    Giant Eagle Statues
  9. Douglas, Wyo.
    World’s Largest Jackalope
  10. Colorado Springs, Colo.
    World’s Largest Hercules Beetle
  11. Alamogordo, N.M.
    World’s Largest Pistachio Nut
  12. Jamestown, N.D.
    World’s Largest Buffalo
  13. Huron, S.D.
    World’s Largest Pheasant
  14. Hebron, Neb.
    World’s Largest Porch Swing
  15. Goodland, Kan.
    Giant Reproduction of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers on an 80-ft. Easel
  16. Foyil, Okla.
    World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole
  17. Freer, Tex.
    World’s Largest Rattlesnake
  18. Akeley, Minn.
    Paul Bunyan Statue
  19. Hayward, Wis.
    World’s Largest Muskie
  20. Strawberry Point, Iowa
    World’s Largest Strawberry
  21. Kansas City, Mo.
    World’s Largest Shuttlecock
  22. Eureka Springs, Ark.
    World’s Largest Tuned Wind Chimes
  23. Rayne, La.
    Giant Frog Statue
  24. Lincoln, Ill.
    World’s Largest Covered Wagon (featuring Giant Abe Lincoln)
  25. Louisville, Ky.
    World’s Largest Baseball Bat
  26. Knoxville, Tenn.
    World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube
  27. Gulfport, Miss.
    World’s Largest Rocking Chair
  28. Dothan, Ala.
    Giant Hog
  29. Montague, Mich.
    World’s Largest Weathervane
  30. Mentone, Ind.
    World’s Largest Egg
  31. Dresden, Ohio
    World’s Largest Basket
  32. Ashburn, Ga.
    World’s Largest Peanut
  33. Tampa, Fla.
    Giant Bowling Pin
  34. Chester, W.Va.
    World’s Largest Teapot
  35. High Point, N.C.
    World’s Largest Chest of Drawers
  36. Gaffney, S.C.
    World’s Largest Peach
  37. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
    Giant Cow
  38. Richmond, Va.
    Giant Milk Bottles
  39. Hancock, Maine
    Giant Lobster
  40. Burlington, Vt.
    World’s Tallest Filing Cabinet
  41. Hampton, N.H.
    Giant Pirate
  42. Flanders, N.Y.
    The Big Duck
  43. Wellesley, Mass.
    Giant Rotating Globe
  44. Norwich, Ct.
    Giant Statue of a Man Holding an American Flag
  45. Providence, R.I.
    Giant Rooftop Dragon Statue
  46. Margate City, N.J.
    World’s Largest Elephant
  47. Baltimore, Md.
    Giant Pineapple
  48. Newark, Del.
    Giant Doctor’s Bag With Stethoscope
  49. Anchorage, Alaska
    Giant Roller Skate
  50. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
    Life-size Whale Statue

[Parade Magazine, July 2010]