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Giant Bowling Pin – Must-See Roadside Landmark
  • Tampa, FL

Sunday’s Parade magazine selected a list of “American Originals” they discovered on Roadside America — fun roadside landmarks for their readers to visit this summer. Here are the links:

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 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.

[LINK: Parade Magazine, July 26, 2009 by Tina Dirmann]