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A roadside attraction is a large tourist attraction along side the road and is used by a community or area to present some information or history of the community or area, sometimes even just a mascott. Add the roadside attraction you have found in your travels across the country or around the world.
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Roadside AttractionsWichita Falls, Texas: World's Smallest Skyscraper

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Only four stories tall, and skinny. Built by a con man who duped the city into believing he would build a 40 story skyscraper. You can climb the skyscraper; access is through the Artifact Emporium antique shop next door.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/20/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsWink, TX: Roy Orbison Museum

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The square-faced early rocker with the giant sunglasses is remembered in his home town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/20/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsWeatherford, Texas: Peter Pan Statue

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A sculpture of Broadway actress Mary Martin. It is a bronze depiction of her in the iconic role of Peter Pan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsMoo-La the Cow - Stephenville, TX

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Moo-La is the name of the fiberglass Holstein cow statue in the center of Stephenville. Erath County is the "No. 1 Dairy County in Texas."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsHome of the World's Largest Pecan - Seguin, TX

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Nut title regained by Texas 30 years after it lost it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsSamuel Gompers - Awful Statue - San Antonio, TX

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We're not quite sure why Gompers looks as strange as he does, but there's no doubt that he has an oversized head, no neck, and pipe-like arms and shoulders (He did not have those things in real life). -

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsRemains of the Alamo Dead - San Antonio, TX

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The bones of the valiant defenders of the Alamo in a sarcophagus at the entrance of San Fernando Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsKorean War Foxhole - San Antonio, TX

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A unique monument to Korean War Veterans hunkers down in a small public park across from San Antonio's performing arts center. Entitled "Night Watch," the sculpture depicts beleaguered soldiers visible from chest up on a large rock cairn.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsSalado, Texas: Indian Mermaid Statue

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A mermaid sits in a stream. Her arms are extended forward and rest on her fin. Beside her is a large catfish.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsRockport, Texas: World's Largest Blue Crab

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The original crab was made of paper mache and chicken wire and sat on the roof of a local crab cake restaurant. Battered by hurricanes, it was removed and buried in 1976. But the town never forgot it, and in 2012 it unveiled a new, better crab.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: 12/17/2015

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Roadside AttractionsParis, Texas: Jesus Wears Cowboy Boots

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The unique grave monument of Willet Babcock depicts Jesus carrying the cross, with his cowboy boot peeking out from under his robe. No spurs.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsEiffel Tower With Big Cowboy Hat - Paris, TX

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Passersby do a double-take when they drive by the civic center in the Texas town of Paris. It's not just that dark metal replica Eiffel Tower -- it's the fact that it is adorned with a giant cowboy hat.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: 12/23/2015

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Roadside AttractionsJohn Wilkes Booth Did Not Die! Murals - Granbury, TX

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A restaurant that is a former saloon has painted murals of Booth strolling through his bar and Jesse James about to shoot a bear. Neither is identified in the paintings.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: 1/21/2016

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Roadside AttractionsOdessa Meteor Crater - Odessa, TX

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The crater is free to explore from a trail, and an adjacent museum provides more information and sells fragments of the meteor based on weight. A nearby Texas historical plaque claims that the bulk of the space rock is still buried 170 feet below.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsDan Blocker Memorial - Hoss's Head - O'Donnell, TX

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A small lot turned town park -- Heritage Plaza -- is where you find the head of native son Dan Blocker, Bonanza's Hoss Cartwright.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsMonahans, TX: Desert Sand Dunes of Texas

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Monahans Sandhills State Park stretches across almost 4,000 acres of powdery sand dunes, some up to 70 feet high.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsMineral Wells, TX: Famous Mineral Water - Crazy Water

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Mineral Wells was once a mecca for its healing waters. You can still get free a taste at Famous Mineral Water Co. or purchase bottle available in various beneficial concentrations and flavors.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsMineral Wells, Texas: Laumdronat - Washing Machine Museum

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The oddly spelled laundromat business also contains a display of vintage clothes cleaning appliances, wash tubs and wash boards.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsMarble Falls, Texas: Dead Man's Hole

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The bones of at least 17 men supposedly lie at the bottom of the hole, some after they were strung up on the oak tree that used to hang over it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsManor, Texas: Footprint of Johnny Depp

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In January 1993 a young Johnny Depp left his footprint, Hollywood-style, in the cement sidewalk in front of the grocery store where he worked in the film, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/19/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsIraan, Texas: Alley Oop Land

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A playground dedicated to V.T. Hamlin, who lived in Iraan when he created the Alley Oop comic strip.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsHutto, Texas: Hutto Hippo Statues

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About 100 concrete hippos are scattered throughout the "Hippo Capital of Texas," including a large one in front of the high school, in tribute to an escaped circus hippo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsHico, Texas: Statue of Billy the Kid, Maybe

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Ollie "Brushy Bill" Roberts died in Hico in 1950, claiming he was 91-year-old Billy the Kid. In 1987 the town erected a strangely lumpy statue of Billy firing his six-shooter, with a plaque supporting Brushy's claim.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsGrave of Brushy Bill Roberts, or maybe Billy The Kid - Hamilton, TX

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There are two graves in New Mexico that say Billy the Kid was shot dead there in 1881 and one in Texas that says he wasn't.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2015

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsGalveston, Texas: Hurricane Ike Tree Sculptures

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After Hurricane Ike hit Galveston September 13, 2008, many trees were left damaged or dead. Instead of chopping all of the dead trees down, some artists have sculpted a wide variety of tree sculptures throughout the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2015

last visited: never

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