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A Roadside Attraction is an unusual, often oversized or comical 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 mascot. Add the Roadside Attraction you have found in your travels across the country or around the world. This category is NOT for general tourist locations that would better fit in the Official Local Tourism Attractions category
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A Cowboy Muffler Man stands in front of the Cadillac Ranch RV Park at 2601 Hope Rd, Amarillo, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: 11/15/2021

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In proximity to Cadillac Ranch, and in tribute they've angled three vintage Cadillacs on pedestals near their derrick-style RV sign -- for your snapshot pleasure. Also a Muffler Man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Texas

date approved: 1/30/2022

last visited: 1/31/2022

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One of America's most notable Roadside Attractions; conceived and funded by an eccentric local man, helium tycoon Stanley Marsh 3. The Cadillac Ranch consists of 10 finned vintage Cadillac cars, buried nose first in a field about 12 miles (19km) fro

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53

location: Texas

date approved: 3/11/2006

last visited: 9/12/2019

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A Quanah Parker Trail Arrow, at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, northwest of Amarillo, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Texas

date approved: 12/26/2019

last visited: 11/15/2021

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While walking around the city I found a couple of the weird signs. The coordinates are for the one pictured. There are more at various locations around town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/13/2015

last visited: 6/4/2020

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Inspired by a similar set of big legs in the Egyptian desert, Stanley Marsh 3 (who commissioned the nearby Cadillac Ranch) paid a guy named Lightnin' McDuff to build the legs.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/13/2015

last visited: 5/1/2020

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A mesa floating above the ground. Best viewed from a distance as the closer you get the illusion disappears. Listed on the Smithsonian Art Inventory, but I can't waymark as such. Only 1 picture. 35.270929,-102.029355 is best view.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/18/2014

last visited: never

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Demonstrate your super-strength by spinning a 1.5-ton ball of stone ball that floats on a thin film of water.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/23/2015

last visited: 5/15/2020

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Bob Lee opened the Big Texan in 1960. It stood along Route 66 in Amarillo. In 1962 a cowboy came in so hungry that he said he could "eat a whole cow." Bob decided to see if that was true. He quit after 72 ounces. So that's how the legend started.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Texas

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: 6/23/2021

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Meet Tex Randall. Yelp, they sure do make'm big in Texas!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Texas

date approved: 8/25/2010

last visited: 9/15/2020

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Huge place, spend the whole day

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 9/14/2020

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This Quana Parker Trail Arrow pierces the ground behind the former Magnolia Service Station on Route 66 in Vega, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Texas

date approved: 11/26/2019

last visited: 11/15/2021

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A collection dedicated to the Mother Road

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Texas

date approved: 7/25/2007

last visited: 10/26/2019

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Roosters Rest (Short for Roosters Restaurant I guess) A Mexican hole in the wall type café. A former Shell gas service station, standing alongside Route 66 in Oldham County the midpoint of the Mother Road, Vega, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Texas

date approved: 1/30/2015

last visited: 10/26/2019

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Located near Boot Hill on the Cal Farley's Boy Ranch.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: 5/20/2020

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In front of his dugout he planted the tree for his wife.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 2/12/2019

last visited: 5/20/2020

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Official Motto: ""The Town Without a Frown." Unofficial Motto: "We didn't like the movie either."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 2/11/2019

last visited: 9/14/2020

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This Roadside Attraction is just off I-40 Exit 96 (Hwy 207) near Conway, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Texas

date approved: 7/2/2014

last visited: 10/30/2021

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Robert Harris built the Bent Door in 1947, and in 1995 saved it from demolition. Mr. Harris passed a few years ago, before he could restore the property.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Texas

date approved: 12/31/2007

last visited: 10/26/2019

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This small town is famous for being 1,139 miles from both Los Angeles and Chicago--the ends of Route 66.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Texas

date approved: 10/30/2010

last visited: 10/26/2019

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A famous cafe at the exact midpoint of Route 66.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/18/2014

last visited: 10/26/2019

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Located next to the XIT General Office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: 11/14/2021

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One of several large arrows found along the Quanah Parker Trail; in a small park in Dumas, TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Texas

date approved: 7/12/2020

last visited: 11/12/2021

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A 22-foot-tall steel arrow by artist Charles A. Smith marks sites where the Comanches, and their last chief, Quanah Parker, hunted, traded, lived, traveled, and fought.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Texas

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: 9/15/2020

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One of the original Ozark Trails Association obelisks from the 1920s stands proudly in the center of Maxwell and Broadway Streets near the Swisher County Courthouse in downtown Tulia TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 2/11/2019

last visited: 9/16/2020

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