Most of the world’s largest man-made structures are located along highways. Here’s a list of the world’s most
spectacular roadsides attractions.
1. Lion’s Head
This impressive roadside attraction is located in Kennon Road, Baguio City in the Philippines. A trip to the “Summer
Capital of the Philippines” is incomplete without stopping by and taking some photo souvenir on this famous
landmark which is synonymous to Baguio City.
2. World’s Largest Dinosaur
The “World’s Largest Dinosaur” is the name of a model Tyrannosaurus rex located in the town of Drumheller in Alberta, Canadian. Built of fiberglass and steel, have a height of 25 meters (82 ft) and a length of 46 meters (151 ft), considerably larger than the largest known specimens of the actual dinosaur which reached up to 12.8 m (42 ft) in length, and was up to 4 m (13 ft) tall at the hips.
3. World’s Biggest Shoes
Marikina City owns the distinction of having crafted the world’s largest pair of shoes, each measuring 5.5 meters long, 2.25 meters wide and 1.83 meters high. The heel alone measures 41 centimeters or 16 inches. The P2-million shoes can reportedly fit to a 37.5-meter or 125-foot giant. Around 30 people could put their feet into the colossal shoes simultaneously.
4. Big Banana
The Big Banana is a tourist attraction in the city of Coffs Harbour, NSW and consists of a large building in the shape of a banana. Many banana-related products are shown or sold, and the grounds of the building are a banana plantation. Built in 1964, it was the first of Australia’s Big Things.
5. Giant Calamba (Clay Pot)
This famous landmark is located in the hometown of the Philippines’ national hero – Dr. Jose Rizal in Calamba,
Laguna. Calamba means pot in English.
6. World’s Largest Muskie
The world’s largest muskie is located at the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Muskellunge are known by a wide variety of trivial names including Ohio muskellunge, Great Lakes muskellunge,
barred muskellunge, Ohio River pike, jack pike, unspotted muskellunge and the Wisconsin muskellunge. Stephen
T. Boulden is one of Wisconsin’s most well-known Muskellunge anglers today.
7. World’s Largest Basket
The world’s largest basket is situated in Newark, Ohio, USA. It is one of the major roadside attractions in the area.
8. Largest Hat and Cowboy Boots
Hat ‘n’ Boots is a roadside attraction and landmark in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. A former gas station, it is billed as the largest hat and cowboy boots in America. To preserve this landmark, the City of Seattle moved the Hat ‘n’ Boots to the new Oxbow Park in December, 2003.
9. World’s Largest Rubber Stamp
Free Stamp, an outdoor sculpture of a rubber stamp, owns the title of World’s Largest Rubber Stamp. The artwork,
which was designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, is located in Willard Park. The dimensions of the
sculpture are 28 ft 10 in by 26 ft by 49 ft.
10. World’s Largest Buffalo
The World’s Largest Buffalo is a sculpture of an American Bison located in Jamestown, North Dakota at the Frontier Village. It was built in 1959 by local businessman Harold Newman. It can be seen from Interstate 94, overlooking the city from above the James River valley. The statue is a significant tourist draw for Jamestown and the source of its nickname, The Buffalo City. It is 26 feet (7.9 m) tall, 46 feet (14 m) long and weighs 60 tons. It was constructed with stucco and cement around a steel beam frame shaped with wire mesh. The final cost of construction was approximately $8500 in 1969; a significant overrun from initial estimates closer to $4600. The concrete slab that lies under the sculpture was added later and was not included in the initial cost.
11. World’s Largest Holstein Cow
Salem Sue or The World’s Largest Holstein Cow is a large fiberglass holtein cow sculpture located in New Salem,
North Dakota. Salem Sue was built in 1974 for $40,000. The project was sponsored by the New Salem Lions Club in honor of the local dairy farming industry. The statue stands 38 feet high and is 50 feet long. It sits on School Hill near Interstate 94 and can be viewed for several miles.
12. Jolly Green Giant
The Jolly Green Giant is a symbol of the Green Giant food company of the US, appearing as a smiling green-skinned giant wearing a tunic, wreath and boots made of leaves. In 1973, JGG teamed up with “Little Green Sprout”, the diminutive young green giant. Created by Leo Burnett, the Giant first appeared in advertisements in 1928; the name originally came from a variety of unusually large pea called the “Green Giant” that the company canned and sold.
13. Big Chicken
The Big Chicken is a KFC restaurant in Marietta, Georgia, which features a large steel-sided structure designed in
the appearance of a chicken rising up from the top of the building. It is located at the city’s biggest intersection of
Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road and is a well-known landmark in the area.
14. World’s Tallest Thermometer
The world’s tallest thermometer is a landmark located in Baker, California, USA. It is technically an electric sign,
ratherthan a tall thermometer; however, it exists as a tribute to the record 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees
Celsius) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913. It stands 134 feet tall and is capable of displaying a
maximum temperature of 134, both a reference to the temperature record.
15. World’s Largest Axe
The world’s largest axe is situated in Nackawic in New Brunswick, Canada. It is one of the major roadside attractions in the area.
16. The Big Nickel – World’s largest Coin
The Big Nickel is a nine-meter (30 ft) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel, located at the grounds of Dynamic Earth in
Ontario, Canada. It is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, as the world’s largest coin. The twelve-sided nickel is
located on a small hill overlooking the intersection of Municipal Road 55 and Big Nickel Drive.
17. World’s Largest Pysanka
The world’s largest pysanka is located in Vegreville in Alberta, Canada. A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.
18. World’s Largest Kielbasa
The world’s largest kielbasa is located in Mundane in Alberta, Canada. Kielbasa comes from the Polish word kie?basa for sausage. The word has become a commonly used North American term for Eastern European styles of sausage, including Ukrainian sausage, which is called kovbasa or kubasa.
19. World’s Tallest Teepee
The world’s largest teepee is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta. It is one of the major roadside attractions in the area.
20. Golden Guitar – World’s Largest Guitar
The Golden Guitar is one of the many “big attractions” that can be found around Australia and is located in Tamworth, New South Wales. This monument is one of the best-known points of interest in Western NSW. It is also a major attraction during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
21. Big Merino
The Big Merino is a 15 meter tall concrete Merino sheep (a type of sheep that is drought tolerant), located in Goulburn, NSW, Australia. Nicknamed “Rambo” by locals, the Big Merino contains a gift shop on the ground floor and a wool display on the second floor. Visitors can climb to the top and look out through the Merino’s eyes to view the local area.
22. Big Pineapple
The Big Pineapple is a tourist attraction and working farm situated at Woombye near Nambour, Queensland. There
are rides, tours of pineapple plantations and other agricultural products, shops, restaurants and exhibits for visitors
to enjoy. The Big Pineapple is 16 meters high and was originally opened in 1971. Entry is free. The attraction went
on the market in June 2005.
These roadside attractions will surely catch your attention and will cause you to stop to take a closer look or take some photos for souvenir.
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