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Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with Cheese in Black River Falls, Wisconsin - roadside attractions in Wisconsin

Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with Cheese in Wisconsin

Say cheese! If there’s one type of roadside attraction you’re sure to find when road tripping through Wisconsin, it’s the giant mouse. Specifically the giant mouse with cheese, such as this big boy: the Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with cheese in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is known, after all, for its cheese and with cheese...

Justin Queal Home Run mural in Omaha, Nebraska - Omaha baseball mural street art

Justin Queal Home Run mural in Omaha, Nebraska

Driving East of Cuming Street in Omaha, Nebraska, you might find yourself confronted by a big, bright, red, white, and blue mural depicting a baseball player and a union laborer. That is the Home Run mural by local artist Justin Queal. And it’s worth pulling over to see for yourself. The Omaha mural was painted on the side of the historic J.F. Bloom Building in...

Giant Fiberglass Cowboy Statue in Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Dells Muffler Man and Roadside Attractions in Wisconsin

Giant Fiberglass Cowboy Statue in Wisconsin Dells

There’s a giant fiberglass cowboy statue in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It’s located just around the corner from the larger than life Sinclair Dinosaur and lives outside of Knuckleheads Family Entertainment Center and Buffalo Phil’s Restaurant and Arcade a theme restaurant that itself is a road trip destination: the food is delivered by train. But back to...

Plantoir Sculpture: Giant Garden Trowel in Des Moines, Iowa | Des Moines Public Art in Iowa roadside attractions

Plantoir Sculpture: Giant Garden Trowel in Des Moines, Iowa

Do you have a big garden that needs some planting or weeding? Then I just might have the tool for you. The giant garden trowel (AKA the Plantoir Sculpture) in Des Moines, Iowa is so big it could dig up all your soil in one fell swoop. Plantoir (the French name for the garden tool) was the vision of pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Sculpted in 2011...

World's Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska | Nebraska Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska

The World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska has seen better days. Once upon a time, this Nebraska roadside attraction was a glorious example of mimetic architecture. Picture it. A fine white building, 50 feet long and 50 feet tall, topped with a brown wagon bed and a crisp round cover made from roofing shingles. Four 24-foot wheels, in themselves...

L.P. Anderson Tire Factory Muffler Man in Billings, Montana | Montana Roadside Attractions

L.P. Anderson Tire Co. Muffler Man in Billings, Montana

Did I ever mention that I have a thing for men with beards? Well, I do. Especially tall (really tall), dark, and handsome men with beards. Men like the L.P. Anderson Co. muffler man in Billings, Montana. He’s just perfect, right? This dreamboat is a Paul Bunyan-style lumberjack muffler man. Aside from his thick dark beard, he wears a bright green cap, white...

World's Largest Dilly Bar Ice Cream at the Dairy Queen in Moorhead, Minnesota | Minnesota Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Dilly Bar in Moorhead, Minnesota

Have you ever had a dilly bar? It’s an iconic Dairy Queen novelty treat that consists of a disc of soft serve coated in hardened chocolate (or cherry or butterscotch candy) served on a stick. On a hot summer day I could probably eat ten of them. Or, I don’t know, maybe one GIANT one like the world’s largest Dilly Bar in Moorhead, Minnesota. The...

Giant Sinclair Dinosaur in Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Roadside Attractions

Giant Sinclair Dinosaur in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

There are Sinclair dinosaurs and then there are Sinclair dinosaurs. There are the ones that you happen upon at the side of the road, ones that are a welcome surprise when looking for gas. And then there are the ones you seek out, true bucket list roadside attractions. There’s the Sinclair Dinosaur in Sinclair, Wyoming (home of the oil refinery). There’s...

Sinclair Dinosaur in Thedford, Nebraska at a Sinclair Gas Station on the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway | Nebraska Roadside Attractions

Sinclair Dinosaur in Thedford, Nebraska

If you’re taking a road trip and pass a Sinclair Gas Station it is required that you slow the car down to a crawl and carefully observe the property to see if there is an elusive dinosaur statue on site. And, if there is, if you see a Sinclair dino, you must immediately point and yell, “DINO!” and swerve to pull into the station to say hello and...