Big Sweep in Denver, Colorado - Giant dustpan and broom roadside attraction at the Denver Art Museum

Big Sweep – Giant Dustpan and Broom in Denver, Colorado

If you’re looking for big things to see in Denver, don’t sweep on this one. Big Sweep in Denver, Colorado is a giant dustpan and broom found just outside the Denver Art Museum. The Big Sweep was made by pop artists Claes Oldenburg (1929-2022) and Coosje van Bruggen (1941-2009). The sculptors are known for their …

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Big Blue Bear in Denver, Colorado (I See What You Mean) Denver Roadside Attraction

Big Blue Bear in Denver, Colorado (I See What You Mean)

This Denver roadside attraction is so big, I can hardly bear it. And it definitely didn’t leave me feeling blue. It’s the Big Blue Bear in Denver, Colorado. Otherwise known as, “I See What You Mean.” In a city known as the Mile High City, it is only appropriate that there are a few fun, …

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Buc-ee Baver statue - Buc-ee's in Denton, Texas

Best things to get at Buc-ee’s

I just moved to Texas and have a lot of destinations on my Texas roadside attraction bucket list. But there was one iconic place I knew I had to stop at at one of my first road trips in the state: Buc-ee’s Buc-ee’s is a popular travel center chain that is lures travelers in with …

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Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas roadside attraction

Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas

I decided to take a SPUR of the moment day trip from Dallas this weekend. I headed to Denton to visit The Chairy Orchard (and go to my first Buc-ee’s) and to Gainesville to see the Giant Horse Chess Piece and Glenn Goode’s Big People. Of course, while I was in town I also had …

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The Chairy Orchard in Denton, Texas roadside attraction

The Chairy Orchard in Denton, Texas

The Chairy Orchard in Denton, Texas might be a little different than what you’re expecting. If you show up thinking that you’re going to spend the day picking a basket of fruit, you might be a little disappointed. But that type of orchard takes a backseat to this type. If you’re looking for a unique …

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Giant Horse Chess Piece in Gainesville, Texas I-35 Roadside Attraction

Giant Horse Chess Piece in Gainesville, Texas

If you’ve ever driven I-35 between Oklahoma and Texas, you’ve probably seen this roadside attraction. After all, it is just a pawn meant to lure you off the highway: the Giant Horse Chess Piece in Gainesville, Texas. The Giant Horse Chess Piece, also known as the Brick Chess Knight, was built in 1981 by bricklayer …

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Glenn Goode's Big People in Gainesville, Texas Roadside Attraction

Glenn Goode’s Big People in Gainesville, Texas

If you love roadside attractions, you’ll certainly think that this is a good road trip stop. Probably, better than good. Glenn Goode’s Big People in Gainesville, Texas showcases not one, not two, but six roadside attractions in one. This gigantic collection is the work of Glen Goode, who assembled the giants in front of his …

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Big Pink Pig Smoker in Lake Dallas, Texas

Big Pink Pig Smoker in Lake Dallas, Texas

I found this roadside attraction and didn’t want to hog it for myself. This big pink pig smoker at Chasin’ Tail BBQ in Lake Dallas, Texas is anything but boar-ing. Owner Mike Cooper originally began Chasin’ Tail BBQ on the bbq competition circuit. Eventually he brought in co-owner Brooke Asbell and took his passion, and …

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Happy Halfwit Muffler Man in Dallas, Texas

Muffler Men in Dallas, Texas

For a roadside attraction named “Muffler Man,” not a lot of muffler men actually hold mufflers. You’ll sometimes see axes, American flags, custom-built rockets, or, often, nothing at all. But for whatever reason, mufflers aren’t as popular accessories as you think they’d be. But there are three Muffler Men in Dallas, Texas and each one …

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