Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas Texas. The world's tallest cowboy is the symbol of the Texas State Fair.

Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas

“Howdy, Folks!” This roadside attraction might just be the most recognizable man in Texas, which is saying a lot considering he only makes a brief appearance each year. Big Tex in Dallas, Texas is an icon and ambassador who has been delighting visitors to the State Fair of Texas since 1952. Big Tex is a …

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Giant Pencil in Denver, Colorado roadside attraction

Giant Pencil in Denver, Colorado

Visiting Denver? Don’t erase Colorado this roadside attraction from your itinerary. The Giant Pencil in Denver, Colorado is definitely a big draw! This 15-story tall pencil is actually a smokestack, which was once used to vent coal smoke from the building’s heating system. In 2013 it was painted to resemble a giant number 2 pencil, …

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Little Man Ice Cream - Giant Milk Can Ice Cream Shop in Denver, Colorado roadside attraction

Little Man Ice Cream – Giant Milk Can Ice Cream Shop in Denver, Colorado

Get the scoop on this Colorado roadside attraction. Little Man Ice Cream in Denver, Colorado serves delicious treats inside of a giant milk can shaped building. It’s a sweet stop you can’t miss! The Little Man Ice Cream Company opened in 2008. It was the vision of local real estate developer Paul Tamburello, the man …

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Scottish Angus Cow & Calf - Giant Cows in Denver, Colorado roadside attraction

Scottish Angus Cow & Calf – Giant Cows in Denver, Colorado

I udderly adore this Denver roadside attraction: Scottish Angus Cow and Calf, the giant cows in Denver, Colorado. Officially titled Scottish Angus Cow and Calf, this big bronze sculpture is more colloquially referred to as The Giant Cows. The sculpture depicts a larger-than-life 13-foot tall Scottish angus cow and her equally oversized 10-foot tall calf …

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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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