Roadside Attractions

Giant Praying Hands in Webb City, Missouri

Giant Praying Hands in Webb City, Missouri

Let’s give a hand to this Missouri roadside attraction: the giant praying hands in Webb City (the city of flags). These large hands in prayer stand at 32 feet tall (on top of a 40-foot-tall man-made hill) and weigh a whopping 110 tons! (It’s important to note that while these...

World’s Largest Porch Swing in Hebron, Nebraska

World’s Largest Porch Swing in Hebron, Nebraska

I don’t know about you, but when I heard that there was a world’s largest porch swing roadside attraction in Nebraska, I was kind of imagining an Edith-Ann like wonderment growing tall into the sky. Something to the likes of this: I guess I was, therefore, a little bit disappointed when...

Field of Giant Corn Cobs in Dublin, Ohio

Field of Giant Corn Cobs in Dublin, Ohio

Want to see something corny? This next roadside attraction is all ears. Ears of corn, that is. Welcome to the Field of Giant Corn Cobs in Dublin Ohio! In a large field off of the highway in Dublin, there stand 109 human-sized ears of corn each standing at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m) tall and...

Muffler Man in Roanoke, Virginia

Bunyan Muffler Man in Roanoke, Virginia

This Bunyan Muffler Man in Roanoke, Virginia stands outside Williamson Road Service Center. When I saw this roadside attraction on a Virginia road trip in 2010 he was sporting a thick black beard and wearing a red shirt, tan pants, and black boots. In his right hand he held out a tire and...

World’s Largest Egg in Mentone, Indiana

World’s Largest Egg in Mentone, Indiana

The other day I was out to brunch and ordered a breakfast hash. I was at a fancy bar so this hash was made with potatoes, duck confit, shallots, and a truffle vinaigrette. The meal was topped with a sunny side up duck egg. The duck egg covered the plate of food with a big, plump, golden...