Giant Morel Mushroom, a roadside attraction in Nevada, Missouri.

πŸ„ Giant Morel Mushroom in Nevada, Missouri

This next roadside attraction is definitely a fun guy! (Fun guy — fungi — get it?) A 30-foot giant morel mushroom lives on the side of the road about 3 miles north of Nevada, Missouri. It used to advertise a website of local growers but, since we were there to snap these photos, it seems that the sign has since been removed. Word on the street is that it’s still there, but getting a bit overgrown. The morel of that story: be sure to see it while you can! So make sure there’s mush room in your next road trip itinerary to stop by the side of the road for this one!

Giant Morel Mushroom, a roadside attraction in Nevada, Missouri.

Giant Morel Mushroom, a roadside attraction in Nevada, Missouri.

Giant Morel Mushroom, a roadside attraction in Nevada, Missouri.

Site: Giant Morel Mushroom
Location: Hwy 71, 3 miles north of Nevada, Missouri
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible
Date: June 6, 2009

 

Giant Morel Mushroom, a roadside attraction in Nevada, Missouri.

Giant Morel Mushroom, a roadside attraction in Nevada, Missouri.

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.