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