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? Big Shoe Made of Shoes in Clayton, Missouri
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? Big Shoe Made of Shoes in Clayton, Missouri

Throw on your flats, lace up your sneakers, or secure your boots and head on over to Clayton, Missouri on your next road trip. This roadside attraction will have you kicking up your heels: a ten-foot tall woman's high heel located outside of the Brown Shoe Company executive offices. What's so special about this slipper? Look close! This big shoe is made out of shoes! Originally located at the City Museum ...
Airplane on a Restaurant’s Roof in Lee’s Summit, Missouri
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Airplane on a Restaurant’s Roof in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

There's an airplane on a restaurant's roof in Lee's Summit, Missouri. A Piper Tomahawk airplane, to be exact. But don't be alarmed! If you find yourself in Habanero's Mexican Restaurant's parking lot, you might think you've stumbled upon a crash site or a plane had to make an emergency landing (obviously on the restaurant's roof and not in the parking lot...) But have no fear - that plane was put there ...
Crapduster Airplane in Carthage, Missouri
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Crapduster Airplane in Carthage, Missouri

Today's roadside attraction isn't a piece of ... The crapduster is an airplane created in 1997 by artist Lowell Davis out of an antique manure spreader and biplane wings and a crash test dummy for a pilot. It flies, propeller spinning in the wind, outside of a Missouri gas station. Site: The Crapduster Location: 13011 Hwy 96, Carthage, Missouri Hours: Always Visible Ccst: Free to ...
The Home of Sliced Bread: Chillicothe, Missouri
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The Home of Sliced Bread: Chillicothe, Missouri

Today's roadside attraction is the greatest thing since sliced bread! Actually...it is sliced bread!Chillicothe, Missouri is the "Home of Sliced Bread." It's the town where the one intention every other invention has to live up to was first sold. The Rohwedder Bread Slicer was first put into use there by the Chillicothe Baking Company in 1928. Before that all bread was...gasp...cut by hand! Can you ...
Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri
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Giant Solo Paper Cup in Springfield, Missouri

I remember, as a child, having a plastic solo cup dispenser in our bathroom. You'd pull from it, one at a time, teeny tiny paper cups. Those teeny tiny paper cups held just enough water for a quick swig before bed or a rinse after brushing your teeth. They didn't need to be any bigger. Didn't need to be. Of course, you know our motto around here: the bigger, the better. So wouldn't it have been better to ...
? World’s Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri
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? World’s Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri

As road trippers, we often come to a fork in the road and have to choose which path to take...or, we may come to a giant fork in the road and stop the car to take photos! That's what I did when I got to the World's Largest Fork in Springfield, Missouri. Located in the parking lot of Noble & Associates advertising agency this 35-foot tall, 11-ton utensil is one big fork! It used to reside outside of a ...
Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri
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Giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri

This next roadside attraction is sew cool! Tucked away on a small side street "park," a smaller version of the New York icon, this giant needle threading a button in Kansas City, Missouri, was erected in 2002 as a memorial to the garment district's role in the city's development. Site: Giant needle threading a button Location: 404 West 8th Street, Kansas City, Missouri Hours: Always ...
World’s Largest Rocking Chair (Route 66 Red Rocker) in Cuba, Missouri
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World’s Largest Rocking Chair (Route 66 Red Rocker) in Cuba, Missouri

In 2008, the "World's Largest Rocking Chair" was erected on historic Route 66 outside the Fanning Outpost General Store in Cuba, Missouri. Designed by John R. Bland and fabricated by Joe Medwick the chair stood at 42 feet tall and 20 feet wide — it was the biggest rocker in all of America! It was even Guinness certified as the world's largest rocker. The black and white structure is made from ...
UMR Stonehenge Replica in Rolla, Missouri
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UMR Stonehenge Replica in Rolla, Missouri

Dubbed "Stubby Stonehenge" by some, the Stonehenge replica at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) campus is half the size of the ancient original. Work began on this structure in 1982 and the stone — 160 tons of Georgia granite — was acquired in 1983. Each piece was crafted by high pressure water jet equipment from the ...
⚽ World’s Largest Soccer Ball in Kansas City, Missouri
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⚽ World’s Largest Soccer Ball in Kansas City, Missouri

The World Cup is going on! I think...unless it's over... Admittedly, I don't really follow sports and don't really care to watch soccer (or football or footie or whatever else you call it). But everyone in this world seems to be going mad for it right now. The last time I willingly watched a soccer game was July 9, 2006. I landed in Paris just as the France/Italy World Cup final was beginning. My ...