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Explore Missouri roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Missouri road trip itinerary.

World's Largest Soccer Ball, a roadside attraction in Kansas City, Missouri.

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...

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

Giant Morel Mushroom in Nevada, Missouri

Holy shiitake – this next Missouri roadside attraction is definitely a fun guy! (Fun guy — fungi — get it? Get it???) This 30-foot giant morel mushroom lives on the side of the road about 3 miles north of Nevada, Missouri and is the biggest mushroom I’ve ever seen. Is this the world’s largest morel mushroom? Quite possibly. Is it the largest morel...

Maxie: The World's Largest Goose in Sumner, Missouri

Maxie: The World’s Largest Goose in Sumner, Missouri

There are many big birds in this world. From the World’s Largest Pelican in Minnesota to the World’s Largest Mallard Duck in Alberta, Canada to, well, that giant yellow one that lives on Sesame Street. But only one bird holds the title of the World’s Largest Goose: and boy is she a beauty! In Sumner, Missouri, known as the “Wild Goose Capital...

City Museum After Dark in St. Louis, Missouri.

City Museum After Dark (St. Louis, Missouri)

Usually with museums I like to get there early. With the City Museum, it was best to get there LATE. We didn’t even arrive until 9pm, far past when most museums close their doors. But on Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 10pm, they drop the lights so you can explore the whole museum in the dark! This flashlight-lit experience is totally cool...

World's Largest Pencil at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri

World’s Largest Pencil at the City Museum in St. Louis

On January 18, 2007, the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, became home to yet another marvelous creation: The World’s Largest Pencil! At the equivalent of 1,900,000 regular pencils this giant #2 could take a whole lot of standardized tests. The pencil contains 4,000 lbs of Pennsylvania graphite, has a real erasing rubber eraser, and weighs an astonishing 250...

Skateless Park at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Skateless Park at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri

Skateless Park is a collection of skateboard ramps inside the City Museum…it’s an indoor skateboard park…but with no skateboards allowed! So, what do you do in there? Run! Jump! Dive! Slide! Play! Really, whatever you want, as long as your feet are planted and no wheels are involved!     Site: Skateless Park at The City Museum Location:...

Big Boy statue at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri

Big Boy Statue at the City Museum in St. Louis

Photo of a rogue Big Boy statue, the iconic restaurant advertising mascot at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. He wears red checkered overalls, a white t-shirt with the restaurant’s name on it, and has slicked black hair. He holds holds a Big Boy sandwich (double-decker cheeseburger) above his head.     Site: The City Museum Location: 750 N 16th...

Midwest Spatula Museum in the City Museum's Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem in St. Louis, Missouri.

Midwest Spatula Museum at the City Museum

So I can’t even tell you how excited I was to see the Midwest Spatula Museum. First, I absolutely love me some crazy museums. Second, I absolutely love when said crazy museums are really just a wall of randomness. Third, I had just watched UHF the night before and so Spatula City was still running through my mind… The Midwest Spatula Museum is in the...

World's Largest Underwear at City Museum's Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem in St. Louis, Missouri.

World’s Largest Underwear at the City Museum in St. Louis

In the City Museum‘s Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem you can take a gander at the world’s largest underwear! Those are some mighty big briefs! The world’s largest pair of underwear measure in at seven feet wide and six feet tall. In July 2011 the giant underwear went missing from Beatnik Bob’s. They were only gone for s short time though...

Alien at the City Museum's Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem in St. Louis, Missouri.

Museum of Mirth, Mystery, and Mayhem and Beatnik Bob’s

Step right in to Beatnik Bob’s and the Museum of Mirth, Mystery, and Mayhem at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri! Play vintage pinball games! Witness Corn Dogs Through the Ages! See an alien! View an atomic fish!   Giant Chair Pin Ball Machines Alien Atomic Fish Atomic Fish Corndog Research Institute Midwest Spatula Museum Matt Healy’s straight...