Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo Texas
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo Texas

11 Quirky Roadside Attractions

Everything from a giant bearded fiberglass cowboy to a collection of vintage cars that recall England's Stonehenge.

1. Louisville Slugger Big Bat, Louisville, Kentucky. A 120-foot replica of Babe Ruth’s baseball bat enhances the front of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. 

2. Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas. Spray-painted upside-down Cadillacs are planted along Highway 40.

3. World's Largest Buffalo, Jamestown, North Dakota. This 26-foot-tall, 46-foot-long metal and cement statue weighs 60 tons—the equivalent of 60 large buffalo. 

4. Flintstones Bedrock City, Williams, Arizona. This recreation features Fred Flintstone's stone car and diner, Wilma's laundry, and Barney's grocery.

5. Big Josh, Joshua Tree, California. A giant bearded fiberglass cowboy greets visitors on their way to Joshua Tree National Park. 

6. Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska. Vintage American automobiles are painted gray and arranged to look like England’s Stonehenge. 

7. Paul Bunyan, Bangor, Maine. A 31-foot-tall statue celebrates the birthplace of the lumber industry and Paul Bunyan. 

8. Paul Bunyan, Akeley, Minnesota. You can perch for a selfie in the mighty palm of this Bunyan statue, the world’s largest.

9. Superman Square, Metropolis, Illinois. You won't need X-ray vision to see this 15-foot-tall statue of the superhero. 

10. Catoosa Blue Whale, Catoosa, Oklahoma. Drive along Route 66 until you find a large cement whale afloat in a small pond, and then walk through its belly. 

11. Betsy, World's Largest Lobster, Islamorada, Florida. Big Betsy, a symbol of Florida Keys wildlife, welcomes motorists on A1A.