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  • Cadillac Ranch - An aristocracy of roadside attractions has been raised over the years: glorified in photo essays, calendars, blogs, and Tweets; spotlighted in video and film; instantly recognizable as icons. These Great Monuments, we are told, represent America's hopes and dreams, art and commerce, materialism and spiritualism, folly and fame. See More At Source Roadside America
  • World's Largest Fire Hydrant Former - Records are made to be broken, and that's apparently what happened to Beaumont, Texas, briefly "Home of the World's Largest Fire Hydrant." A scant two years after the city erected a 24-ft. tall black and white spotted hydrant in front of the Fire Museum of Texas, a taller hydrant was unveiled in upstart Elm Creek, Manitoba. And artist Blue Sky erected his 39 ft. tall "Busted Plug" in Columbia, South Carolina! See More At Source Roadside America
  • The Marfa Lights - Accounts of strange and unexplained phenomena just outside of Marfa began during the 19th century and continue to this day. Ranchers, Apaches, high school sweethearts and famous meteorologists alike have reported seeing seemingly sourceless lights dance on the horizon southeast of town, an area that is nearly uninhabited and extremely difficult to traverse. The mystery lights are sometimes red, sometimes blue, sometimes white, and usually appear at random throughout the night, no matter the season or the weather. See More At Source Marfa Visitor Center
  • Boliver Lighthouse - It seems that everyone in Galveston and the surrounding area knows something or other about the infamous black lighthouse on the tip of the Bolivar Peninsula, which is separated from Galveston by the Galveston Channel that leads into Galveston Bay. See More At Source Weird U.S.
  • Stonehenge II - Some believe it's a calendar. Others say it's a cosmic nexus for spiritual awakening. Still others argue it's some sort of message from intergalactic, bug-eyed visitors. Me? I say Stonehenge is just another British excuse to divert tourism dollars overseas. Or possibly a druidic boxing ring. See More At Source Texas Twisted
  • Dinosaur State Park - Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a 1,524.72-acre scenic park set astride the Paluxy River. The land for the park was acquired from private owners under the State Parks Bonds Program during 1968 and opened to the public in 1972. Eastward-dipping limestones, sandstones and mudstones, deposited approximately 113 million years ago along the shorelines of an ancient sea, form the geological setting for the park area. Over the last million years or so, these layered formations have been dissected and sculpted by the Paluxy River, which in many places has cut down to resistant beds and planed off sizable exposures of rock in the river bottom. See More At Source Texas Park & Wildlife
  • Worlds Largest Jackrabbit - Built in 1962, the eight-foot-tall rabbit was the idea of Odessa Chamber of Commerce president John Ben Shepperd, hence the rabbit's official name of "Jack Ben Rabbit." It was Shepperd's way to pay tribute to the city's unique jackrabbit roping competition, held every year during the Odessa Rodeo. The competition ended in 1978, when The Humane Society shut it down for good. See More At Source Roadside America


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