List of largest roadside attractions

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This is a list of verifiable roadside attractions. Items can claim to be the largest, longest, highest, or anything that makes them notable.

Asia[edit]

Three-headed elephant of Erawan Museum, Thailand

Thailand[edit]

Europe[edit]

England[edit]

  • World's largest Disco ball[1]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

The Netherlands[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

The Big Nickel is a 9-metre-tall (30 ft) replica of a Canadian nickel.

United States of America[edit]

Built in 1924, The Bottle, also known as the Nehi Inn, was one of the first "world's largest" roadside attractions. Despite the attraction itself being destroyed by fire in 1933, the community of The Bottle, Alabama still bears the name of its famous attraction.

Alabama[edit]

  • World's Largest Jukebox, Sound Cell Recording Studios, Huntsville[citation needed]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Idaho[edit]

  • World's largest Beagle[19]

Indiana[edit]

"Old Ben", the world's largest preserved steer, in Kokomo, Indiana

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Maine[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Missouri[edit]

The Largest Fork, standing 35' and weighing 11 tons in Springfield, Missouri.

Montana[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

Lucy the Elephant, Margate, NJ

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

Ohio[edit]

World's largest basket, Newark, OH

Oregon[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Utah[edit]

  • World's Largest Fishing Fly (non functional) - Logan[50]

Virginia[edit]

Hugo's, Bealeton, Virginia - World's Largest roadside rollerskate

Washington[edit]

Washington DC[edit]

  • World's largest typewriter eraser[51]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

The World's Largest Musky, at the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame; Hayward, WI.

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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