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Cawker City, Kansas

World's Largest Ball of Twine

It's big, it's a ball, and it's made of twine--the world's largest of its kind.
WaKeeney, Kansas

WaKeeney North Pole

The holiday spirit lingers year-round in the "Christmas City of the High Plains."
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
Weskan, Kansas

Mount Sunflower

A whimsical monument marks the highest point in Kansas, not that you could tell by the looks of it.
Trinidad, Colorado

Steam Engine 638

This small piece of railroad history sits behind the parking lot of a chain grocery store.
Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape.
Lancaster, California

Civic Musical Road

Finale of "William Tell Overture" can be heard as drivers pass over grooves in the road.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

'Cognition Enhancer'

This sculpture perfectly models the molecular structure of a drug that was never produced.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spitz Clock

This giant pocket watch is the third iteration of a local landmark that has been standing just off the Santa Fe Plaza for over 100 years.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ethyl the Whale

Life-sized sculpture of a blue whale made of hand-recycled plastic trash.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Haiku Pathway

A serene garden path lined with 36 haiku stamped into clay stones.
Los Cerrillos, New Mexico

Origami in the Garden

Giant origami sculptures tucked into desert scenery beckon passers-by to explore further.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bart Prince Residence and Studio

It's easy to see why this eclectic architectural wonder has been dubbed the "Spaceship House."
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Auto Hawk

A sculpture of a flying hawk made from colorful car doors.
Madrid, New Mexico

Connie's Photo Park

A little slice of Florida face-in-a-hole kitsch, unexpectedly located in a small New Mexico town.
Carrizozo, New Mexico

'Intersection Point Zero'

This sculpture is intended to reset a person’s creativity.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Capitan, New Mexico

Smokey Bear's Grave

The final resting place of the living embodiment of the famous Forest Service symbol.
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell McDonald's

This fast-food outlet is the only space and UFO-themed McDonalds in the world.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Shattuck, Oklahoma

Shattuck Windmill Museum

Over 50 historic windmills whir away at this outdoor museum.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Architectural DNA

An old spiral fire escape dangles above a public courtyard in Midtown Oklahoma City.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops

The future of roadside attractions is this sci-fi soda mecca that is home to a 66-foot tall neon pop bottle.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Old Route 66 Filling Station

Along the historic Mother Road is an old gas station with a secret counterfeiting past.