The Weirdest Roadside Attractions in America

The United States is home to a lot of things – the world’s largest spool of yarn, largest lobster, peanut statue in honor of a late president, and so many more profound mysteries. Maybe profound isn’t the right word to use for these attractions, but weird and crazy is.

Check out this bucket list of roadside oddities:

The World’s Largest Frying Pan

Brandon, Iowa

You’ll find this breakfast defector in Brandon, Iowa. This frying pan could probably help feed the town of Brandon (and then some) by frying 528 eggs and/or 88 pounds of bacon.

The Paper House

Rockport, MA

Found in Rockport, MA you will find the infamous Paper House – the remains of a serious obsession with creating things out of newspaper. In 1922, Ellis Stenman wanted to insulate the house with paper and now you can see it for yourself (it’s still standing!) 100,000 newspapers later…

World’s Largest Chest of Drawers

High Point, NC

These are the things that make foreigners laugh at America. However, this 38-ft tall chest of drawers is for a good cause – to represent that High Point, NC is indeed the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World”. Your move, China.

The World’s Largest Man-Made Turtle

Dunseith, ND

Someone might have had too much time on their hands when they decided to make a giant turtle (32 feet tall) out of over 2,000 tire rims. You can find this monstrous tortoise in Dunseith, ND.

Jimmy Carter Peanut Statue

Plains, GA

When driving through the 39th president, Jimmy Carter’s hometown of Plains, Georgia, you will find a toothy peanut that stands 13-feet tall that is both odd and slightly terrifying.

World’s Largest Pistachio

Alamogordo, NM

Get crackin’ at Alamogordo, New Mexico! This 30-ft nut is hanging out in front of the pistachio farm and winery, McGinn’s Pistachio Tree Ranch and Arena Blanca Winery.

The World’s Largest Porch Swing

Hebron, NE

Seating up to 25 people, this porch swing can be found in Hebron, NE and not on a porch, but instead hoisted together from a giant crop irrigator pole.

The World’s Only Corn-Palace

Mitchell, SD

If you’re from the midwest, the likeliness of you visiting this beauty is pretty high. This corn chateau is over 120 years old and is made entirely of the local corn and grains.


Alliance, NE

This rare oddity is not to be confused with our Neolithic ancestors’ statues, but instead found in Alliance, Nebraska. Consider it the modern day-henge made entirely of cars.

World’s Most Scenic Urinal

Kealakekua, HI

God bless the U.S.A. Now you can take your pit stop in a peace and quiet environment – with a view!

U.F.O. Landing Port

Poland, WI

*Que creepy space music* No word on if this has been used by our outer space friends yet.

Have you visited any other strange oddities while road trippin’ through the states? Share it with us below!