WRLA’s

In my July/August Favorites I made mention of loving the Netflix Original film The Fundamentals of Caring. In it a boy suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, who has made a list of America’s worst roadside attractions, gets the opportunity to take a road trip with his caretaker to see a few.

Inspired by this list, I researched every roadside attraction in America that has been deemed the “World’s Largest” and made it a goal of mine to see them all.

I also took note of those outside the US, but I figure my chances of seeing those are much slimmer, so I won’t count it against my list if I don’t, but rather mark them as bonus points, because who doesn’t love a little extra credit?!

For anyone that is interested in following along or seeking out the attraction yourself, I’m going to paste it below, sorted by state:

Alabama

  • Office Chair
  • Hog
  • Boll Weevil
  • Brick
  • Catfish
  • Soda Bottle

Alaska

  • Santa Clause
  • Chocolate Waterfall

Arizona

  • Cow Skull
  • Kokopelli
  • Kachina
  • Map of Old Route 66
  • Petrified Tree

Arkansas

  • Spinach Can
  • King Kong
  • Razorback
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Raven

California

  • IMG_0981

    Thermometer

  • Dinosaurs
  • Artichoke
  • Yoyo
  • Hammer
  • Hamster Wheel
  • IMG_2470

    Monk

  • Tortoise
  • IMG_7530

    Raisin Box

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    Swedish Coffee Pot

  • Paul Bunyan & Babe Blue
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    Paper Cup

  • Blooming Vine
  • Donut

Florida

  • Bowling Pin

Georgia

  • Chicken
  • Peanut

Illinois

  • Ketchup Bottle
  • Abraham Lincoln Statue
  • Laundromat
  • Wind Chime
  • Golf Tee
  • Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hook
  • Rocking Chair
  • Pitch Fork
  • Bean

Indiana

  • Egg
  • Ball of Paint
  • Sycamore Stump
  • Preserved Steer (“Old Ben”)
  • Clock

Iowa

  • Bull
  • Frying Pan
  • Popcorn Ball
  • Concrete Gnome
  • Truck Stop
  • Bullhead

Kansas

  • Ball of Twine
  • Smallest Version of World’s Largest Attractions
  • Easel
  • “Gas Kan” Water Tower
  • Hairball
  • Hand Dug Well
  • Spur
  • Prairie Dog

Kentucky

  • Baseball Bat
  • Rag Rug

Maine

  • Revolving & Rotating Globe

Massachusetts

  • Clam Box

Michigan

  • Model Tire
  • Cherry Pie
  • Picnic Table
  • Musical Fountain
  • Working Rifle
  • Running Chainsaw
  • Weather Vane
  • Crucifix
  • Lug Nut
  • Indian

Minnesota

  • Snowman
  • Fish
  • Prairie Chicken
  • Pelican
  • Turkey
  • Loon
  • Walleye
  • Jolly Green Giant
  • Boot
  • Ball of Twine (spun by one man)

Missouri

  • Hotdog Cart
  • Goose
  • Underground Business Complex
  • Chess Piece
  • Underwear
  • Pencil
  • Fork
  • Water Bar

Nebraska

  • Porch Swing
  • Railroad Yard
  • Carrot

New Mexico

  • Pistachio

New York

  • Kaleidoscope

North Carolina

  • Bureaus
  • Duncan Phyfe Chair
  • Ten Commandments
  • Strawberry

North Dakota

  • Holstein Cow
  • Buffalo
  • Scrap Tin Sculptures

Ohio

  • Basket
  • Apple Basket
  • Cheese Wheel
  • Rubber Ink Stamp
  • Outdoor Chandelier
  • Pumpkin
  • Radio
  • Corn Field
  • Crystal Ball
  • Loaf of Bread
  • Cuckoo Clock
  • Horseshoe Crab
  • Gavel
  • Bear Trap

Oklahoma

  • Driller Statue
  • McDonald’s
  • Route 66 Sign

Oregon

  • Caveman

Pennsylvania

  • Yogi Bear
  • Shoe
  • Clothespin
  • Split Button
  • Paint Can

Rhode Island

  • Blue Bite (Termite)

South Carolina

  • Peach
  • Fire Hydrant

South Dakota

  • Drug Store

Texas

  • Caterpillar
  • Jackrabbit
  • Mule Shoe
  • Pecan
  • Rattlesnake
  • Roadrunner
  • Watermelon
  • Patio Chair

Utah

  • IMG_0969

    Fishing Fly

Virginia

  • Office Building
  • Chair
  • Star
  • Ham
  • Gorilla
  • Sea Serpent
  • Rollerskate
  • Apple

Washington

  • Clam
  • Lava Lamp
  • Paper Airplane
  • Cowboy Hat & Boots
  • Milk Bottle
  • Wagon

West Virginia

  • Office Teapot

Wisconsin

  • Musky
  • Man on a Bike
  • Penny
  • Soup Kettle
  • Grandfather Clock