When traveling through the Lone Star State.
Be on the lookout for these roadside attractions. Frankly, they are a little hard to miss; as the saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas.”
World’s Largest Boots: San Antonio, Texas
Created by Texas artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, these giant boots are a well-known landmark in San Antonio. Located at 7400 San Pedro, along the Loop 410, they sit right in front of the North Star Mall.
Huge Pair of Legs: Amarillo, Texas
An artist by the name of “Lightnin McDuff” was commissioned to build this set of legs that stands on I-27 and Sundown Lane in Amarillo. The legs are visible from the road, but have been fenced off in recent years, making it difficult to get a photo. It is a bit confusing, however, that the legs are covered in calf-high tube socks, but the toenails are painted with bright red paint.
Largest Gingerbread House: Bryan, Texas
Texas A&M Traditions Club built the world’s largest gingerbread house out of 39,201 cubic square feet of gingerbread. Although it started as an independent project, they ended up partnering with St Joseph Hospital to raise funds for their Level II Trauma Center.
World’s Largest Buffalo Skull: Frontier, Texas
Located in a roadside park in Frontier, Texas this 4,000 pound outdoor sculpture measures 26 feet from the tip of one buffalo horn to the next. The artist designed the piece to be a useable work of art. This means that children can crawl through the eyes and sit inside the skull. Not necessarily a traditional piece of playground equipment, the artist is confident that no one will get hurt crawling through the inside of his sculpture.
World’s Largest Cedar Rocking Chair: Lipan, Texas
Known as the Star of Texas Rocker, this giant cedar rocking chair was created by the Tex Hill County Furniture and Mercantile as a means of drawing in traffic off of the busy highway. Located on Hwy 281, just outside of Lipan, the rocker is nearly 26 feet tall and 13 feet wide.
These are a small sampling of the larger-than-life roadside attractions waiting to great you in Texas. So pull on your best cowboy boots and hit the highway for a big adventure.