America's Weirdest Roadside Attractions
Gatorland (Orlando, Florida)
This theme park and wildlife preserve features thousands of crocodiles and, you guessed it, alligators.
Christ of the Ozarks (Eureka Springs, Arkansas)
Standing 65 feet tall, this guy is perfect for when you just can’t do a trip to Rio.
Corn Palace (Mitchell, South Dakota)
Built in 1892 to showcase South Dakota's agricultural climate, this ode to grains is redesigned with a new theme each year. There's also a Polka Festival every September. Obviously.
Salvation Mountain (Niland, California)
This desert folk-art sculpture was started in 1985 and sits at the entrance to Slab City, a famous California squatter community.
Foamhenge (Natural Bridge, Virginia)
An astronomically-correct replica of the Wiltshire, England, monument…made entirely from Styrofoam.
Carhenge (Alliance, Nebraska)
Apparently Americans have a thing for recreating Stonehenge. This Nebraska version was assembled with 38 slate-gray cars.
Prada Marfa (Valentine, Texas)
Created by artists independent of the brand (but later blessed by Miuccia Prada), this fake storefront displays 20 left-foot shoes and six purses.
Shoe Tree (Middlegate, Nevada)
Rumor has it the first pair of shoes on this Nevada tree were those of a woman whose husband didn’t want her to leave him during an argument.
Jimmy Carter Peanut Statue (Plains, Georgia)
Some presidents are memorialized on the sides of mountains. Others get 13-foot-tall-peanut homages.