Ok, Insiders, let's see if we as a group can fill in all of the states.
I've seen Va., Md., SC, NJ, and Ky.
The Santa Clause house in Alaska is in North Pole, that might be a stumper.
Viewing tip: keep your mouse near the pause button, some of the states go by pretty quickly.
Happy Trails and good luck.
That's great, we're off to a good start. jerrycoin probably has photos of at least four more .
razorbackfan been in that Arkansas cavern?
curiousone seen The Thing? It's apparently Arizona's answer to South of the Border with all the billboards
Ok, seven states and counting. Keep 'em coming.
No, I have never been to the Cosmic Cavern. It is located in Berryville, Arkansas which is located half-way between Branson, MO and Eureka Springs, AR. I have been in that part of the state many, many times, but I don't recall even hearing about it.
I have been to the Dole Plantation on Oahu; however, I have never been in the maze. I have eaten their pineapple whip which I really like--does that count?
I have been to the biggest bat in the state of Kentucky. In fact, I bought a bat from the Louisville Slugger plant that met the specifications of my dad's bat when he had a contract with them. If you go to see the bat, make sure you go to the museum, too.
I went to that Dole Plantation also, but I don't even remember hearing of the maze (perhaps it's recent). Yeah, Louisville Slugger (H & B), museum and Jim Beam Distillery makes for a good day in and around Louisville (although, I made the mistake of smelling the mash - it almost knocked me out).
I was thinking that Louisiana mural must have been in New Orleans, but I didn't see it or even hear anyone talking about it.
Thanks for sharing.
painedplatinum have you been to that roller coaster (I think it's in Altoona) ?
nuhusker been out to Carhenge?
The mural is located in downtown Shreveport. According to online information it is located on the north side of Cotton Street between Marshall and McNeil. It also noted that the 14-Story Mural, the Largest in the USA is
Good info razorbackfan, thanks. Ok, time to call in the cavalry;
eb5147 - any of your southern travels take you by some of these 'landmarks'
profchiara - no doubt you've been through the Sahara, made it out to the Desert of Maine in your home state?
shashack ever taken a drive (about 600 miles from the riverwalk ) to Amarillo to see the Cadillac Ranch (or eat the Big Texan, 72 ounce steak)?
The specified item was not found. and merb - How about that Oregon Vortex, that sounds right up some Portlanders alley
tryt53 any help on the troll?
trippin' - get to Detroit and see the Heidelberg project?
vaboywnder live up to your name, knock off a few of these (I know you party at that Land of Giants across the border )
Of course, not limited to your home states - Help fill in the blanks gang.
I've been to South of the Border and seen the Cadillac Ranch close to Lubbock, but that was in '66. They were buried in a circle and didn't have the ugly graffiti on them.
As far as why they would choose South of the Border, l have no idea. As 77paris said, it's just too commercial and a cheaply done amusement park.
To me, the giant, silver fire plug in front of "Tunnelvision" in Columbia, SC is much more unusual and "Tunnelvision" by Blue Sky is a must see anyway.
Thanks eb. You go to South of the Border because, "it chile today, hot tamale" .
Ooh, just thought of another helper, madmax ever swing by the creepy Blue Whale?
Great links to the hydrant and tunnelvision - thanks.
Yeah, miles and miles of corny billboards, "You never sausage a place" and "you're always a wiener". It (and fireworks and firecrackers) draws them in.
fschumpert you've been all over the place, seen any of these places? Thanks
This is my favorite Blue Sky mural. It's in Camden, SC on the side of a bank.
A fox is peering from the hedge before the fox hunt. The last time I saw it, I didn't see the fox, though. I think someone may have painted over him.
That's a fascinating link. Thanks for sharing.
Oh man, I forgot my good pal, photographer extraordinaire ssindc, say hey, you snapped any pictures at any of these places?
Ok, a great day of college football is over (except for Boise St. and as pluto knows us easterners don't watch that blue turf game ). So, I'll check back in the morning. Good night all.
Also, I think the Corn Palace should have been in the places for NE. The design changes yearly and the corn is grown locally for all the different colors. It's a community project and as one site mentions, it's other nickname is "The World's Largest Bird Feeder".