Category Archives: Weird Roadside Attractions

Johnny Deep’s Shoeprint “Shrine” | Manor, Texas

In January 1993,  a young Johnny Depp left his footprint, Hollywood-style, on the cement sidewalk in front of the grocery store where he worked in the film, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” The exact spot of his shoe print is on … Continue reading

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Ms. Pearl the Giant Squirrel | Cedar Creek, Texas

Ms. Pearl the Giant Squirrel Ms. Pearl the Squirrel resides at Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Co.  She is 10 ft. tall, stands on on a 4 ft. tall stump and was custom-made by Blue Genie Art in Austin, TX. … Continue reading

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80-Foot-Tall Tin Soldier | Waco, Texas

An old incinerator standing alone on property along Highway 84 near Highway 6 for years looked like a solitary, rusting tin soldier. Artist Mickey Pitcher was hired to paint the old incinerator, the tin soldier has come to life. The owner … Continue reading

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Fly Thru Beer Barn | Longview, Texas

When I saw the Fly Thru Beer Barn, I had to stop and take a few pictures, riding in my car without getting out.  There is an airplane stuck in the roof, complete with its pilot (is it possibly Amelia … Continue reading

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World’s Richest Acre | Kilgore, Texas

I browsed on Roadside Attractions app on my iPhone and that intrigued me since there was no pictures provided or not a lot of information on World’s Richest Acre in Kilgore so I decided on the spur of the moment … Continue reading

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Cowboy Hat-Shaped Coffee Shop | Whitehouse, Texas

  The first stop from leaving Chandler, it was a beautiful morning. It had been raining the day before, driving all the way from Austin to Chandler.  That sucked.  I decided to head out to Whitehouse to this coffee shop. … Continue reading

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The Creature of the Night | Austin, Texas

“Night Wing” is the rotating, purple metal sculpture of a bat in flight by Dale Whistler at the corner of South Congress & Barton Springs Road honors Austin’s most famous part-time residents. Every evening around sundown from mid-March through October, … Continue reading

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