A sleepy little interstate town, Steele, ND marks something of the halfway point between Jamestown and Bismarck on Interstate 94. It’s population is about 700, and is a good stop on your way through for fuel or refreshments. It’s also the home of the World’s Largest Sandhill Crane. Continue reading
Hat n’ Boots, a beloved Seattle roadside attraction, has made its home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle since 1954. As iconic as the Fremont Street Troll or the Pike Street Market, Hat ‘n’ Boots has an interesting backstory and was on the verge of endangerment until the people spoke.
For those of you playing along at home, we head to Vergas, MN this week with another post about an oversized bird statue in our great state. Just down the road from the World’s Largest Turkey in Frazee and the Prairie Chicken in Rothsay, is the World’s Largest Loon on the shores of Long Lake, in tiny Vergas, MN.
Another one of North Dakota’s best is found in between Fargo and Bismarck in the college town of Jamestown, ND. Made of pure concrete and standing 26 feet tall, this big mofo was built in 1959 by art students in the local higher education establishment Jamestown College. It was given the official moniker “Dakota Thunder” in 2010. The World’s Largest Buffalo is too good of a stop to pass up. Continue reading
We head north of the border this week with another exclusive Highway Highlights update. The tiny town of Melita, Manitoba, just northwest of Lake Metigoshe, is home to one of the all-time roadside attraction classics: Sunny the Banana and Breezy the Blue Jay.