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Opened in early 2017, this three-acre salute to China has a big pit filled with Emperor Qin's terra-cotta army, reproduced at one-third scale.
Sights for Oddball Excursions
Is it just a line of ten junker Cadillacs buried nose-down in a dusty farm field -- or is it art?
Caskets, hearses, and other funeral industry regalia, including JFK's original Eternal Flame and a waxy Pope and Lincoln lying in coffins.
Mesmerizing immense bust pays tribute to a devout Texas chicken baron Bo Pilgrim, who employed this town with his poultry business.
San Antonio, Texas
In his mid-90s, retired plumber-turned-artist has filled his garage museum with 1,200+ toilet seat masterpieces.
Competitive Eating Heritage Trail: swallow a 72-oz. steak in an hour and it's free!
Vince Hannemann's backyard folk art environment was built out of cast-offs because he thought it was fun.
Monsters, UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot -- this small-but-enthusiastic museum in a gift shop covers it all. Don't miss the frozen missing link, and the sideshow theater performance.
Lanky, slouching cowboy giant, standing since 1959.
Largest Creation Fossil Museum in the world. Run by Joe Taylor, devoting considerable effort to proving that Man and Dinosaur walked together.
Is it possible to cheat death -- at least for a little while? Scientists say "No!" but an embalmed lizard in Texas seems to say "Yes!"
Multiple fiberglass giants, owned by Glenn Goode the self-titled Fiberglass Man, stand in a line on his property.
Glen Rose, Texas
A small museum that not only refutes the "theory" of evolution but proves that Man and Dinosaur walked the earth at the same time.
Heaven-scraping billboard of faith in the Texas panhandle.
Hidalgo celebrates its unusual distinction of being the spot where killer bees first illegally crossed from Mexico into the U.S.
John Milkovisch drank 39,000 cans of beer, then decorated his house with the flattened empties.
Jeff McKissack, Houston postal worker, spent his Golden Years building a large, gaudy, strange folk art tribute to what he considered "the perfect food."
David Adicke's 67-ft. tall version of the general who defeated Santa Anna's Mexican Army, was President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the State of Texas, and a US Senator.
The home of "Old Sparky," the state's retired electric chair, as well as displays of prisoner contraband and the Death Gun of Bonnie Parker.
A boulder that nearly caused carnage on a California freeway was transformed into a long-lasting indoor tribute to The Duke.
Everything you ever wanted to know about barbed wire.
A century after a preacher-inventor built an airship described in the Bible, this museum exhibits a replica near where it flew -- before the Wright Brothers!
San Antonio, Texas
The World's Largest Cowboy Boots are ready to kick s**t at the North Star Mall.
San Antonio, Texas
Thousands of dead animals and dead animal parts for your enjoyment. Don't miss the 4,000-antler chandelier and the chair made for Teddy Roosevelt out of 62 pair of buffalo horns.
Features a "Cooking with Dr Pepper" display, and sells bottle of original formula cane sugar Dr Pepper in the gift shop.
Wichita Falls, Texas
Honoring the greats, from Andre the Giant to the Wild Samoans, and "presenting the dignified history of professional wrestling."
Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities
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- Amarillo: Cadillac Ranch
- Amarillo: Big Texan Steak Ranch
- Austin: Cathedral of Junk
- Austin: Museum of the Weird
- Canyon: Tex Randall, Big Texan
- Conlen: Scary Giant Cowboy Statue
- Crosbyton: Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
- Dallas: The Sixth Floor
- Eastland: Old Rip, Miracle Horned Toad
- El Paso: House of Sugar: Folk Art Confection [tips]
- Gainesville: Glenn Goode's Big People
- Glen Rose: Creation Evidence Museum
- Groom: Groom Cross: Titanic Texas Tribute
- Hidalgo: Killer Bee Capital of the World
- Houston: Beer Can House
- Houston: National Museum of Funeral History
- Houston: The Orange Show
- Houston: Space Center Houston: Piggyback Space Shuttle [tips]
- Huntsville: Giant Statue of Sam Houston
- Huntsville: Texas Prison Museum
- Lubbock: 13-Ton Boulder Carved Into John Wayne's Head
- McLean: Devil's Rope Museum - Barbed Wire
- Pittsburg: Full-size Replica Ezekiel Airship
- Pittsburg: Giant Bo Pilgrim Head
- San Antonio: Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum
- San Antonio: World's Largest Cowboy Boots
- San Antonio: Buckhorn Saloon, Museum, and Texas Ranger Museum
- Seguin: World's Largest Pecan [tips]
- Sulphur Springs: America's Only Public Bathrooms with See-Thru Walls
- Waco: Dr Pepper Museum
- Wichita Falls: Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame