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- Magnolia, Arkansas - World's Largest Charcoal Grill
There's a store down by the Louisiana border called "Boys Toys" that claims to have the world's largest charcoal grill. I think it was reported at 70+ feet long. The guy who built it did so when he saw another of approximately 40 feet that was billed as the world's largest.[Russell T. Johnson, 03/14/1998]
Every May, Magnolia is site of the "World Champion Steak Cook-Off."
Big Boys Toys
- 24 US Hwy 79 N., Magnolia, AR
- Big Boys Toys. East edge of town. On the east side of US Hwy 79, just south of the Wal-Mart.
The Daisy Airgun Museum displays one of the world's largest collections of non-powder firearms. The museum has on display more than 150 antique airguns dating from the 1700s to the present. It's quite impressive to see the array of styles Daisy has manufactured over time. You can also walk through the company's time line and view old packaging and advertising. It includes a gift shop, collectibles and information on the current line of Daisy products. The museum is mostly staffed by Daisy retirees.
One of the coolest parts of the museum is its anti-aircraft B.B. machine gun. It was used to train anti-aircraft gunners in W.W.II, and it shot five hundred 0.17 caliber brass B.B.'s a minute![Thomas Phalen, 01/13/2010]
Out in front of the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce you will find the world's largest desert tortoise. Though this creature looks like it could take off your leg with one bite, have no fear; desert tortoises are vegetarian. So unless you're dressed up as a carrot or head of lettuce you should be safe.
You can see this fine specimen as you drive by or pull over into the ample parking that's available all around it.[Phrank Phester, 02/08/2014]
The tortoise, which weighs two tons, was commissioned by local resident Bill Hayes, who wanted it to be realistic and have a gentle smile. Bill named it "Poki" and displayed it on his property. When Bill moved to Montana in late 2013, he gave the tortoise to the town.
- 1251 Hwy 95, Bullhead City, AZ
- South edge of town, next to the sign for the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce. On the west side of Hwy 95, a little over two miles south of its intersection with Hwys 68 and 163.
It is still well maintained and still holding the title of World's Largest Kokopelli![Mike Larson, 11/17/2014]
Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post
- 1620 West Highway 260, Camp Verde, AZ
- Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post. I-17 exit 287, then drive south one block on Finnie Flat Rd. On the left.
The World's Largest Kokopelli has been seriously outdone by the drive-thru Starbucks' sign. Iamgros and I were disappointed by the amount of fast food restaurants littering our photograph, but the guy selling polyester 420 blankets in the parking lot made it up to us by offering a king size howling wolf throw at half price. I guess in today's world Starbucks IS the new trading post.[sheisgros, 12/02/2013]