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- Middletown, Connecticut - Cadillac Ranch Tribute made of Yugos
Inspired by the famous "Cadillac Ranch" of half-buried cars in Texas, artists Joe McCarthy and Peter Albano balanced a red, white, and blue Yugo on their noses as a work of public art. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/24/2014]
Roswell, New Mexico - Home Built Mini-Saucer #3
This alien ship is guarded by the owner's dog. It features a green guy inside with a "We come in peace" message on his ship.[EL Bastard, 07/24/2014]
- Georgia Rd, Roswell, NM
- At the far southwest outskirts of town, on the northwest corner of Georgia Rd. and W. McGaffey St.
- Private property - visible from street.
Roswell, New Mexico - Home Built Mini-Saucer #2
This saucer has seen better days.[EL Bastard, 07/24/2014]
As a town known for its UFO crash history, tourism and festivals, it's inevitable that props, decorations, and alien folk art has accumulated. A number of unofficial crashed flying saucers can be spotted in the yards of Roswell residents.
- E. Hobbs St., Roswell, NM
- South edge of downtown, on the northwest corner of S. Monroe Ave. and E. Hobbs St.
Springfield, Missouri - Stand Where a Man was Killed by Wild Bill Hickok
It's really small.[vanceerwin, 07/24/2014]
- Park Central Square, Springfield, MO
- The engraved disks are set into the pavement of Park Central Square (the street that circles the city square). Tutt's disk is on the northwest side of the square, toward the outer edge of the roadway, just below the "A" of letters inset into the pavement that spell "FIRE LANE." Hickok's disk is on the southeast side of the square, on the inner edge of the roadway, just east of South Ave. and the brick pedestrian walkway across Park Central Square.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
- Austin, Texas - World's Largest Urban Bat Colony
This is really an amazing thing to see! The bats came out after the sunset and they are hard to see in the dark. If you walk across the bridge and look down to the water while standing by the street lights you will be very impressed and have the best sightings.[Fred O, 07/24/2014]