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Merced, California - Tallest Roadside Tombstone in the U.S.
Definitely the largest grave marker we've ever seen. On our way to Yosemite and could not help but wonder about this towering obelisk by the train crossing. Mr. Fancher is still getting attention well after his death in 1900, probably exactly what he wanted.[Christy Shelton, 04/19/2014]
- N. Arboleda Drive, Merced, CA
- On the east side of N. Arboleda Drive, just south of its intersection with of Hwy 140/Central Yosemite Hwy.
Scottsboro, Alabama - Rock Animal Zoo
Some winding roads, so be careful. Bring your own refreshments -- they could use a lemonade stand. I'd go back![Jbax, 04/19/2014]
- County Road 32, Scottsboro, AL
- From Scottsboro drive east on US Hwy 72 for five miles. In the hamlet of Hollywood, turn left (north) onto Hwy 33/Bellefonte Rd. Drive 7.5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 32, and follow it for two miles. You'll see the rock zoo on the left.
San Francisco, California - Pink Skull Rabbit
Pink Skull Rabbit is gone, as the building was demolished for the 55 Laguna Project.[Peter S Tannen, 04/19/2014]
What?! An outrageous affront to the entire pink skull rabbit community!
- Southwest corner of Laguna Street and Haight Street.
- April 2014: Reported gone.
Jacksonville, Florida - Surfer Statue
Check out this cool surfer couple statue. It looks like a real girl from a ways off. It makes you want to see if it's real or not.[Jennifer Gilmore, 04/17/2014]
Named "Dawn Patrol," a J. Seward Johnson set of life-size, bronze painted sculptures donated to the city.
- N 2nd St, Jacksonville Beach, FL
- 1st Ave and 2nd st., Latham Plaza east of Jacksonville Beach City Hall.
- Bakersfield, California - Music Legends in Bronze
If you arrive between the hours of 11-4 during the week, it costs $5.00 per person to see the "museum" (statues)[Megan, 04/17/2014]
Buck Owens Crystal Palace
- 2800 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, CA
- Buck Owens Crystal Palace. Hwy 99 exit east at Buck Owens Boulevard. Statues are in the Palace foyer and hallways.