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Maxie: A Goose Built For A Gander

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Debbie Jackson and Denise Cummings drove to Sumner, Missouri, to see Maxie, the World’s Largest Goose, built in 1974 by their father.

Traveling Sideshow Settles In Uranus

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

John Strong Jr.’s World’s Largest Oldest Traveling Sideshow becomes the permanent World’s Largest Sideshow Museum in Uranus, Missouri.

We’ll Cross That Bridge When We… Oh Wait. Never Mind.

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Among the Seven Deadly Sins of roadside attractions, Procrastination is perhaps the worst.

Nut Title Regained by Texas – It Took 30 Years

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

1982 was a rough year for Seguin, Texas — the year that it lost bragging rights as the Home of the World’s Largest Pecan.

Monument Shows That America Is More Centered

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Ten years is a long time. But is it long enough to merit a monument? The village of Plato, Missouri, says “Yes!”

Roy Rogers: Happy Sales to You

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

When the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum (last located in Branson, Missouri) closed in December of 2009, fans of the cowcouple were concerned…where would the museum’s extensive collection of Western Memorabilia end up? In particular, what would become of the institution’s most iconic (and, frankly, somewhat disturbing) prized possession: the taxidermied hide of Roy’s horse, Trigger?

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