USA Titan Fireworks Rocket

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Pioneer, Tennessee

This ballistic billboard does not quite equal the size of its nuclear namesake, but it is big enough to compare favorably in size to a German V-2. It lures explosive-minded drivers off of I-75 to a fireworks store.

Standing next to it, awaiting tourist shutterbugs, are several undersized pink elephants, a few disturbing 2-D clowns painted on plywood, and an apparently abandoned ferris wheel that may have been busier in more frolicsome times.

In 2014, a fire destroyed the business building, but the rocket, Ferris wheel and castle remain.

USA Titan Fireworks Rocket

304 Howard Baker Hwy, Pioneer, TN
I-75 exit 141, on the northwest side.
Fenced; fireworks store burned down in July 2014.
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