This 35-foot-tall dragon stands guard over an RV park in the town of Vandalia. Local stores sell "dragon tokens" that, when inserted, prompt flames to erupt from the dragon’s mouth.
Located in Alexandria, the ball weighs in at more than 4,000 pounds made from 23,400 or so layers of paint. Visitors can even add a coat of paint themselves.
In 2228 (or 2238 depending on what fan site you check), James Tiberius Kirk of "Star Trek" fame will be born in the town of Riverside. A stone marker behind a hair salon commemorates the spot.
The World’s Largest Ball of Twine began in 1953. Frank Stoeber, the man behind the marvel, completed the 5,000-pound ball in four years and gave it to Cawker City.
If someone tells you to "go to Hell," they may be talking about Hell, Michigan, located 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. Send a scorched card to a friend (or enemy) from the town’s post office.
Visitors can snap their photo with the iconic lumberjack and his giant blue ox (Babe) in Bemidji, where they’ve stood since 1937 and 1939 respectively.
This museum in Independence has a collection that includes jewelry and wreaths made from human hair. Some pieces contain hair from Queen Victoria, several U.S. Presidents and numerous celebrities.
In 1987, the Reinders family constructed a replica of Stonehenge made from 38 junkyard cars. The landmark, just north of Alliance, has quickly become one of the state’s top attractions.
The town of New Salem is home to the "World’s Largest Holstein Cow," built to honor the region’s dairy farming industry. Salem Sue stands 38 feet tall and can be seen from up to five miles away.
The "Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges Trees)" in Dublin features 109 human-sized ears of corn in row patterns – a tribute to the community’s farming heritage.
The Porter Sculpture Park, located 30 miles west of Sioux Falls, features more than 50 larger-than-life sculptures, including a 60-foot bull’s head.
If you’re driving through Wisconsin, consider stopping to say hello to one of DeForest’s most famous residents, a giant pink elephant with thick black glasses by the name of Pinkie.