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Odd and Unusual

These landmarks catch the eye because they are strikingly different.


Benewah Milk Bottle

Spokane, Washington
This is one of two milk bottles that were constructed in the Spokane area to advertise the Benewah Dairy Company. Built in 1935, the structure is built of stucco and sheet metal.


Big Chicken

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, 30062
This famous KFC was originally Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake Restaurant. The 56 feet (17 meter) tall chicken was constructed in 1963 and was reconstructed in 1993 after a storm damaged the original structure.


Big Duck

Flanders, Suffolk County, New York
The Big Duck was an advertising gimmick built by a farmer to sell duck eggs and other poultry. The building has been moved several times and is now located between Flanders and Hampton Bays on Long Island.


Big Well

Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas, 67054
The Greensburg Well is water well that was designed to provide water for the Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads. It is billed as the world's largest hand-dug well, at 109 feet deep and 32 feet in diameter.


Charlie the Tuna

Atu'u, American Samoa
Atu'u is called the permanent home of Charlie the Tuna, a cartoon mascot use in advertising for the Starkist® company.


Franklin Court

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This is where Benjamin Franklin lived and worked in Philadelphia. The court contains recreations of storefronts and apartments owned and run by Franklin, plus a "ghost house," a steel representation of his house. There is also an underground museum.


Gobbler's Knob

Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
The location of the most famous annual Groundhog's Day ceremonies. Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his temporary home on Gobbler's Knob each February 2nd, and if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.


House on the Rock

Spring Green, Sauk County, Wisconsin, 53588
The House on the Rock is a complex of architecturally unique rooms, streets, gardens, and shops. The "house" itself is atop Deer Shelter Rock in a nearby forest.


Idaho Potato Museum

Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, 83221
An educational institution celebrating both the potato and its role in the economic growth of Idaho, the museum began in 1990 and is located at the site of a former Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot.


Las Vegas Strip

Clark County, Nevada
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos. Fifteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms.


Longaberger Company Corporate Headquarters

Newark, Ohio
If you have never heard of the Longaberger Company, their corporate headquarters building should give you a good idea of what they manufacture.


Lucy the Elephant

Margate, New Jersey
Lucy was in such bad shape in the 1960's that she was scheduled for demolition, but the "Save Lucy" campaign raised enough money to have her restored and moved to her present location. She became a National Historic Landmark in 1976.


Monument Valley

Multiple States
The valley was carved out of the Colorado Plateau by ancient rivers which left the majestic buttes rising above the valley floor.


Painted Desert

Painted Desert is the name for a broad area of colorful badlands located in Northern Arizona in the United States.


Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The park covers 218,533 acres (341.5 sq mi / 885 km2).


Randy's Donuts

Inglewood, California, 90301
Randy's is one of four surviving buildings that feature the giant donut sculptures created by Robert Graham. The drive-in donut shop is open 24 hours a day.


Spook Hill

Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida
Spook Hill is a "gravity hill". An optical illusion where it seems vehicles and other objects roll uphill when they are actually going downhill.


Teapot Dome Service Station

Zillah, Yakima County, Washington
Unique structures like this teapot were popular along America's roadways in the 1920's and 1930's. This service station building was constructed in amused memory of the Teapot Dome Scandal during the administration of Warren G. Harding.


Town of Santa Claus

Santa Claus, Spencer County, Indiana, 47579
The town was established in 1854 and known as Santa Fe, but in 1856, when the town was working to establish a post office, there was already a Santa Fe. Several town meetings were held, during which the name Santa Claus was selected.


World's Largest Teapot

Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia, 26034
Originally a giant Hires Root Beer barrel, the landmark was brought to Chester in 1938 and converted to a teapot. At the time, Chester and the surrounding communities were home to the largest pottery industry in the world.


World's Tallest Thermometer

Baker, San Bernardino County, California
This 134 feet tall electric thermometer was built in 1991 as a tribute to the record temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

Top 10 Most Popular Odd and Unusual Landmarks

  1. Lucy the Elephant
  2. Big Chicken
  3. Randy's Donuts
  4. Painted Desert
  5. World's Tallest Thermometer
  6. Longaberger Company Corporate Headquarters
  7. Idaho Potato Museum
  8. World's Largest Teapot
  9. Petrified Forest National Park
  10. Spook Hill