While enormous roadside attractions can be found all over the world, there are four countries in particular that feature an over abundance of these large monuments – Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. Perhaps not surprisingly these countries are all well known as great road trip destinations with numerous wide open spaces. So, even if you’ve never dreamed of going on a journey to the Land Down Under or driving across North America, these are 25 roadside attractions that are so big you’ll want to go on a road trip to see them!
The World's Biggest Banana (Australia)
Big Banana is a tourist attraction in Coffs Harbour, Australia. You can even walk through it!
The World's Biggest Dinosaurs (United States)
The Cabazon Dinosaurs in California were originally constructed by sculptor Claude Bell to attract visitors to a nearby cafe (now closed). Today, the dinosaurs are a popular roadside tourist attraction.
The World's Largest Apple (Canada)
The Big Apple is a restaurant located just off of Ontario Highway 401. Besides food, the site features an observation deck and a petting zoo.
The World's Largest Kiwi Fruit (New Zealand)
Found near Te Puke, New Zealand, Kiwi 360 is a fully operational kiwi orchard. Besides its famous landmark, it offers tours on kiwi shaped carriages.
The World's Largest Lobster (Canada)
Funded by the Shediac Rotary Club, this lobster statue was built in honor of the town’s lobster industry.
The World's Largest Coffee Pot (Germany)
The biggest coffee pot in the world can be found in the town of Selb, Germany.
The World's Largest Basket (United States)
The Longaberger company headquarters in Newark, Ohio are shaped like a huge basket. And yes, the company is in the business of making baskets. How could you tell?
The World's Biggest Pineapple (Australia)
Found on a macadamia plantation along Australia’s sunshine coast, this huge pineapple features several rides and a petting zoo.
The World's Largest Axe (Canada)
A plaque near this giant axe reads: “The World’s Largest Axe. This giant axe symbolizes the importance of the forest industry, past, present and future, to the Town of Nackawic and the Province of New Brunswick. 1991.”
The World's Largest Buffalo (United States)
This buffalo monument found near the town of Jamestown, North Dakota is the reason for the town’s nickname – Buffalo City.
The World's Largest Tennis Racket (Australia)
The town of Barellan in Australia is home to the largest tennis racquet in the world. It was made to commemorate Evonne Goolagong, the famous tennis player who was born in Barellan.
The World's Largest Nickel (Canada)
Located on the ground of the Dynamic Earth science museum near Sudbury, Canada, the world’s largest nickel is over 9m high.
The World's Biggest Carrot (New Zealand)
Constructed as a prop for a TV commercial in the 1980s, today it has been donated to the town of Ohakune to commemorate its reputation as New Zealand’s carrot capital.
The World's Largest Moose (Canada)
This giant moose was one of the first tourist attractions in the city of Moose Jaw, Canada. More recent attractions include tunnel tours, a mineral spa and a casino.
The World's Largest Chicken (United States)
The Big Chicken is a KFC restaurant in Georgia that features a 17 meter tall steel sided structure in the shape of a chicken.
The World's Largest Egg (Canada)
Technically it’s a Ukrainian Easter Egg known as a pysanka and it was created to honor the Ukrainian population of the town of Vegreville.
The World's Largest Thermometer (United States)
Located in California, this thermometer was built to commemorate the 134 degrees fahrenheit (57 degrees celsius) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913
The World's Largest Potato (Australia)
Originally designed to be a potato information center, rising costs resulted in it being nothing more than a large potato.
The World's Largest Pumpkin (Canada)
Found in Roland, Canada this structure was built as a tribute to a local resident who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1977 for growing the world’s largest pumpkin.
The World's Largest Fork (United States)
This 11 ton piece of cutlery is located in Springfield, Missouri.
The World's Largest Guitar (Australia)
This huge guitar has become a major attraction during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in New South Wales.
The World's Largest Teapot (United States)
A former service station that was built in the shape of a teapot, it was constructed as a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal that shook the presidency of Warren Harding.
The World's Largest Goose (Canada)
Since the town of Wawa derives its name from a Native American word meaning “wild goose”, it’s not surprising that it is home to the world’s largest goose statue.
The World's Largest Cow (Australia)
Found in the same Australian town as the world’s largest pineapple, the world’s largest cow is just down the street.
The World's Largest Donut (United States)
Randy’s Donuts is a famous bakery and landmark near Los Angeles International Airport that has a donut on its roof.