Gear up for eight wacky landmarks that will take your road trip into the fast lane.
The Blue Whale
Located on Route 66, a famous highway that stretches from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, this landmark was built with 19,400 pounds of rock and 15 tons of sand.
The Big Banana
Measuring nearly 40 feet long, the giant fruit is one of Australia's "Big Things"—a series of ginormous tourist attractions along the country's roads.
The Hand of the Desert
Here's the landmark that deserves a hand. Rising three stories high, the statue is made out of cement.
The unusual landmark was made from more than 2,800 plates, bowls, spoons, and cups attached to a metal frame.
This art installation features ten half-buried, spray-painted automobiles. Bring your own spray-paint to the site to splash the cars with more color.
Built to resemble a pysanka—a traditional Ukrainian Easter egg—the over 25-foot-long structure weighs 3,000 pounds and contains nearly 7,000 nuts and bolts.
Foamhenge is a full-size model of England's Stonehenge monument. The roadside replica is made out of—what else?—Styrofoam.
The giant statue sits at the entrance of Selb, a German town famous for its ceramics.
CREDITS: BLUE WHALE: STEVE LAGRECA, DREAMSTIME; BIG BANANA: SPLOSH, DREAMSTIME; HAND OF THE DESERT: UROS RAVBAR, DREAMSTIME; CADILLAC RANCH: MELISSA LAUNDRE, DREAMSTIME; VEGREVILLE PYSANKA: LSPAUL, DREAMSTIME; FOAMHENGE: THOMAS MCELVY, DREAMSTIME; PORCELAIN DRAGON: RLEAICHPHOTO, DREAMSTIME; COFFEE POT: ANGELO FAUSTO LO BUGLIO, ALAMY